The top 4 reasons for studying abroad

Dec 20 2017, 3:53 am

Canada’s largest international student travel expo is visiting Vancouver on February 25, featuring roughly 90 universities from around the world.

In today’s competitive job market, getting your degree in a foreign country pays off. It shows your ability to adapt, learn and communicate, putting you ahead of the pack. We’ve compiled the top 4 reasons for why studying abroad will improve your career outlook.

It sharpens your resume

Studying abroad shows you’re willing to venture outside of your comfort zone and try new things. Plus, having an unconventional university under your name makes you stand out amongst the sea of other Canadian job applicants.

It opens doors

Studying abroad opens doors you wouldn’t have access to otherwise. First off, you’ll meet friends from all over the world, your timetable will be full of interesting classes you can’t access back home and you might even score an interview in a different country. Who knows, maybe you’ll even learn a new language.

It builds independence

Independence is an asset in the workforce, especially if you’re looking to climb up the corporate ladder at a fast pace. Studying abroad jumpstarts your growing process, giving you a mature perspective on reality that will benefit your career longterm.

Real world experience before graduation

Employers are looking to hire grads with global skills and experience. Studying abroad instils you with a realistic, cultured view of the world. Even if you start with an entry level job, you’ll understand how business works, helping you score your promotion faster.

Don’t miss out on this year’s Study and Go Abroad Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Visit the TravelZone, featuring volunteer programs, internships, work abroad opportunities, language travel programs and other gap year options.

Check out this year’s full list of seminars to learn about scholarships and other opportunities. This is a must for anyone looking to take their next step in education, whether you’re at an undergrad, Masters or PhD level. For our Victoria readers, don’t miss on this free expo on February 23.

Anyone who visits the fair will be entered into a grand prize draw to win a flight anywhere in the world, sponsored by Air Canada.

The Vancouver Study and Go Abroad Fair 2016

When: February 25, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Ballroom, 999 Canada Place

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