Although any university experience offers the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, oftentimes students miss out on recognizing their full potential by choosing the closest university to home. However, with the additional challenge of navigating a foreign country, as an international student you will pick up crucial ‘’adulting’’ skills.
2. Immerse Yourself into a New Culture
In an increasingly globalized world, cross-cultural communication is becoming a vital skill, and individuals who possess it are in high demand. But, because it cannot be taught efficiently through a text book, it requires real-life experience to gain fluency in this communication style. Therefore, it is more important than ever to have the opportunity to explore other cultures in-depth.
3. Stand out to Employers
Communication skills aside, studying abroad enhances critical thinking and problem-solving skills that employers desire. Especially if you’re applying for an entry-level position after graduation, you will be only one resume among many that recruiters must sort through. Why not make yours stand out?
4. Discover Yourself
When you move abroad to study, you will be given the chance to see the world, and especially your native country, in a whole new light. Many international students report that this has had a big impact on their development as a person for the rest of their lives.
5. Make Friends from Around the World
As an international student, you automatically become a member of a large network of other international students at your university. Oftentimes, universities also host special events for their international students in order to grant everyone the opportunity to make a new group of friends in their new country.