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Why study abroad?

marzo 31, 2021
Why study abroad?

Why study abroad?

There are many reasons to make the decision to to study abroad, both on a personal level and on an academic and professional level, probably as many as people who decide to do it. Next, we present those that we consider most representative and that you should take into account.

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10 reasons to study abroad

1. Live an adventure. They say that life begins where our comfort zone ends. The unknown stimulates the brain, broadens horizons and provides you with new resources to face reality.

2. Learn to be self-sufficient. Registering in the resident census, opening a checking account or signing a rental contract are some of the steps you must do as a foreign student. The scope of family protection is reduced and, therefore, you are responsible for complying with the obligations you assume and for understanding the rules to which you are subject or subject.

3. Learn another language. Communicating in another language in daily interactions or studying in another language are experiences that catalyze learning. In addition to acquiring a best accent and greater fluency, learn a language in situ It is the best way to feel it as your own.

4. Get to know another culture. Crossing the old Berlin Wall by bicycle, toasting with mezcal on the Day of the Dead in Mexico or celebrating the New Year in China are unique and unforgettable ways to expand horizons. But knowing another culture also implies understand and respect their rulesNot recycling in Germany or cheating on an exam in the United States have much more serious consequences than in Spain.

5. Make your CV stand out. An architect studying for a semester in Chicago, an economist doing summer internship in London or a hotelier trained in Switzerland stand out in a selection process for having studied in the cradle of their discipline. But the one who learns Swedish during his Erasmus in Linköping and the one who organizes events during his master’s degree in Los Angeles also stands out, as they demonstrate their willingness to integrate into foreign cultures and publicize one’s own.

6. Acquire new skills and develop competencies. People who have studied abroad develop the necessary skills and competencies to succeed in the job market 21st century: flexibility, adaptability and of uncertainty management.

7. Establish an international network of contacts. From professionally relevant contacts to strong and lasting friendships, the bonds that are created abroad cross all kinds of borders. In addition, technology makes it much easier to keep in touch (be it through Skype, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp or e-mail).

8. Travel. Discovering the volcanoes of Hawaii or the beaches of the Philippines require a colossal investment of time and money for someone who resides in Barcelona. However, an exchange in San Francisco or Singapore turns exotic luxury into a nearby getaway.

9. Learn about yourself. Studying abroad is an experience of personal growth. When making decisions in a new environment, you put yourself to the test and you learn both from your successes and your mistakes.

10. Know other ways of living. Proust already said: the true experience abroad is not to discover new landscapes but to acquire a new look about the world we already knew.

What do I have to do to study abroad?

Find out about how to prepare your march, scholarships and grants to study abroad or how to choose a center and studies in another country.