Why You NEED to Study Abroad Next Semester
- For me, studying abroad opened up a whole new world of possibilities when entering the job market and helped me land a dream job abroad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a great conversation point in an interview and will help you distinguish yourself from the sea of applicants competing for your job. Want to stand out and differentiate yourself? Ask your interviewer about the picture of the Eiffel Tower on their desk and talk about how you spent a semester abroad in Grenoble learning French.
- Allows you to create countless friendships with incredible people from all over the world. I literally have a network of hundreds (if not thousands) of awesome friends all over the globe. Just for example, I met Andy while studying abroad in Vienna, Austria in 2007 and now we’re traveling the globe together. Funny how things work.
- Teaches you to adapt to new environments by completely removing yourself from your comfort zone. By immersing yourself in a new culture, you learn to appreciate things you would normally take for granted which allows you to gain a greater understanding of how the world works.
- Forces you to make new friends by putting yourself into a completely new situation with no previous relationships or friends. This life skill is invaluable and will help you adapt to new situations that much easier and expand your network immensely. Not to mention you’ll also need to learn how to party 5 nights a week
- More often than not, you’re exposed to a new language, new culture, new food and quite possibly even a new world view. You can take these learnings back with you to your normal life and experience your own home town in a whole new way. After returning from exchange, I appreciated my city so much more and learned to see my “boring” city for what it truly was. It’s amazing what a little perspective can do.
Study Abroad Spain: Explore the Castilian Language
If you want to make the most of your study abroad experience while you are in Spain, there is no better opportunity than to follow the Route of the Castilian Language. Read more »