Another day, another country

Connie Garcia and Connie Garcia

There is no reason why studying abroad doesn’t benefit students to the full extent.

Studying abroad, say in Europe or Japan, is a great opportunity for students to learn a different culture and expand their horizons on learning.

There are so many opportunities out there, in other countries waiting to be discovered by eager learners, and the only way to obtain them is to study outside your comfort zone.

Just think of the possibilities and benefits that come from any study abroad program.

You meet new people and learn how their culture works, and if you stay for a long enough period of time, you could even pick up enough of the language to count as a skill for a job.

According to Sit.edu, aside from acquiring sharper language skills and long-lasting bonds with other students, studying abroad can also help you learn new research methods and ethics.

It can also improve your problem solving and decision making skills by finding yourself in new situations every day and navigating through uncharted territory constantly.

Being in a different country and atmosphere can also have a good impact on your mental health because the new sights and way of life create stimuli for the brain.

The possibilities are endless when studying away from your place of origin because it gives you insight on things you’ve never experienced before.

For example, if you study in Europe, you can experience the delicacy of its cuisine. French cuisine is very heavy on healthy choices, and includes three-, sometimes four-course meals.

Of course, studying abroad isn’t about food, but it’s one of the many advantages that come with it.

A new language, countless stories, and incredible sights are only the beginning of what awaits those who choose to study outside of the United States.

It does not only create new memories for you, but most importantly, it helps you grow as a person and become more a more independent self.

Independence is key to a brighter future.