Study Abroad – What Can It Offer?
Each year the world sees more and more students leave their native climes in favour of studying in foreign lands. We’re not particularly surprised, and here's why…
1. The Chance to Travel
Studying abroad brings you closer to places you might not otherwise have the chance to visit. Weekends, breaks and field trips are the perfect chance to explore exciting new landmarks and landscapes.
2. Enhance Your CV
As the world becomes more globalized, a confident, open-minded and internationally aware candidate is exactly what employers are after, and studying abroad can help you become just that.
84% of study abroad students feel their studies helped them develop valuable skills for the job market.
200% - Students who have studied overseas are twice as likely to find employment as those who haven’t.
3.Learn a Language
There’s no better way to learn a new language than to immerse yourself in its culture, and who knows when that extra tongue might come in handy in the future!
4. Make Global Friends
Not only do you have the opportunity to meet natives from the country you are visiting, but other international students who have travelled as far from home as yourself, too.
94% say studying abroad made them seek out a more diverse friendship group on returning home.
5. Boost Your University Application
Universities now look far beyond just the grades you achieve on paper. Studying overseas demonstrates your thirst for adventure and challenge to admissions tutors.
6. Choose Your Path
You might be one of those lucky people who already have their lives mapped out, yet studying abroad can open your eyes to career opportunities that you may not even know existed.
34% of study abroad students say their experience helped them to decide their career path.
7. Now's the Time
At the moment you probably don't have a mortgage to pay or just 21 days of holiday a year, so now's the perfect time to explore and study abroad before settling down to a job.
Click below to download our infographic to see why more and more students are now studying abroad...