Deciding to go study to a different country is not always an easy decision. The idea of someone leaving their country behind to immerse themselves in a completely different environment and culture can be a scary proposition, especially if it’s the first someone is doing it. While it’s big leap of faith, doing so allows students to experience one of the best things available these days; something that will help develop and grow students in ways they may not even think it’s possible.
At C3S Business School, we wholeheartedly believe in the importance of studying abroad. While students coming from countries outside of Europe to study at our school can be seen as a form of studying abroad, we also believe in further connecting students with many studying abroad opportunities or professional and personal growth. The advantages it provides are too important for their future.
Here are some of the advantages of studying abroad:
Master a new language
It is very easy to be very nonchalant about learning a new language when a student is going through high school. When in a class environment, the majority of students take learning a language usually for granted; just another class to get through. The great thing about studying abroad is that it brings the one element that is usually missing in a normal classroom: cultural immersion. Studying abroad allows students to fully be immersed in the culture of the language they learned before and provides better context of word usage. If learning a language in a classroom was a tiny tease, studying abroad delivers the full coarse meal.
The biggest selling point of studying abroad is the full-on cultural immersion. This is the opportunity for students to really have a hands-on approach to different cultures they may have just read about in a book or during a World History class. This goes beyond going to a different country for a holiday. The long stay of studying abroad in a different country provides the students an opportunity to see the day-to-day lives of people completely different than them. It allows a deep look at culture and traditions that can sometimes be skimmed during a vacation. More importantly, it provides ample time to meet and connect/befriend a diverse group of individuals, further enriching the student in the process. Doing so can even help a student appreciate their culture even more, as learning a new culture can help students see their own through a completely different lens.
Becoming an Adult
It sometimes goes unsaid, but there is a moment where students need to learn what it’s like to fend for themselves as they grow up. This usually happens every time a student goes to college. However, studying abroad further magnifies this. It is very easy to see the prospect of “studying abroad” as something akin to a “fish out of water” experience, and many would rather spend their formative college years in something more familiar instead of something so uncertain.
Despite that “fear”, it can’t be denied how much of a growing experience it is for a student to remove themselves from their comfort zone and step into the unknown. Doing so can help kick in a special feeling of “survival instinct” where students will learn how to fend for themselves and rely less on others. It helps build a sense of independence which can help students to rely less on the comfort of their parents, which better prepares them to tackle challenges they will face when they truly are on their own.
Increase of Future Job Prospects
The reality of the marketplace these days is that most big businesses are veering more in an international direction than ever before. With this shift continuing to evolve every day, it’s more important than ever for future professional candidates to have as much international experience as they can. It’s this reason why studying abroad is so important these days. Studying abroad allows students to have a more impressive CV where they can list their experience and their newly acquired international skills (something like the mastery of a new language). Studying abroad is a great opportunity to network for any future business opportunities. Most importantly, studying abroad could be a gateway for a great international job. No matter the angle, studying abroad is a great way to open the door for further career advancements for any student interested in pursuing this avenue.
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Study your Bachelor abroad in C3S Business School in Barcelona, Spain.