Are you looking for unbelievable sights? Indescribable feelings? New horizons to pursue? Ready to test yourself in a whole new world?
Studying abroad- whether for your undergraduate or master’s degree or even for short professional programs- is all that and more!
The idea of being on your own so far away from home can be intimidating, especially when you start to consider all the things that can go wrong, but fear not! Edukasyon.ph is here to help you safely make that leap. From tips on choosing the right international program, finding scholarships or self-funding, surviving the visa process to figuring out what to pack, Edukasyon.ph can help prepare you for your very own Study Abroad adventure.
If you aren’t convinced, here are 7 things studying abroad can do for you
1. See the world
Adventure is out there, with so much to do and a lot to explore. We all have that one place in the world we want to visit, and studying abroad can take you there. There are a variety of great schools in different places around the world and there’s one for you out there somewhere.
2. Upgrade Your Career
In today’s competitive job market, what sets you apart from the rest of the applicant pool? Getting a degree in a university abroad will help make your application stand out in a pile of other applications, like this:
3. Learn New Things
Variety is the spice of life, they say, but so is novelty. Living abroad can teach you how to do so many new things – speaking a new language, understanding a different political system and economic environment, trying out weird-looking but definitely delicious food, discovering how to make friends from other cultures – that can enrich your life in so many ways.
4. Join a Multicultural Community
New place, new people. You’ll never find a more diverse community than on a college campus. When roommates from different cultures have a hard time deciding what to have for dinner, world peace looks like a far off dream. But learning how to interact with people from different cultures isn’t just about conflict resolution: it can also be about discovering kindred spirits – maybe even on that spine-tingling “brother from a different mother” level – which could be the start of something new.
5. Be Independent
Living abroad is a whole different ball game. From transportation to housing, you’ll probably be on your own most of the time you’re there. With no one to wash the frying pans after cooking or laundry the clothes, it’s not for the faint of heart. But it’s a significant achievement to be able to learn the life skills – independence, creativity, resourcefulness – required to make a life for yourself in the real world, and those are qualities you’ll likely never lose. It’s an experience that will make a man/woman out of you.
6. Know Yourself
Studying abroad gives you the freedom to start over and express yourself in a more diverse community. Without old prejudice and sheltered culture, who do you want to be really? Once you find out, it’s all about staying true to that, when you come home.
7. Give Back
Let’s face it, even with the slow internet and traffic, there’s so much to love about our country, and studying abroad puts you in the position to give back (i.e. teaching, volunteering, etc.) to the Filipino community. And you don’t have to wait until you finish your studies to make the Philippines proud: you can start by excelling as a student and winning prizes, as well as by setting up Filipino associations and organizing cultural events in your institution.
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