Why Study Abroad?

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3. Improve Your Language Skills

If you are learning a second language and would like to develop this further, a year abroad (such as Erasmus) or studying a whole degree in another country can be hugely beneficial. Do some research to see which institutions have the best study abroad programmes that will suit what you want to learn and where you'd like to learn. If you are looking to study English as a foreign language, you have a huge choice of countries that you could choose to study in, so the world really is your oyster. Find out more about IELTS and TOEFL on i-studentglobal.

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4. Learn Specialist Knowledge

There are some subjects/courses that are best studied in certain countries. Whether you're interested in history, geography, art, music or many other areas, there will be certain things that you have to see/experience to study properly. Studying abroad can be a great way to develop specific skills, work with people who are world leading in their field at institutions that have the best facilities. If you already know what you want to specialise in, don't compromise! A year of studying abroad could put you ahead of your peers when applying for jobs after university when you return to your home country (if you choose to return).

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5. Try New Things

Whether it's skydiving, mountain climbing, snorkelling or visiting the rainforest, every country has unique experiences that you can only experience in a few places in the world (or possible only one!). Try the local food, make friends with some locals and make the most of your adventure. You don't have to spend a lot of money to embrace the local culture but you will surely regret it if you don't!

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