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Studying Abroad - the Why.

Jun 07, 2018

Everyone in one way or the other looks for opportunities to travel outside their motherland to study. Some are just fascinated by the way of life of other people whereas others due to the technological advancement of the other country. Studying abroad offers the opportunity to discover oneself while gaining an understanding of a different culture and helps one to learn change adaption.

Studying abroad leaves an imprint of great memories thus a reason to do so. One gains a lot of experiences outsides their countries and get to experience a whole new level of different things such as new languages, meet new people and make awesome new friends, make connections with people from all corners of the globe, experience a different education system and new perspectives on different cultures.

With the evolving of technology and high level of technological advancement in recent times, there is increasing demand from large companies, government agencies and non-governmental organizations for employees who can go beyond global understanding and awareness and those who have the skills to actively participate in this global society. Studying abroad offers a broad range of personal, academic, and professional benefits and that has been a reason why students travel abroad to study.

 Being able to function globally doesn’t mean learning a few customs but rather means that you can engage with people across cultural and linguistic barriers in ways that result in meaningful collaboration and problem solving hence the reason to study abroad.

* According to IIE, globalization as we all can see has changed our way of work globally and is still changing. Employers want employees who have experienced cross-cultural competence and cutting-edge technical skills. (“PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that by 2050, the E7 (China, India, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Mexico, and Turkey) will be more than 50% larger than the G7 countries (the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan) when measured by GDP at market rates. The National Intelligence Council's "Global Trends Report 2030" projects that China will surpass the United States as the world's largest economy by 2030. A recent study by the British Council, entitled Culture at Work, shows that employers are under strong pressure to find employees who have both technical knowledge and "soft skills" such as critical thinking, problem solving, time management, and communication, deemed necessary for success in a global workforce.)

Studying abroad will help one gain cross-cultural competence and have cutting edge skills. With ones widened scope of view, one is able to think from a multi-cultural perspective when confronted with a situation and it’s able to come up with solutions.

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