3 Reasons to Spend a Gap Year Studying Abroad


Learning a Language

Probably the most useful thing with studying abroad for a year is the fact that you get to learn and practically master the language of a country you’re visiting. It’s fair to say that not all languages are easy to learn and sometimes you need to know some basics before you take off.

It’s somewhat common for American students to visit Europe or Asia, while Asian students visit the States and Australia quite often. Knowing how different English and Japanese people are, it’s recommended to get to know some basics before you embark on an adventure, or to start off the adventure with it.


It won’t be difficult to find some amazing English courses for Japanese students, but make sure you plan this and apply well ahead. Anyhow, once you get to the country you’re looking for, your language and communication skills will only grow. Spending a year abroad studying a foreign language and culture can really help you a lot both personally and professionally.

Wrapping It Up

When it comes to taking a gap year, the question isn’t why you should do it – it’s rather why not? With so many different things to see and experience, it would be a shame to miss on such opportunity, especially when you look at it from a learner’s point of view. So, don’t waste any more time thinking about it, and start planning your studying year abroad.


Special thanks to Leila Dorari for providing us with this article. Leila is a freelance writer and self-improvement enthusiast from Sydney. Currently, she is spreading the word about the different challenges one can take in order to upgrade their life. In her spare time, she is either window shopping or hiking with her furry four-legged friend.