what skills do you gain from studying abroad?
1. See the world
The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad programme is the opportunity to see the world and experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities.
In the long run, you will pick up local knowledge such as where to go for fresh affordable meals, where to find the best coffee, what tourist traps to avoid and the most cutting-edge clubs or best local hangouts.
You will also have the opportunity to visit neighbouring countries! For example, if you study in France, you’ll have the option to travel by car through various parts of Europe including Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Italy or further afield in countries such as Greece the UK, Portugal or why not Morocco.
2. Academic Excellence
One of the biggest reasons students choose to travel is to find a country where the education system is evolving and offers a high-quality way of life. European higher education institutes, universities, business schools or others are recognised internationally for their creative and challenging environments that help push students to be their best.
Educators have changed the institutional culture to embrace international education opportunities for all students.
3. Experience a new culture and people
Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives, new foods, the traditional music, new local activities.
This enriching experience will enable them to see and do things they wouldn’t expect and meet people who have grown in a different culture.
4. Brush up your language skills
Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to learn a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.
5. Boost your employability
It’s no secret that a study abroad experience is great for graduate employability and is likely to be looked favourably by employers. You will not only return home with a new perspective on culture, foreign language fluency and perhaps a new qualification but you would also have developed new soft skills such as communication, adaptability, cross-cultural understanding.
In a globalised, well-connected world, employers increasingly value graduates with international experience.
6. Find new interests
When you are thousands of miles away from home, spontaneity and adventure are your best friends. Open your mind up to new experiences and sights and the fun will come your way.
- Visit iconic landmarks
- Try the local food
- Try skiing, parachute jumping
- go shopping
- Explore the nightlife
7. Make lifelong friends and expand your network
One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. You will attend school and live with students from your host country as well as other nationalities. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create long lasting relationships with your fellow students.
The friends you meet abroad will become part of your network for life. Along with building rewarding personal friendships, the connections you make are the most valuable asset you can have in your professional life. Having international connections can open doors to unexpected opportunities. Same with your professors, building a good relationship is also valuable and can open doors to new connections.
A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.
At the end of the day, you’ll appreciate your home and family more. Any arguments will have become a thing of the past and only good memories will resurface.
9. Time management
Managing your time effectively is essential when studying abroad, as you will have to balance your academic work, social life, and travel opportunities.
10. Life experience
In a truly immersive world that is global, studying abroad is for the curious explorers. It is a leap into the unknown. Deciding to study and live abroad is a bold move. It is also a personally enriching experience as your day-to-day interactions with people from different cultures will teach you to broaden your horizons and cultivate cultural awareness. It is also an unforgettable experience, during which you will form long-lasting friendships.
Also, for most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Join one of KEDGE various programmes
KEDGE is offering all international students who confirm their enrolment 10% discount on their tuition fees.
How to apply?
To apply to one of our programmes, create an account on Join and start by filling in the online application form.
The form has comprehensive instructions for you to follow, and help from our international promotion managers is available anytime. All mandatory fields must be completed and certain documents must be attached to support your application. You will then be guided for the next steps of your admissibility.