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Studying Abroad

By Staff W

Updated March 5, 2016 Updated March 5, 2016

There are many reasons to study abroad: you can learn a new language, discover a new region of the world or study at the world's best program in your field. More and more people study abroad every year, and for good reasons: countries are making it easier for international students to immigrate and study in their instutitions and many universities offer cheaper tuition fees to compete with their neighbors for the increasing pool of international students.

Moreover, studying abroad will make you more employable in our globalized world. Your cultural sensitivity, adaptability and language skills will be very much in demand once you graduate. Employers look for practical problem-solvers who are open to new ways of thinking and who find value in cultural differences. Speaking one or more extra languages helps too!

Studying abroad also lets you take advantage of local specialties: study art in Italy, engineering in Germany, management in the US or design in Australia. For the ambitious student, studying with world-leading experts is a practical strategy for future success in his or her field. 

On a personal level, studying abroad expands your personal horizons, develops your independence and enlarges your circle of international friends and contacts. Who knows when someone from your international network will be able to help you in your life or career? 

This article was originally published in June 2013 . It was last updated in March 2016

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