I’m grateful for all of the many travel opportunities that I’ve had over the years, but I do regret that I never had the chance to participate in a study abroad program. The guest post below, along with the infographic, are from Natalie Hagen of TakeLessons.
If you’ve had the opportunity to travel you know what an amazing experience it is. Being in a new place with different languages, foods, colors, cultures, and people is eye opening and awe-inspiring all at once. Traveling can help you make new friends or learn a new language. Those that choose to study abroad get these benefits and more.Students who have studied abroad were reported to have an increase in their GPAs as well as a boost to their resume. Studying abroad also helps to improve tolerance, respect, leadership skills, and self awareness. These are just a few of the many benefits of taking that leap of faith and moving abroad to study. It will require a lot of planning and some bravery, but it will be well worth the effort. Still need convincing? The infographic from TakeLessons lists a few more reasons why you should take that chance and study abroad.