There are many advantages to study abroad, regardless of the country of your origin, and there are countless reasons to be thinking about when deciding to go to a foreign country to receive higher education. Students all over the world seem to be sharing one same vison and one same wish: become independent and get immersed in a more or less different culture. When deciding to leave the country in order to study abroad, the many options are one of the strongest criteria; students have the choice between varieties of destinations each one presenting numerous appealing alternatives, among the choices we have, private and public universities, choice of the language, choice of the country, choice of the type of the degree, choice of the educative system and much more others, here are some of the advantage ones can get when deciding to cross the borders:
Large choice of universities and educational horizons: students when choosing among foreign universities can choose between, public and private, between the different educative systems, between the type of degrees they want, between the language of studies, they have the choice to decide whether they want to be part of an exchange program of a dual degree, they can integrate day time and night time programs, programs with mandatory internships… many universities make sure to display the information needed by the future’s students, and the process of admission is more or less complicated depending on the destination and the selectiveness of the university of higher education establishments.
Independence: one of the undeniable reason why a student decides to go abroad is the possibility to become independent and start the autonomous way of life, here the students will learn to rely on themselves in all the aspects of life: personal, professional, financial, they also get to decide how they will handle all the decisions related to their wellbeing and life management.
Living cultural experience: of course, going abroad as a tourist is a great way of living a new cultural experience, but living and studying in a foreign country brings the cultural experience in a whole other level, the ability to become part of a new frame, the students learn how to adapt without losing themselves among the disparity of ideas and ideologies. A foreign student has the chance to have a longer time watching before acting inside a newly integrated country, they forge their personalities with a wider perspective, it is very hard to put this into words, but the consequence of studying abroad is highly striking: foreign students have that je ne sais quoi proper to them.
Learn new languages: one of the first reasons one can state when deciding to study abroad is the opportunity to learn a new language, slang or accents, either by going out and making the most out of the communication or by taking language classes. One thing is for certain, learning more than one language is always beneficial and is very encouraged by job recruiters.
Meeting new people with different perspectives: each person on the planet, and even outside of the planet, have his or her or its ways of thinking, and it is very hard to shake these ways of thinking as they are built in an environment that hardly changes, here we need to put the notion of scale in work, the environment could be family, it could be close surrounding of friends and influencers, one can forge new concepts just by stepping outside of the comfort zone, but most of the time, the concepts are built up within the influencing of the culture of the country, the vision of all the people from the same beliefs even when they are from different walks of life, and living abroad helps build new ways of thinking.
Have a competitive advantage among freshly graduated people: the advantage that one can have by studying abroad is to have a heavier curriculum that the peers that stayed in their county, a graduate that has the possibility to deal with international experimented people are very much sought after, generally the unknown is always more appealing, and having studying abroad gives to the graduate more weight and the balance tilts to his or her advantage.
Be able to find a job in a foreign country: naturally having studied in a foreign country and having earned a degree from said country, the student is more eligible to be offered jobs over there.
Of course, going abroad is not mandatory, and a higher education degree is a degree regardless of the place where it was obtained, and it is better to study a good program in a good university in the home country than going to an educational center that does not offer the education that suits you just to be able to say that ‘’I went to study abroad’’