Have you ever met people who had changed their lives by going to another country and studying there? I am sure that they remember every detail of their journey because they were starting a new, amazing life. Some people are inclined to believe that one semester cannot change anything, but believe me – it is an amazing experience that will give you a lot of positive emotions and memories that you will be happy to have. This article includes some advantaged of studying in another country.
You can learn more about yourself
Of course, studying abroad is a wonderful and unforgettable experience, but there is also a possibility that you will face different difficulties. It can give you a possibility to learn something new not only about a country but also about yourself. Due to some situations, you discover new personal qualities and skills.
No doubt that at home you feel comfortable. There is a lot of care and kindness around you; you have friends and relatives that can help you with some problems at college or with your household chores if you are too tired. In a new place, you have to think about everything on your own. There is no support. It is also hard to get used to new cultural traditions, people’s characters and other different things. In this unusual atmosphere you can check how independent you are.
Maybe you are scared of severities and problems but forget about it. The beauty of some countries deserves suffering from the most awful things. That is the reason why people travel – to see some cultural sights, of course. Just relax and enjoy your opportunity. You should not sit at home all the time – it is a new place and you definitely need to look around it. Every country has amazing places to visit. You can find lists with their names on special Websites. I can recommend these sights:
- Castelo dos Mouros (Portugal);
- Cabo da Roca (Portugal);
- Notre-Dame de Paris (France);
- Madame Tussaud’s Museum (Great Britain);
- Tretyakov Gallery (Russia).
You don’t have much time for sightseeing because of studying? That’s not a big deal to discover a new culture in everyday routine. You can just communicate with local residents. It will help you to understand some traditions and mentality. These people can also learn something new about your country! And it is a great possibility to find new friends.
The most important – language
Everybody knows that the best way to learn a language is to communicate with native speakers. In a new country you will be surrounded by the language. It is everywhere – in shops, libraries, clubs and… at the University (or another place where you’re studying). There will be some situations when it will be hard for you to find the right words to explain something. I can guarantee that you will learn how to behave in such cases very quickly. With the ability to speak with natives every single day you will improve your language skills.
Think about career
Some people go to another country and don’t want to come back. It may happen to you. In such cases students stay in a country and find work. Sometimes it is better to have a job in another place because of economic, political or financial problems. Moreover, some countries are more developed and have higher salaries. However, even if you will come back home and try to find a job there, a note about studying abroad in your resume will give you a vantage over competitors. So, it is very interesting and useful to study abroad. Don’t be afraid to try!