Are you curious about the benefits of studying abroad? Are you considering going for it? Here is a list of the top 10 reasons to why you totally should!
1. Learning Experience
Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program. You’ll be able to learn subjects that might not even be taught in the Philippines, meet professors from incredibly diverse backgrounds, experience different learning styles, and work with a huge variety of people.
2. Experience the World
One of the most exciting benefits of studying abroad is it’s the best opportunity to experience the world. In studying abroad, you’re not just a tourist jumping from place to place; you actually get to eat, live, and breath like a local and experience the country for yourself.
Checkout our ‘Explore the World’ section and find all the countries you can study in!
3. Take in a New Culture
In studying abroad, you will have the opportunity to experience a completely new way of life. When you arrive at your host country, you’ll experience different cultures, taste incredible food, and unique traditions that are different from what you’re used to. Is it scary? Yes. But is it incredibly exciting as well? Without a doubt!
Don’t be intimidated by different cultures! Check out our guide on dealing with culture shock
4. Hone Your Language Skills
Studying abroad gives you the chance to immerse yourself in a different language. and there is no better way to learn that language than to experience and use it for yourself. And don’t worry – most host universities offer language courses to help you out.
Refine your language skills before you leave by checking out our partner language schools!
5. Career Opportunities
Many people will say, “OK, studying abroad is exciting and fun but how practical is it?”
Once you return home from studying abroad, you bring with you a solid education, language skills, and a new cultural perspective, among many other traits and experiences that are attractive for employers. Just make the most out of your experience studying abroad and it will reflect in your character and resume.
6. Find New Interests
You’ll find that studying abroad offers many new interests and activities that aren’t available in the Philippines. You might find yourself passionate about winter sports or European music without even realizing it!
7. Make Lifelong Friends
One of the most lasting benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to make friends from all walks of life. Don’t forget that in studying abroad, you’ll attend school with locals from that host country and other international students. You might go there not expecting anything but come home with friendships for a lifetime.
8. Personal Development
In the Philippines where we basically live with our families until we get married, you’ll find your independent side really come out when you study abroad. You might also end up discovering yourself and really build your character while you’re there.
9. Graduate School Admissions
Not only can studying abroad help your chances at employment – it can also help with furthering your studies. Students who have studied abroad show that they have unique traits and the dedication to learning, which graduate schools tend to look for.
Check out our partner schools’ graduate programs abroad!
10. Life Experience
Simply put, studying is a once in a lifetime experience. All your learnings and experiences will stay with you for the rest of your life. Take the opportunity to study abroad if you can because it’s the only time you’ll be able to experience the world with no commitments but to study and learn. Studying abroad is an experience unlike any other.
Did this post convince you to study abroad? Head on over to Edukasyon.ph for all the resources you’ll need to begin your study abroad journey!