I cannot imagine my life without having moved to Nottingham to do a semester abroad in 2013 and later move to Newcastle to do my Masters degree in 2016.
That is why I tell everyone they HAVE TO STUDY ABROAD! It is a rite of passage that every student must go through in order to get a full cultural experience. Some might say “Well, I can’t afford it,” and I will tell you yes you can! I did and I come from a very low income single mother household. But never mind that, there are plenty of scholarships out there that one without travel experience can apply for, so there is no reason why not study abroad. This post is all about studying abroad and the top 5 reasons why to do it. So let’s start!
Find New Interests
I found out while studying abroad that I had a slight fascination for photography. Now, all I do is take photos of beauty of the world every step I take.
Academics abroad, specially Western European and Austral-Asian universities, are some of the best. Many universities outside the USA are in the top 1% of Universities in the world. That is because of the rigorous curriculum and high standards of teaching in other countries.
Salsa dancing near Tottenham Court Road or African fashion in Spitafield Market. Studying abroad will open your eyes to life outside your own country. You will live in a fusion of cultures that you will forever remember.
I have meet some of my best friends while studying abroad. Not only are they friends, they are family, and I am still in contact with many of them.
Get to know A Whole New World
Oh the places I have been! Seriously, I have gotten to go to Spain, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and France all because of studying abroad in England. Studying abroad is the best way to get to know the rest of the world.
So, there you go! The top 5 reasons to study abroad! Now go online and do some research! It will pay off at the end!
All the love!