More than ever before, we live in a globalized world. Earning your degree overseas can have huge benefits for your career and personal development. Here are just a few of the Benefits of Overseas Study:
Graduates who’ve chosen to study internationally are highly sought after by employers. Pursuing a degree overseas signals to employers that you have courage, flexibility, cultural awareness, and an understanding of how other people work and think. This will really put you ahead of the pack when it comes to internships and job applications.
Studies have shown that being surrounded by a language is the best way to become fluent and to understand the local culture. You’ll be surrounded by English language speakers every day and seeing and hearing the language in the local cultural context.
Living, studying, and working in English can be challenging at first, but you’ll be surprised at how quickly it becomes second nature. Communicating confidently in English will help you to excel in your studies and meet new friends from other parts of the world who could even become professional connections down the road.
Students who come to study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, or the USA often comment on how much they enjoy the diverse teaching styles. Some courses and modules may be traditional class-based, others may involve a lot of teamwork while others will include a lot of work experience. Think about what would suit you best and we’ll take this into consideration while researching course options with you.
Students who study overseas return home with an informed and much less biased perspective towards other cultures and peoples. Whether you’re studying science, politics, or finance, being able to think from a multinational perspective will help you face modern challenges and come up with innovative solutions.
As an international student, you will graduate with a more diverse set of experiences than many domestic students in your home country that will allow you to think more openly and creatively. As you learn to view the world through different lenses, you’ll also learn new things about your own country and culture.
Your international study experience doesn’t end at the campus gates. During weekends and holidays, you’ll have the chance to travel to tourist hotspots or get off the beaten track in your chosen country. Make sure to save some mementos, such as train tickets and photographs, and keep a record of your adventures, because you might not realize how incredible your time was until you’re home.
Maybe one day in the future you’ll be the one giving advice to your siblings – and even your own children – about why and where to study abroad along with the benefits of overseas study.