1. It changes the way you see the world
Before you travel to another country, chances are you already have a preconceived notion of it. Studying abroad will knock down the stereotypes you may have heard about other countries and broaden your perspective on other cultures. After experiencing new things firsthand, your perception changes because you get a deeper understanding of the world.
2. Relate to others by experiencing other cultures first hand
Studying abroad allows you to see how other people live in different countries because you get to live like a local. When I came back to Emory after studying abroad a few times, I was able to relate to different foreign exchange students. I was able to talk to them about their home countries because I’ve actually
3. Humbles you
Traveling makes you realize how small you can be in such a big world. Without constant Internet access and data on your phone, you are forced to fully take in your surroundings.
4. Empowers you
Studying abroad helps you come out of my comfort zone. You will meet and probably live with new people who
5. Personal Growth
Studying aboard helps you become independent and confident. You will learn to deal with issues you face aboard alone. You also can adapt to new cities without stress. There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor. A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.
6. Broadens your educational horizons
7. Job prospects
Studying abroad can especially come in handy when you’re applying for jobs or internships with companies that work with international clients.
8. Expand your worldview and become a global citizen
The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world. By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.
In addition, when you’re abroad, you won’t be limited to traveling in just the nation in which you are studying – you can see neighboring countries as well! For example, if you study in France, you’ll have the option to travel through various parts of Europe including London, Barcelona and Rome. When you’re abroad, you can learn about how the world works by becoming more aware of issues specific to certain countries or problems that apply to more than one country. By going abroad, you get to see how different countries approach their respective issues, which would expand your worldview. From this, you can take your learning experiences and apply them to work collaboratively with others to solve some of the shared societal challenges of the world.
9. Learn a new language
If you already know another language, studying abroad could enhance your language skills. Summer program in the most spoken language in the college can go a long a way to help you learn the language faster. Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.
10. Opportunity to travel
When you’re abroad, it’s easier to travel to other places, whether it’s different cities in the country you’re in or other bordering countries. Take advantage of the time you spend abroad to explore new places because after graduation, you might not be able to have a lot of time to travel once you get a job or go onto grad school.