Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad
Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity. You have the chance to learn in a foreign country and meet people from around the world. Here are 10 reasons why studying abroad at UND would be beneficial for you.
10 | Take the chance to do something different
You will have the opportunity to take different classes, learn in an unfamiliar environment, or intern someplace new.
9 | Learn to open up your mind
Studying abroad allows you to experience life with a new perspective. This can help you break stereotypes (your own as well as others' about you).
8 | Enhance your career opportunities
Your experiences abroad can help shape your future career goals. Or change them altogether!
7 | Gain a new perspective on your own country and university
Your university may not be structured the same way as UND. Your classes might show you a new style of learning.
6 | See a new part of the world you have never experienced before
Living abroad can give you the opportunity to travel within your host country and beyond.
5 | Earn credit towards your degree
You can earn credit towards your major, minor, essential studies, and general electives. Planning ahead is key!
4 | Improve your cross-cultural communication skills
Improving your skills can come through in language acquisition, cultural understanding and through sharing these experiences with locals and fellow classmates.
3 | Gain transferrable skills
Opportunities to work independently, adapt to situations and undertake unfamiliar tasks will arise. You can take advantage of these situations while also gaining independence and self-confidence.
2 | Learn a new culture
As well as meeting new people, you will be able to experience the food, music and traditions of those around you.
1 | Meet new people
You will have the opportunity to meet people from your host country and all over the world. Your time abroad can create life-long friendships!