How Study Abroad Helps Foster a Global Outlook – Careers N’ Options


When considering overseas education, you’ll more than likely hear people say things like, “Studying abroad will change your life.” They are definitely not wrong when they say that. Studying abroad is an incredibly enriching and unforgettable experience for students. It’s also the perfect opportunity you’ll get to travel for a considerable amount of time and truly embrace new cultures overseas.

Careers N’ Options team has listed below five ways students gain a global outlook by studying abroad. If you’re still indecisive whether or not to study abroad, we will say it’s not going to be easy but definitely worth it.

Make Your Resume standout

To live in a country outside of your home country means to face a different language, a foreign culture and customs. This also means you must learn how to budget in a different currency, build relationships with others, explore the city with a new transit system, while being a student. Studying abroad says a lot about you on your resume. It highlights the fact you can adapt to new environments, are culture-sensitive, may be bilingual, are ambitious, and determined. This opens doors for different career opportunities. Employers like an individual who can offer a unique perspective in the workplace and who is open minded. By studying abroad, you develop a number of skills you wouldn’t otherwise have such as problem-solving, independence and global awareness. Not to mention you have incredible stories to share during interviews. All of these are invaluable assets that distinguish you from others and set you ahead.

Intercultural Development

Immerse yourself in another culture, gain insight on their beliefs and values, and embrace their native language. Studying abroad is recognized as the best way to learn a new language. Being bilingual / multilingual will take you a long way. Many employers see this as a highly reputable skill. It is dependent on the length of your stay, however you will at least build a foundation of the language.

You’ll be exposed to new and exciting foods, and may even fall in love with certain dishes you didn’t know existed. Amongst many things, you’ll listen to unique music and experience local traditions. This will also be a great opportunity to teach others about your own culture. In a world that is becoming increasingly globalized, it’s important to understand different cultures around the world.

Personal Growth 

Studying abroad provides you with significant personal growth. Placing yourself in a new environment will encourage you to learn more about yourself. It can be difficult at times, but it’ll present you with life lessons which will teach you independence, confidence and maturity.

As an international student, you’re forced to step outside of your comfort zone, perhaps something you don’t tend to do at home. While many students may view stress and risk as negative terms, it’s important to push outside of your mental security. Not to say your comfort zone holds you back, but you do benefit from leaving it. This is ultimately the perfect way to add more excitement to your life and to change up your routine.

Build Your Network

Your personal network is a critical part of your success, not to mention the lifelong friendships you will create. These days, it’s simple to stay in touch with friends and family all over the world thanks to programs like Skype, Instagram, Facebook and of course our smartphones. It may seem like a challenge to meet other students and connect with them, but it really isn’t. Keep in mind everyone is in the same situation as you, nervous and excited but open to making friends. Whether you choose to  join extra-curricular activities or attend events at school, you will build these friendships no problem. Many of the friendships you make will encourage you to continue your travels later in life. Having friends who lives at your travel destination grants you access to a local tour guide and perhaps free accommodations.

New Perspectives

Beyond your comfort zone, you develop a positive and different way of looking at the world, your studies and yourself. The experience impacts your values and choices. Years may go by, but you will always think back to your studies abroad when it comes down to making a decision or perhaps just reflecting on memories. You will also gain an appreciation for the smaller things in life, such as your mother’s home-cooked meals. By studying abroad, you have everything to gain.

Studying abroad is a trend that existed for ages and has only gained more and more popularity with time. Students from every field imaginable have a scope to study in a foreign country and have done so too. Mr. Ratan Tata, Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Ms. Sara Ali Khan, Mr. Pranoy Roy, Ms. Indira Nooyi and countless others from a myriad of fields have gone abroad to study the course of their choice. Today, studying from the best universities across the globe is a dream of every student. Careers N’ Options Services Pvt Limited (CNOSPL) help achieve this dream for countless students.

Ms. Stella , Managing Director - Careers N’ Options Services Private Limited, said “We at Careers N’ Options believe and understand that studying abroad is a big decision, both financially and emotionally for the students as well as their family. Thus, it becomes imperative that the students and their parents receive accurate information and well-researched advice which weighs the pros and cons. We wish to enable the students to make an informed decision so that they are successful in fulfilling their long term career goals.”

Careers N’ Options, is a trusted name and one of the leading organisations when it comes to overseas education consultants. With a goal to help the students execute their educational experience with intelligence and integrity, the organisation plays a vital role in shaping a student’s future. More than ready to offer you support, advice, and clarification at each and every step their team is committed to delivering high-quality services. They take the time to understand the clients’ needs and are dedicated to quickening the pace and scale of intellectual and mental evolution and achieving new echelons of success.

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