College is the time to create new experiences. This time in our lives is for trying new things, to experience life, and to find out what we love. One thing you must take advantage of while in college is the opportunity to study abroad. Whether it is because students do not know this is available at their university or just because they are not interested, this is something that not many students do. These are five reasons why you should study abroad while in college.
You Are Young and Full of Energy
College is the time to get crazy and to go on adventures; and what age is better than when you are in your 20s? When we are this young we tend to be more reckless, which makes us more willing to try new things. Living in a new country for a period of time is already one crazy thing to do. Now, think of all the other things you can do while abroad. You can enjoy pub-crawling in Dublin to skydiving in Thailand while you’re still young.
You Get to See Amazing Places While Still Getting Your Degree
Why wait until spring break gets here to get out of the country when you can be out of the country and travel every other weekend? Seriously, traveling while you are studying abroad is really easy and in continents that are small like Europe and Australia, everything is really close. You can find yourself planning a trip to a different country every weekend by just taking a two-hour flight; all that while you are getting your degree.
You Will Become Open-Minded
The longer you are in a foreign country and surrounded by a culture other than your own, the more tolerant and accepting you become. Surrounding yourself with people from different backgrounds and nationalities will help you break any stereotypes you have in your mind.
You Will Make Friendships for Life
This reason is one of my personal favorites. Many students from around the world venture the globe just like you. Sharing an experience like this with someone will help you create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
It Will Help You Grow as a Person
Moving out for college to another city or state is life changing, but moving countries is a complete 180. It will help you grow, find yourself, and become more independent. I realized this when I wanted to book a trip to London but none of my friends were available to come with me. At that moment, I got rid of all my fears, grabbed my passport, and booked a flight solo. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
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