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Posted: 03.04.2017

Why Study Abroad?

Is studying abroad a waste of time and money? What will the year of study abroad give me? We collected some reasons why you should consider to go and study abroad for at least one semester.

Studying abroad is probably one of the most beneficial experiences for a university student.  Whether you are going to exotic country or small lovely city in Europe, it’s a great opportunity to study in a foreign nation. It’s a chance to take in the allure and culture of a new land as well as to gain a world-class education as a super-cultured international student. It’s natural that there would be a fear before going to unknown places, but there are thousands and thousands of students every year who have been over this fear and so can you!

  1. You will see and experience more than you would ever do during the holiday

By going to study abroad you will get the opportunity to see the cities from the inside. You actually get to experience your place of study in the long term. All the incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. As well as picking up local knowledge such as where can you get the best coffee in the city, what kind of traps you would need to avoid and what are the coolest things to do in your new home city.

  1. Learn how to learn

Studying abroad will give you a chance to experience different styles of education. When enrolling a study abroad program, you will see how it is possible to learn in different ways. Some of them might be easier and some of them harder. It will open your mind to new ways of learning.

It's definitely a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education and getting new knowledge should be the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program. Choosing the right country and school is a very important factor.

  1. Make friends from around the world

It’s likely that the university you choose for your international studies will have a large community of students both from the local area and all around the globe. Quite many students will be coming to study abroad as well as you do. By this you will not only learn the culture of the country you moved in but also about the other abroad students’ home countries.

You will meet very different kind of people at school and outside of it. Study abroad year will help you deal with them more easily. You may not love every single person you meet. But chances are that you’ll meet at least one lifelong friend. It’s important to appreciate this person and not to stop keeping in touch with this friend.

Sticking to an international community will help all of you to share the knowledge and experience and therefore it will be easier for you to study.

  1. Career Opportunities

Exploring new country at the same time as picking up the international skills will enhance your future job prospects. When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Employers are looking to the young who has international experience either by studying or working abroad. It’s not recommended to study and work at the same time as both of them will take too much of your time and you wouldn’t enjoy either of them to the full. However, there’s a great chance for you to stay on and work after your study year.

If you will decide so, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country.

See how to find job in Estonia or Latvia.

  1. Gain independence

Throwing yourself into a new environment will help you to figure out what you’re good at and what you’re not so good at. These are things that can then be built on during your study abroad experience.

You will become an adult almost overnight. Speeding up the transition from teenager to adult you will understand that it’s not fun being independent. But it’s way much better than staying with parents in the late twenties. Yes, you’ll have to fend for yourself and make food on your own. Nobody’s going to wash your clothes and tell you to go to sleep but it’ll all be worth it.

In the end you’ll learn how to organize your life, take the risks and face the consequences. You will learn a lot about yourself and this is definitely not a waste of your time.

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