Studying Abroad – KEDGE Full Guide

Why study abroad? How to get ready? What are the benefits? Which destination to choose from? what are the professionnel and personal benefits?
Discover our full guide to benefits, tips and opportunities to moving to a new country for educational purpose.


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Studying abroad means discovering a “different way of life”. It opens doors to wherever students want to go in the world. It helps you to learn new languages, appreciate other cultures, overcome the challenges of living in another country and gain a greater understanding of the world.

Studying abroad can also be a challenge, as it can be difficult to adapt to a new environment and understand a new educational system. This is why it is important to prepare well before leaving and taking steps to overcome potential obstacles well in advance.

KEDGE Business School's white paper explores all these questions and provides practical advice for students who want to study abroad. Whether you're considering pursuing your studies at a prestigious university or a renowned business school, this white paper will help you make an informed decision. It will also guide you in preparing for your trip overseas and provide you with advice on how to adapt to a new environment. Don't wait any longer to download our white paper and discover all the advantages of studying abroad!

How to prepare for your study abroad?

Prepare for your trip

Studying abroad is not an easy decision to make and you must do immaculate research to weigh the pros and cons which are unique to your aspirations, personality, and passions. What decision are you driving towards? What type of course are you after? How far are you willing to travel? Which countries appeal to you? You will need to gather as much information as you can in order to make the choice that suits you best.

Research your options.

Research your options and choose the institution which is right for you.

Picking the right institution is always personal. Every institution has a different atmosphere, and you will relish an institute with an atmosphere that suits you. If you have a specific career in mind, it will easily narrow down your options. This will facilitate you to pick between a business school or a university. Best Business Schools have triple accreditation. It’s an indication of the gold standard of the school, faculty, approach to teaching – and the career outcomes of the alumni. Speak to the people who know the institution best and will answer all your questions honestly: the students. You will gain an insight into teaching quality as it differs from institution to institution.

Plan your finances

Apart from tuition fees, living expenses will be another major cost factor. A good indicator of living expenses is the economic prowess of the country in which you would like to study.

Check out the funding options available in your home country before you leave.

Benefits of studying abroad

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad programme is the opportunity to see the world and experience a brand-new country first hand with incredible new outlooks, customs, and activities.

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement of their new environment.

Studying abroad will boost your résumé as you will have developed sought-after skills gained by your international experience that will make you stand out from the crowd of job-seeking graduates. It will also open the doors to various opportunities in international organisations and businesses.

While you can always go home at the end of your time as an international student, many choose to stay in their host country to develop their professional skills.

Studying internationally has long been touted to be a perfect opportunity to learn a new language or to improve your existing language skills. It is one of the best ways to consolidate learning, and work towards fluency whether it being English, French, Spanish or why not Chinese to name but a few.

Study abroad programmes

Types of study abroad programmes

  • Exchange programmes such as the Erasmus+ programme
  • Summer programmes
  • Semester programmes
  • Internship abroad
  • Full degree abroad

How to choose your study abroad programme?

  • Make a list of where you’ve always dreamed of traveling
  • Write down the pros and cons of each
  • Get a handle on projected costs
  • Check you can take courses that count towards your degree
  • Narrow down your choices
  • Pick your country

Study abroad – White paper summary

- Why study internationally?

- Academic excellence

- Programme standards

- Structure and assessment of programmes abroad

- Entry requirements for study abroad programmes

- What if you don’t have the required entry level qualifications?

- How much does it cost to study abroad?

- Can you study abroad without personal financial backing?

- Plan your budget

- International scholarships

- Student loans

- Difference between a university and a business school?

- How to choose between a university and a business school?

- Choosing the right institution

- Study permits and visas

- Financial costs

- How do I apply to study abroad? Is help available?

- Working abroad after your studies

- Working alongside your studies

- Internships and placements while studying

- Healthcare

- Can you study abroad without knowing the local language/s?

- How does studying abroad help your language skills?

- Let’s discover Europe!

- Europe elates and inspires with pulsating landscape

- Cultural diversity

- Gastronomy

- Culture and people