Going abroad to study cannot be improvised! Above all, are you leaving for the right reasons? Here are 5 that are the ones to remember.
learn a foreign language
Being bilingual seems to be a necessity these days. And what better way to learn a foreign language than a Total Immersion ? Continuous practice of a language with the natives of the country is the best way to master it.
Thanks to your studies, you may even have a technical vocabulary, specific to an area of specialization (management, finance, communication, etc.). An invaluable asset to recruiters. In addition to the professional advantage, mastering other languages will make it easier for you to make friends and why not settle in the country later! But have no illusions, even on the spot it takes time to become a polyglot. count to at least three months for a good command of the language.
A year’s stay is obviously ideal.
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Discover a new culture
Globalization has standardized most cultures, but not quite! Each one has its specifics. It may then be interesting to discover other ways of life, this will give you a greater open mind. You will realize that there are different ways of thinking and seeing things. Thanks to a sharp critical mind, you will now have points of comparison to judge events at home or elsewhere.
Guaranteed personal fulfillment
Left to your own devices, this journey into uncharted lands will make you win maturity. Without your loved ones, you will have to manage on your own. A unique experience to take away self confidence ! You will learn to know yourself better, but also to open up to others. With the strength of your many encounters and your newfound resourcefulness, you will come back transformed.
Teaching methods are not the same elsewhere than here at home! You will have to adapt to a learning environment where the rules are different. For example, in Anglo-Saxon countries, teachers promote personal reflection on return to classes.
Likewise, homework is not handwritten, but all typed on the computer, as in professional life!
Don’t panic: you will surely measure up. If you are accepted to a foreign school, it usually means that you are a good student. In fact, the selection is most often done on file and according to the motivation presented.
Enhance your CV
The ultimate goal of studying abroad is to show your education. at the time of globalization, an international career has more value for the recruiter. it shows that you are autonomous, open-minded with a certain intellectual curiosity. Living outside France also means having to demonstrate ingenuity andadaptation. Qualities highly sought after in the world of work. In addition, this experience abroad will be the way to differentiate yourself from others and facilitate your insertion in the job market. Don’t forget to register it in your resume !
Anaïs, 22, left to study for a year in Marburg, Germany
“I wanted to go abroad for a year to add a ‘plus’ to my resume. Thanks to Erasmus, I got a scholarship to finance my trip and I was given priority for a room in a student residence. In Germany, my training did not have a specific name. I had to create it myself, taking from courses that I found useful. I had specifications that I had to respect (taking courses in economics, translation, geopolitics, civilization, etc.) in order to validate my degree. I learned to live away from my friends and family while I managed to integrate into a new environment. Now I know I can move to the other side of the planet if my employer asks me to. If you have the opportunity to go with Erasmus, do it. Too easy. You will then be able to “live Europe”, this Europe that some describe as harmful or non-existent. I can say: Europe exists, for those who are making these exchanges! »
And if you don’t want to go alone…
Going alone and on their own is a real pleasure for some. For others, on the other hand, the initiative seems dangerous and requires courage. It’s true that there are obstacles : option of training, health insurance, high cost of travel and residence abroad…
For most students, who are a little nervous about piling up this paperwork, there is a solution: exchanges, being the best known of them. Erasmus+. These were created to maximize student mobility. On the other hand, don’t expect to be able to leave on short notice. In this area, no miracles: a departure to foreign countries is in preparation. so tell at least one year before the scheduled departure dateeven if just for records.
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