Ok, there are endless articles touting the benefits of study abroad but we wanted to share a few more.
1. Language Skills
CNN Money reports that the hottest job skill right now is fluency in a foreign language. From government jobs to the private sector to freelance translating, having language skills will have a long-term, positive impact on your career.
There was a great debate recently in the New York Times Opinion section about the benefits of study abroad that you should definitely check out. Stacie Nevadomski Berdan was one of the contributors and, while it was an excellent discussion with great contributions from commenters, she wanted to address some of the misinformation out there about study abroad. SO she followed up with this great piece featured on the Huffington Post.
And by the way, we love Stacie’s book, A Student Guide to Study Abroad, and all the useful information it has for students and parents. From choosing a program to packing lists to how to make the most of your time abroad, it’s really handy and easy to read.
3. Traveling While You’re Young
A recent study showed that students who participated in educational trips abroad between the ages of 12 and 18 had better grades, and higher incomes later in life. As if you needed another reason to go. See our Gap Year programs and Summer Advantage for high-school students.
4. Our last piece of study abroad news: it’s Guy Fawkes day!
It’s a big holiday in the UK which means good, old fashioned effigy burning and fireworks. But did you know that’s where the word ‘guy’ came from? Read all about it here.
So learn about Guy Fawkes, travel while you’re young, learn another language and definitely study abroad in college. Got it?