Seven benefits to studying abroad

Studying abroad is a major decision, but it’s one you should seriously consider making. From discovering a new city to experiencing a different culture and meeting new people, studying abroad has many benefits. Here are some of them:

1. Experience a new culture
When studying abroad, you experience the day-to-day life of a new culture. Whether you are a regular traveller or a first-timer, learning about a new culture is a great way to understand people better and gain more insights about the world. From the food to traditions and customs, every country has its own culture, and international students are able to experience them first hand when studying abroad.

2. Travel around a new country
Studying abroad gives you the opportunity to extend your travel knowledge and explore new places. Be sure to travel around Australia while you are studying abroad here – there is so much to see!

3. Create new experiences
Studying abroad is a great experience for any student who wishes to travel, explore new areas and meet new people. Not only will you be in a new place, but also have the chance to try new food, get lost on new streets, and take in new smells. A large part of studying abroad is taking in new surroundings.

4. Meet new people
You may cross paths with some of the best people you will meet when you are studying abroad. Being away from home forces you to interact with people who you may not have the chance to meet in your home country. When studying overseas, international students have the opportunity to be a part of societies that they are not used to, and learn how to engage with people of other cultures.

5. Improve your CV
Employers like to see that you are well travelled. If you have studied abroad, it will make your CV stand out. Be sure to take advantage of studying abroad and take part in internships/jobs while you are here – that way you will have international work experience, which is a big plus for future employers.

6. Become more independent
Going to university is usually a step toward being more independent, but studying abroad enhances the experience and boosts independence. You will learn more about yourself by studying abroad and will gain new experience and skills in a new country.

7. Improve your language skills
For many international students, studying abroad means they can improve their language skills. If you are from a non-English speaking country, studying abroad in Australia can truly help you improve your English language skills.

When you study abroad at La Trobe, you can gain credit towards your degree in your home country while experiencing all that Australia has to offer. Find out more about studying abroad at La Trobe.