7 Reasons Why Study Abroad Will Help You Land a Job
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It can be hard for a freshly graduated student to get a job of their dreams. However, it can be much easier if you have some valuable skills and experience. For example, studying abroad can help you impress your potential employers and increase your chances of getting a dream job.
Why does it happen? Because many employers think highly of students, who studied abroad during their college years. No matter how many years you spent in a foreign country, it would still be beneficial to you.
Let’s speak about why employers like students who studied abroad so much.
They are more independent.
Leaving home for a college campus is challenging enough, but leaving home for another country is even more challenging. Students, who decide to study abroad, are left in a completely foreign country without a serious financial and moral support. Sure, their parents can send them money and their friends can support them when talking on Skype, but that’s still tough. However, if a student decided they still want to face these challenges in order to get a valuable experience, this means a lot for potential employers.
They know more languages.
Sure, some students who don’t study abroad can still speak two or three foreign languages, but not all of them. If a student had been studying in a foreign university, this means that they not only know one more foreign language, but also know it well enough to communicate with natives. For companies that plan to work with foreign clients this is very important.
They know cultural background of another country.
People, who visited a certain country at least once, can better understand things like country’s cultural background, mentality, levels of politeness, and so on. And people, who spend a lot of time living there, can understand cultural background even better. Companies, who are willing to work with people from a certain foreign country, are interested in employees, who understand such background well enough, as they are able to communicate with foreigners in the right way.
They know how to manage their finances.
When one is studying in a foreign country, they need to learn how to manage their finances well; otherwise, they’ll be in trouble. That’s why such students are able to handle money better than ones, who didn’t study abroad.
They know how to work (usually).
Yes, many ordinary students combine studies with a part-time job too. However, working in a foreign country is a completely different experience, as one has to communicate in a foreign language all the time, understand the currency differences, and so on. Moreover, foreign students are usually less privileged than local ones, and so they have to work harder to earn a living.
They are quick learners.
It can be hard to adapt to other country’s culture even if you are a tourist. Imagine how hard it is for foreign students: they have to learn about cultural differences, local expenses and other important things, and they have to study at the same time. Sure, such circumstances can be stressful, but that is the reason foreign students usually become very quick learners.
They are more open to possibilities.
If a student had been studying abroad, this means that they were open to this amazing new experience. This can mean that such student will be open to other possibilities too: for example, will be able to go on a business trip, to change a position, and so on. Moreover, such students are usually more open-minded too, as they have to understand foreign mentality well.
That’s why if you have an opportunity to go study somewhere abroad, you should seize it! This will not only give you unforgettable experience, but will help you with your future career as well.
Sophia Clark is a creative writer from New York who loves to share her thoughts with readers. In my free time she enjoys writing fiction as well as reading it. Her big dream is to publish a novel one day. Connect with her on Twitter and Google +.