Studying abroad can be an incredible experience, both academically and personally. Other than the material from your classes, there’s lot to be learned from studying abroad. Here are 10 things you’ll realize after studying abroad.
You will learn to be more flexible
One thing that traveling abroad will teach you is that you need to adapt to your surroundings. No matter how planned out your trip was, just know that at some point you will have to improvise.
You become open to new cultures
Traveling is such an amazing time because you get to experience lots of things. One of these things is culture. If you live in America, it’s interesting to travel to other countries with such rich culture.
You will meet all new people and learn how to socialize through barriers
Going to other countries will teach you to improvise, not only with your plans, but also with socialization. If you are going somewhere where people do not speak your language, you will have to learn to communicate with them.
You will learn that you over-packed
One thing that most people learn when studying abroad is that they overpacked. It’s easy to pack so much stuff because you don’t know what to expect, but you should try to think about carrying it all around and how annoying it is.
Your friends you travel with are lifelong friends
There’s a certain bond you get while traveling with someone else. You both don’t know what to expect, and you learn things along the way that connect you to this life changing experience.
Money goes fast
Money is very important when traveling. You have to pay for transportation, housing, food, and lots of other things. You will learn that money goes very quickly, very fast.
School comes first
Studying abroad is just what is says it is. Studying while abroad. You will learn that it’s important to think about school even if you are trying to get in as many cultural experiences as possible.
You’re an independent person
It’s essential that you are independent to be able to travel alone to study abroad, but often times you don’t realize this until after you finished your travels. You will reflect and realize how independent you have become.
Traveling the world seems like some faraway dream, but it’s your reality. You will learn that traveling is actually really easy, and when you get back home you will tell everyone to go travel the world!
There’s much to be explored at home too
Finally, you may learn that your hometown is actually really cool. It takes being away for a while to realize how awesome your home really is.