After high school, there are a lot of different opportunities and choices for starting your next chapter. Here’s one more we’re adding to your list to not only further your education but also your life experiences.
1. Get that competitive edge over your peers when applying for that dream job
The job market is pretty competitive out there, and studying abroad looks great on your resume. Most organizations work in a global environment, and employers are looking to hire ‘global citizens’ who have studied or lived in another country.
2. Change your perspective and yourself
There’s nothing like studying or living abroad to broaden and change your perspective on the world, yourself and your own country. In terms of personal development and discovering yourself, there’s nothing like it. Studying abroad will test your ability to adapt, stand on your own two feet, be totally independent, and maybe even find new interests. One thing is for sure, you’ll never come back the same.
3. See the world!
Experience a new country, new cultures and a different part of the world. Choose Europe, and other countries are a short train-ride away. Choose Australia and take a flight to New Zealand. The possibilities are endless.
4. It’s a career move!
A Harvard Business Review survey found that people who have international experience are ‘better problem solvers and display more creativity’, and were more likely to ‘create new businesses and products and to be promoted.’
5. Believe it or not, studying abroad can be cheaper than studying in Canada
In many countries, undergrad degrees are three years, and Master’s programs only one – so you can graduate sooner. Also, you can often go straight into Pharmacy, Medicine, Law straight from high school. And, many academic and sports scholarships are available.
Visit the Study and Go Abroad Fair in Vancouver on October 6 to find out more. Check the website for more information www.studyandgoabroad.com.