If you’re considering your options with regards to further education and wondering what to do and where, have you ever considered studying overseas?
Education in itself is an enriching experience, but then so is travel, and if you can combine the two then you have the best of both worlds. There are countless options available to overseas students in many countries, and whittling down your choice could be a rather long task.
Despite that, there are many advantages to using your brain abroad.
You’re combining two of the most important things in life
Travel and learning – we’ve discussed that these are two of the most enriching things in life, but combining the two is really a double whammy. Whilst you’re travelling, you’re learning, mainly about culture, language, history, and the way people live in different areas of the world; this means your mind is open and you’re soaking up new experiences. Now, combine that with studying and you have one of the most educational and eye-opening experiences anyone could have in life.
You will meet new like-minded people
You’re unlikely to be the only overseas student on your course, or in your university town, and you will easily meet people from all over the world, as well as local students. Whilst you’re living overseas and studying you will come into contact with a whole host of different people, whom you’d never have met otherwise.
You don’t need to do a gap year because you’re already travelling, it’s saving time
You can easily travel around whilst you’re on your breaks from college or university, which means you don’t have to take a year out after your studies if you don’t want to. Of course, on the flipside, if you want to travel after your course finishes, then you’re already overseas, so it could save money!
Overseas study is quite impressive on your CV
Potential future employers won’t only see the qualification you earnt during your studies, but they will also see that you independently lived overseas, on your own, and developed the life skills which are needed when you live abroad. This all means your job prospects are seriously boosted.
It’s quite cheap to do if you can find a grant
There are many grants and scholarships available for students wishing to study overseas, and it’s really a case of looking at your particular course and what is available for you. Sponsorship is possible, and this will lower the overall cost of your learning and travel endeavors.