If you are a student looking for an interesting, exciting and culturally more diverse experience from studying at college or university, have you ever considered the prospect of studying abroad? Even if you are returning to educations, there is a lot to be gained from studying abroad. In the following post we will look at some of the key benefits of the the CEA Study Abroad Program and many others like it.
As was discovered in a study conducted recently among CEOs, many see employees who have experience studying abroad as more than just examples of studying abroad. The importance of individuals undertaking education in a foreign country means that they are also put through a comprehensive and immersive language program too, as well as being taught skills that you can only learn when you live and study in another country.
Helps With Your Career
Studying abroad not only gives you the skills and education you need in your chosen field, but can also make you a better candidate for positions. Companies, especially those who operate on a global level, see it as a huge positive if they find job applicants have experience studying in a country where they provide services or products.
Even if they don’t have globally reaching aspirations, workplaces on a domestic level are becoming increasingly culturally diverse places, with immigrants and asylum seekers being given jobs. Therefore, if you have studied successfully abroad, it sends out a clear message to an employer that you are okay and work well with people from all walks of life and ethnicity and may even be able to help when challenges such as translation issues come up.
Improves You As A Person
Personality wise and how you are able to deal with the world, are further ways that studying abroad can be beneficial. When you study abroad you learn how to be confident and independent, while learning how to deal with ever-changing environments and situations you are unfamiliar with.
Overall, you can become a more tolerant, patient and understanding individual, particularly towards the needs and desires of people from other parts of the world. Which is something that most company owners and employers look for in prospective employees.
Increasing Demand For People With Experience Working or Studying Abroad
As the world becomes increasingly border less, not just in the business world but in general, studying abroad can be a huge and positive step towards helping you find your feet in this more globally diverse world. As we noted further up the page, there is always a need for people who can speak more than one language and often the best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in the culture that influences that language and spending time around people who speak that language.
There is no better way to get that kind of experience than by studying abroad. So if you are interested in improving your job prospects, want to add to your CV and expand your level of experience and skill set. You should seriously consider the prospect of studying abroad.