Every year 4.3 million students enrol in education at a University or college outside their home country. Are you considering this option? Before you make up your mind about whether studying abroad is the right choice for you, let’s look at the benefits associated with it.
An Excellent Learning Opportunity
Studying abroad is an excellent learning opportunity on so many levels. Many of the world’s top Universities are located abroad. Studying at an overseas University or College will put you ahead of your peers, as you will be exposed to the most up-to-date research, technology and learning that the world has to offer.
You will become fluent in a new language. Research has shown that being immersed in a country’s language while living and studying in a country is the best way to develop your language skills. The global economy that we live in values employees who are fluent in the world’s main languages.
Studying in a university that is home to other international students, ensures you will be exposed to and learn about many different cultures. This will help to broaden your mind. You will gain knowledge on how other countries operate, which in turn will give you insight into improvements that can be made within your home country. You will form a network of friends and contacts from all over the world which will be important for your personal and professional life.
Gaining independence while making lifelong memories
While you are studying away from your home country, you will learn skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life. You will become more independent and learn how to complete daily tasks by yourself without relying on your parents. You will be responsible for cleaning and cooking in your accommodation. You will travel to and from the college campus together with your friends. It will be your responsibility to arrive to class on time. These are all lifelong skills that you will take into your adult life and beyond.
Your overseas study experience will remain in your memory for the rest of your life. You will have gained so much life experience, knowledge and an understanding of yourself. The friends that you make will be ‘friends for life’, as you will have shared such important life experiences. You will always cherish these memories and look back fondly on how they played a role in shaping your future.
During your weekends and free time, you will explore the country you are living in and visit famous sights and tourist attractions. All these new experiences will shape you as a person and widen your knowledge of the world as a whole.
Improved employment opportunities
A qualification from an overseas University will open a wider variety of employment opportunities with higher salaries to you. Employers hold a more favourable view of job applicants who studied abroad, as this provides a whole new level of cultural and global understanding. Your time spent studying abroad will give you a competitive edge over other applicants in the interview process.
Have you decided to study abroad for yourself?!! DIFC (Dublin International Foundation College) based in Dublin, Ireland is the perfect pathway to the course of your dreams at a top University. Our foundation year programmes bridge the gap between your local high school qualification and studying at one of our top University partners which are located in Ireland, the UK, Europe, Australia and worldwide.