International studies offer tremendous benefits and can be a life-changing experience.
Some benefits may include:
- studying alternative perspectives and collaborating in group settings using different approaches;
- improving new language skills;
- growing global networks of lifelong friendships through immersion in local communities;
- increasing self-confidence and awareness through independent travel;
- building cross-cultural skills, competencies, and knowledge considered assets by prospective employers;
- developing flexibility by working and living in new and sometimes challenging environments;
- developing an understanding of, and sensitivity to, different customs and cultural traditions to become a global citizen.