If you are feeling a bit more adventurous and you’d like to challenge yourself with a new experience, why not consider studying your undergraduate degree abroad instead of your home country. Many students choose to put themselves out there and study a programme which requires part of their degree to be completed in another country, some even go that extra mile and do their undergraduate or graduate programme outside their home nation.
Here are just some of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree overseas.
Broaden Your Horizon
Students who study an international course abroad (known as เรียนอินเตอร์ต่างประเทศ in Thai), get to experience a whole different culture while educating themselves in a foreign country. One of the main reasons people choose to study part or all of their degree outside their own country is to see the world and broaden their horizon. Studying overseas allows you to experience different cultures, a new language and customs, you get to meet all kinds of people from diverse backgrounds.
In addition, if you study in somewhere like London or Paris, you’ll be able to visit neighbouring countries with ease. It gives you the chance to see some incredible European destinations such as Barcelona, Vienna and Rome.
Places such as London, Berlin and Amsterdam have some of the best institutes of education in the world. You’ll find a long list of the best universities situated in the UK, especially in the capital. Studying abroad gives you the chance to experience different types of education, colleges outside of places like Asia conduct their courses differently. By enrolling in a programme overseas, even for part of your course, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your programme which you wouldn’t have experienced back home. Studying overseas opens your mind to different ways of thinking and educating yourself.
Improve Your Language Skills
If you are planning on learning a new language such as English, why not select an international undergraduate programme that is taught in a native English speaking country. There are plenty of places to choose from, some of the most popular include:
· New Zealand
Immersing yourself in a country that speaks English or Spanish will greatly improve your language skills, you’ll be close to fluent in a very short period of time. Being in a foreign country forces you to use the language on a daily basis, giving you access to quality interaction time with native speakers. Being in an environment which requires you to use a second language throughout the day will only hone your language skills, there is no better way to learn than to dive straight in. You get to immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic learning experience.
The list of benefits when it comes to studying abroad is almost endless, you get experience a new culture first-hand while studying for your degree. You have the opportunity to make new friends and international connections. When you finish your undergraduate programme overseas and you apply for jobs at home, employers will be suitably impressed with your willingness to study abroad.