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Increase your international job prospects While you can always go home at the end of your time as an international student, many choose to stay and apply for a working visa. Even if you return home or decide to seek work elsewhere, the international experience provided by studying abroad is likely to be looked on favourably by employers.
You’ll appreciate your home and family more Any memories of parental arguments or sibling rivalry will pale in comparison to your memories of how amazing they are. (Likewise, they’ll have time to forget about all your less attractive attributes too…) When you get back, these relationships will look so much stronger!
Gain a global mindset Whether it’s for work, study or play, you’ll be able to use your new global mindset to back up arguments, inform your beliefs and steer your future.
Be spontaneous and adventurous When you’re hundreds of thousands of miles away from home, spontaneity and adventurousness are your best friends. Open your mind up to new experiences and sights, and the fun will come your way.
Become an adult Speed up the transition from teenager to adult by leaping into the unknown. You’ll have to fend for yourself, buy your own meals and wash your own clothes, but it’ll all be worth it.
Learn more about yourself Throwing yourself into a whole new environment will help you to figure out what you’re good at, as well as what you’re not so good at. These are things that can then be built on during your study abroad experience.
Learn self-reliance Moving abroad is the ultimate test in self-reliance. When (or if) you move back, you’ll likely rely on others less, and you’ll take more responsibility for yourself.
Brush up on your language skills Remember the foreign language skills you picked up in school? No, me neither. Refresh them by studying abroad; you might be surprised at how much you remember.