Advantages of studying abroad
More than ever before, we live in a globalised world. Earning your degree overseas can have huge benefits for your career and personal development.
Here are just a few of the advantages of choosing international study.
1. Start your career off on the right foot
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.
2. From learning a language to living a language
Studies have shown that immersion is the best way to become fluent in another language and understand another culture. You'll be surrounded by English language speakers every day and seeing and hearing the language in the proper 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.
3. Find the perfect course for you
Expanding your options to consider overseas study opens up a world of new educational opportunities. IDP partners with more than 800 high-quality universities and schools across the world; whatever you are looking for – from a course that is highly ranked for research to a unique study environment – we can help find the best fit for you.
4. Grow and develop personally
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 richer set of experiences 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.
5. Stories to last a lifetime
Your study abroad 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 realise how incredible your time was until you’re home.