There are many reasons why you should study abroad. In this article we list the benefits of studying abroad and give you valuable tips on how to gain the most out of your study time abroad.

1. It benefits your future career
Studying abroad will benefit your future career. You gain a lot of international experience that makes you more attractive on the labor market. 

  • Better communication skills – studying abroad gives you the opportunity to learn a new language and improve your English. Being able to communicate professionally in English and knowing several languages can improve your career prospects. 
  • Global connections  – you will gain new friends and acquaintances all over the world which can be very beneficial for your future career. Both in work opportunities and development chances. 

2. High quality education

Often students choose to study in another country to gain the highest standard of education possible. You can take advantage of the globally-recognized degrees offered by the UK, USA or other countries. Studying abroad makes it possible to study at the world’s highest-ranking universities with highly regarded education systems.

3. New culture

One big reason to study abroad is the opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture. You will gain a whole new perspective of the world through experiences that are very different from your own. Living and studying abroad enables you to see the country’s culture and iconic sights, try their foods, discover their traditions and more. 

4. Personal development

You will get to know yourself on a whole new level. The new environment can help you find what you are good at versus less good at. You will find new personality traits in yourself which you never knew existed in you. 

Winners

What They Say

Manish Sonal, India
Winner of KTH Masters Challenge 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at KTH
“I was always reluctant in applying to foreign Universities due to my financial constraints. Today I am pursuing my Master’s in a subject which I love and feel more confident about my future.”
Saravanan Yuvaraja, India
Winner of GE Light the way Challenge
“GE Light the Way Concepts for the future of Office Lighting Innovation Challenge Competition was one of my best life time experiences. This challenge had given me a chance to know exactly, what the organization is looking from the innovative student community for creating smart and sustainable world in the future.”
Arlisa Febriani, Indonesia
Winner of the Blue Bag Competition 2015 – Full Scholarship and living costs paid for at Lund University
Arlisa’s story is very unique and proof that given the right opportunity, the greatest ideas will succeed. By developing a revolutionary water cleansing system, she proved that anything is possible. This is great news for her, the people of Jakarta, and quite possibly the rest of the world who live in places with little or no access to clean water!
Avon Haughton, USA
Winner of The New School Competition 2014 – Scholarship at The New School in New York
“Winning the competition has been one of my greatest achievements thus far and participating was the most fun I’ve had in a while. I’m very grateful for the opportunity and I can’t wait to go to The New School!”