When you’re young, free, and excited about life, you might be wondering what you can do to make the most of your spare time when you’re not at uni. If you’re like us, you might find that staying in the same place for a long time can be a drag. That’s why we suggest packing your bags, waving goodbye, and studying abroad! Here’s why we think you’ll love it;
- You’ll see the world
This one is pretty obvious, but if you haven’t travelled much or at all, then you’re missing out on the chance to learn about a world that is totally different to the one you live in. Venturing out into the great unknown will open your eyes to new lifestyles and lessons, meaning you’ll come home with a wealth of new knowledge.
- You’ll make new friends
When you’re travelling on your own you’ll often find many others that are too. Studying means you’ll have the chance to meet other like-minded people through your institution who have lots of spare time to explore the city you’re in.
- You’ll step outside your comfort zone
Growing up in the same city means you’ll come to know all the ins and outs and begin to find yourself reliving the same routine everyday. Going to a new city will expose you to an unknown environment that you’ll have to navigate. Occasionally you may find yourself in stressful situations that you’ll soon overcome, building your confidence in the process.
- You’ll learn a new language
Well, not entirely, but it’s likely that you’ll pick up on some of the local lingo as you go about your daily routine. The locals love it when you try to embrace their culture, so be sure to learn how to say please and thank you!
- You’ll improve your career opportunities
Employers love to see applicants with international experience. A new perspective on culture, language skills, communication skills, and a willingness to learn are attractive traits to future employers.
Travel is one of our favourite things to do and studying abroad is a great way to learn, meet people, and embrace a culture whether short or long term. If you have the financial means, we definitely suggest heading out into the big wide world.