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Benefits of studying overseas

More than ever before, we live in a globalised world. Studying abroad can have huge benefits for your career and personal development.

Here are some advantages of studying abroad:

1. Start your career off on the right foot

Graduates who have chosen to study abroad are highly sought after by employers. Pursuing an overseas degree exhibits courage, flexibility, cultural awareness and an understanding of how other people work and think. This experience puts 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 engagement immersion is the best way to become fluent in another language and culture. Since you will be interacting with English language speakers every day while studying abroad, it would be easier to grasp the language within a relevant cultural context.

Living, studying and working in English can be challenging at first, but you will be surprised at how quickly you master it. Communicating confidently in English will help you to excel in your studies and make new friends from other parts of the world who may even become your professional connections down the road.

3. Find the perfect course for you

One other benefit of studying abroad is that it offers a wider variety of courses, including research options and skill-based training for students. This helps to expand your horizons and open up a world of new educational opportunities. IDP partners with more than 700 top universities, institutions 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 abroad develop a well-informed mindset and wider perspective towards other cultures and people. Whether you are 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. 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 will also learn new things about your own country and culture.

5. Stories to last a lifetime

One of the advantages of study abroad is that your experience does not end at the campus gates. During weekends and holidays, you will have the chance to travel to tourist hotspots or get off the beaten track in your chosen destination. 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 are home.

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