11 Reasons To Study Abroad
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11 Reasons To Study Abroad

Study abroad is an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help college students grow and broaden their horizons.

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11 Reasons To Study Abroad

Study abroad is an opportunity that most college students consider taking, but there is a small percentage of people who do so. There are many factors to explain why a college student wouldn't study abroad; however, there are definitely more reasons why study abroad could be the best decision someone makes during their college career. Traveling to a different country provides a plethora of new experiences and challenges that help many students grow as people. These are just a few of the reasons why this is true:

1. You are able to make new friends with interesting accents.

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Also, it is extremely interesting to talk to people from various countries and exchange differences among cultures.

2. You can travel to different countries on cheap airlines.

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A 15 € from RyanAir is not as sketchy as it may seem, and traveling cheap is a perk for many college students.

3. You get to visit the landmarks and monuments that you used to read about in history textbooks.

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It is very surreal to visit historical places that you typically only fantasize about when learning about them in history class.

4. You can taste tons of delicious foods and drinks.

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If you are traveling to Europe, get ready to eat an embarrassing amount of Nutella and crepes. Also, take advantage of tasting different drinks in the countries you visit.

5. You are able to learn in new environments and cultures.

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One of the best things about study abroad is learning from a different country's perspective. You can broaden your knowledge with the new teachings.

6. You get to experience the joy that is Christmas markets.

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Study abroad during the fall semester is worth it for the Christmas markets. The festive scene is amazing, and the food, treats, and mulled wine are even better.

7. You actually gain useful skills that you can use in the future.

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You definitely hear that study abroad is a great experience to have on your resume, because you are presented with the opportunity to broaden your horizons and become more adaptable in new environments.

8. You gain independence and become an adult.

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Living in a foreign country by yourself is the perfect chance to become more independent and be responsible for yourself.

9. You have the rare opportunity to be spontaneous and adventurous.

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Say yes to new adventures, because you never know what you will learn. Study abroad provides a once-in-a-lifetime chance for new experiences

10. You can attempt to use the Spanish that you were taught in high school.

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...or any other language. Knowing simple phrases in foreign languages is obviously extremely helpful while traveling, and the some locals love when visitors attempt to use their respective languages.

11. Finally, you learn to appreciate your family, friends, and culture of your home country.

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When you return home, you will realize how valuable your family and friends are. Also, you will definitely be extremely grateful for the comforts that you probably took for granted in your home country.

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