- Confidence:- Leaving your comfort zone might be scary at first, but as soon as you make it on your own you'll feel invincible.
- Language:- Immersed in another culture, you're in the ideal situation to learn the local language or improve your existing skills.
- Independence:- You have to be more self-sufficient while you're away from friends and family, and prove you can stand on your own two feet.
- Get a global perspective:- Studying your subject in a new country and at a different university might also give you new ways of thinking.
- Friends:- Meet interesting new people from your adopted country and develop an international social life. Who knows what common ground you'll find?
- Enhanced employability:- Stand out from the graduate crowd - international organizations want graduates with experience of living or working abroad.
- Problem-solving skills:- Whether you're finding your way around a new city or opening a bank account, every day will have a small challenge to overcome.
- Adaptability:- Adjusting to another country's culture, customs and etiquette is one of the most interesting aspects of living abroad.
- The chance to hit the road:- Obviously you should try and see as much of your adopted country as you can - make sure you get out there and see something amazing.
- Discover a New Career Path:- The experiences you take advantage of abroad can influence the rest of your life in regards to career goals. You will probably discover a newfound passion which could influence your major or career path, or maybe you will decide you want to work abroad or learn a new language. One way to maintain an edge over the competitive work force is to continue you higher education overseas.