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Why Young Professionals Should Consider Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is something considered widely by Filipinos looking to have a globally-recognized degree. It's also a path for those who want to live overseas -- especially for people who have family or friends abroad -- and are sure they can live a comfortable life there. But have you considered that these aren’t the only factors that should influence your desire to study? Here are a few other reasons you may not have considered when thinking about being an international student: 

1. New Opportunities and Cultures

The world is getting smaller. Studying abroad can open up courses that aren’t offered in your country of residence, while offering a new cultural environment. Not to mention all the different people you will get to interact with; the lessons you pick up both in the classroom abroad and by interacting with different cultures will surely help you grow.

2. Trying and Conquering Your Fears

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships were built for.” - John A. Shedd

There are too many inspirational quotes online about conquering your fears, but they all have valid points. With things being made easier for international students to study abroad, the leap of faith is made to seem less and less scary. It’s always better to look back on things knowing you gave it a try instead of wondering what would have happened if you had the courage to try it in the first place—and it’s always an opportunity to grow.

3. Youth and Different Scenery

While you’re young, you have the opportunity to experiment, find your footing in life, and make big changes. This advantage dwindles the older you get, when it becomes trickier to make changes. At a certain age, life becomes routine and repetitive. Studying abroad offers a refresh—a chance to look at your ambitions and more ways to try to find your footing in life.

4. It’s Easier than it Ever was Before

With new opportunities, financial aid being provided both by universities and by governments, studying abroad has been made easier than it ever was before. Gone are the days when the idea of studying abroad was for the elite few—today, everyone is encouraged to at least consider it! Not to mention how several agencies and organizations exist solely to provide assistance for these things.

Take IDP for example. IDP provides one-on-one counseling sessions with Education Counselors who have spoken to many international students throughout the years.

If you’re keen on knowing more or studying abroad, feel free to fill out the contact form below to book an appointment with one of our Education Counselors.

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Written by: Raphael Antonio Mendoza

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