If you're studying in a country where English isn't the first language you'll have a chance to completely immerse yourself in a new tongue. Every day you'll be hearing, reading and speaking the language, so over time you'll see your ability improve - you may even become fluent.
Not only will employers love this but, by having the chance to learn outside the classroom, you will be learning words and phrases you ordinarily might not know and that could be really useful.
2) Learn about new cultures
|Being in another country may mean it's easier to travel to more places, especially on breaks in term times. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit many places you've never been to before, learning about their different cultures and customs. You can experience an entirely new way of life, immersing yourself in their society, beliefs and lifestyle choices.
You can also take advantage of this opportunity by trying the local foods, listening to new music and getting involved in social events - cumulatively gifting you with an experience you just couldn't get whilst studying in the UK.
3) Make friends all over the world
4) Experience new academic routines and ways of learning
|If you've studied in the UK all your life, moving somewhere new could give you the chance to experience an entirely different way of teaching. This will give you insight into your preferred methods of learning, therefore discovering more about yourself whilst gaining an excellent degree.
Plus, depending on where you go, studying abroad may give you the opportunity to study more or different subjects, a choice you wouldn't get in the UK. This would ultimately allow you to get the most out of your degree.
5) Employers love it
|According the the CIHE Report: Global Horizons and the Role of Employers, 1/3 of employers viewed a graduate with any overseas experience as more employable - so whether you study for a term abroad or for your entire degree, it's likely to improve your chances of finding a job.
In 2012, the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) found that:
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