More than ever before, we live in a globalized world. Earning your degree overseas can have huge benefits for your career and personal development.
1. Start your career off on the right foot
Graduates who’ve chosen to study internationally are highly sought after by employers. Pursuing a degree overseas signals to employers that you have courage, flexibility, cultural awareness and an understanding of how other people work and think. This will really put you ahead of the pack when it comes to internships and job applications.
2. From learning a language to living a language
Studies have shown that being surrounded by a language is the best way to become fluent and to understand the local culture. You’ll be surrounded by English language speakers every day and seeing and hearing the language in the local cultural context.
Living, studying and working in English can be challenging at first, but you’ll be surprised at how quickly it becomes second nature. Communicating confidently in English will help you to excel in your studies and meet new friends from other parts of the world who could even become professional connections down the road.
3. Diverse choice of courses
Expanding your options to consider overseas study opens up a world of new educational opportunities. XEL partners with more than 600 high-quality universities and schools across the world; whatever you are looking for – from a course that is highly ranked for research to a unique study environment – we can help find the best fit for you.
Students who come to study in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK or the USA with XEL often comment on how much they enjoy the diverse teaching styles. Some courses and modules may be traditional class-based, others may involve a lot of teamwork while others will include a lot of work experience. Think about what would suit you best and we’ll take this into consideration while researching course options with you.
4. Grow and develop personally
Students who study overseas return home with an informed and much less biased perspective towards other cultures and peoples. Whether you’re studying science, politics or finance, being able to think from a multinational perspective will help you face modern challenges and come up with innovative solutions.
As an international student, you will graduate with a more diverse set of experiences than many domestic students in your home country that will allow you to think more openly and creatively. As you learn to view the world through different lenses, you’ll also learn new things about your own country and culture.
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