Learning to participate in interconnected, complex and diverse societies is no longer a luxury but a pressing necessity. It's called global competence.
Global competence is the ability to analyse local, global and intercultural issues, to understand and appreciate the perspectives and world views of others, to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with people from different cultures, and to act for collective well-being and sustainable development - OCED 2018.
Studying abroad is a fantastic way for you to develop the skills needed. By studying abroad you are setting yourself up for a successful career within the global economy.
Let's look at the reasons why you might study abroad.
1. Global experience
What you learn about another culture whilst studying aboard will be hugely valuable in your career. It will prepare you for the ever growing global economy. If you study abroad you’ll be globalising your CV and adding depth to your knowledge that other, non-travelling, students simply won’t have. You'll develop a competitive edge that most students simply won't have.
Speaking another language has huge benefits for you career. It makes you more employable, increases confidence, and can lead to a higher salary. It will help you to do business across borders.
Travel is on most people's bucket list. Studying abroad is the perfect way to combine travel with study. Living in a new country will give you the freedom to explore
It’s your chance to see the world in a safe and long term way whilst you are young. You will experience a whole mix of new and wonderful things- food, culture, education, people and sights – what’s not to love about that.
Study abroad is a fantastic opportunity that’ll enrich not just your CV, but your mind and soul too.
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