15 Reasons to Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a major ambition of many Pakistani students. Over the years we at FES have accumulated valuable experience which has allowed us to facilitate the ambitions of a lot of our clients. A lot of the time many students do not know the value or many of the advantages behind the ambition of studying abroad. 

Reasons to study abroad or Advantages to study abroad. 

  1. CV enhancement

Experience of studying and living internationally bodes well with employers. Exhibiting you have experience in dealing with different cultures and diverse groups. This shows a higher level of adaptability on your part. 

  1. Strong language skills

Living abroad will enable you to brush up on your English and if you are in a non-english speaking country then it will also give you the chance to learn the local language. The ability to gain confidence in speaking a new language and the ability to gain experience of speaking and writing in English will enable you land better jobs.

  1.   Not a holiday actual living experience

When you go on holiday you are bound to look for ways to enjoy yourselves. You are bound to look for sights and sounds of the area. You won’t mind getting ripped off once in a while, or paying an expensive cup of coffee. When you actually shift to another country and live there for a while, you are bound to look for ways to make things more comfortable, more affordable. You will learn how to manage a lot of variables in life. You will learn how to manage a home, your budgeting skills are going to be sharpened. At an early stage of your life you will be able to learn how to set priorities. What not to buy, when to spend, where to shop and what sort of things to eat. These are the sort of decisions adults make in a daily life with regards to their income. This is something you as a student living abroad will have to learn at an early age. You will be able to learn all this through real life experiences and choices. Do not underestimate the power of experiences. These experiences are going to groom your communication, financial and survival skills. You’ll actually get to experience your place of study in the long term, picking up local knowledge such as where sells the best coffee, what tourist traps to avoid and how to get the most out of your new city.

  1. Diverse range of people

The exposure you will gain from studying abroad is going to make you stronger in a lot of ways. Meeting different types of people will not only help you to develop your interpersonal skills, but it will also give you a more in-depth knowledge of others, particularly those from different cultures.

  1. New lifelong friends

You may not like to love spending time with every single person you meet, but chances are that you’ll meet at least one lifelong friend (if you’re good at keeping in touch, that is). A shared international study experience is a great way to bond with your fellow students. 

  1.   Exciting foods

You will get to interact with different people and get the chance to consume new kinds of cuisine. This will allow you to get exposure and enable you to experience new things. These experiences will add to your palette and enable you to improve your positioning as well. It adds to your personality. 7.     Study and learn differently

When you go to study abroad you are going to experience a high level and highly skilled teaching apparatus. The system in majority of th foreign universities is superior to that of local ones and will provide you with better quality education. They will provide you access to a lot of material, qualified teachers, a superior learning environment and of course they will provide you with a learning experience that blends both the world of academia and the corporate world. Those studying abroad will experience a completely new way of teaching. This can be daunting, but it will also open your mind to new ways of learning.

  1.     Gain independence

Studying and living abroad requires you to be independent. Not only that it will empower you to be more independent. You are going to achieve a level of professionalism and self reliance that you will never be able to achieve if you rely on others here in your home country.   

  1.     Learn self-reliance

Moving abroad is the ultimate test in self-reliance. You won’t have to rely on others for your daily tasks. You will have to do laundry, cook, grocery and many other day to day tasks you do not do them right now. When (or if) you move back, you’ll likely rely on others less and you’ll take more responsibility for yourself.

  1.   Greater knowledge of different disciplines and people

Cultural sensitivity isn’t just a quality which a lot of great leaders have. They have the ability to empathise with a variety of people.

  1.   Introspection

It’s easy to accept your own culture as the best or right way of doing business. However, living in another country enables you to identify the things wrong with your own perspectives and practices.  

  1.   Learn more about yourself

Throwing yourself into a completely new environment will help you to figure out what you’re good at, as well as what you’re not so good at. These are things that can then be built on during your study abroad experience.

  1.   Become an adult

Speed up the transition from teenager to adult by leaping into the unknown.  You’ll have to fend for yourself, buy your own meals and wash your own clothes, but it’ll all be worth it.

  1.   Gain life experience

One of the ultimate reasons to study abroad is to gain life experience. You’ll learn how to organise your life and condense it into one suitcase, handle unforeseen situations, be independent and self-sufficient.

  1.   Be spontaneous and adventurous

When you’re thousands of miles away from home, spontaneity and adventure are your best friends. Open your mind up to new experiences and sights and the fun will come your way.

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