Luggage Shipping » The Ultimate Guide on Studying Abroad
Depending on your subject, you could be in a hyper-competitive jobs market and standing out from the crowd to potential employers is vital.
Modern employers love to see a well-rounded, well-read, well-travelled candidate.
They particularly like candidates who aren’t afraid to step out of their comfort zone and someone who can adapt to new surroundings with minimal fuss.
You can be pretty sure your international adventures will impress them as it will show them you’re independent and can achieve great things in unique environments.
Who said studying has to be boring and just another of life’s tick-boxes?
You see, studying isn’t just about learning from books.
It’s about throwing yourself into something and learning things in life that just can’t be taught in a book.
And it should be about having fun too and enjoying an adventure.
Whichever country you visit, you’ll no doubt have a bucket list of places you’d like to see and guess what, most won’t be study-relayed.
You’ll want to visit historic buildings, museums, football stadiums, iconic waterfalls and much more.
One of the great things that every student who has studied abroad will tell you is that they’ve most enjoyed immersing themselves in a new culture.
Whether that’s enjoying your first siesta in Madrid or authentic pizza in Milan, there’s something extraordinary about taking your cue from the locals.
Most of us go through education and learn a second language.
And now’s the time to dust off the cobwebs of your French or Spanish and throw yourself in at the deep end with your new country’s dialect.
Every city is unique.
Sure, they all probably have a Starbucks and McDonalds, but we’re talking about the totally authentic things.
Think of the Eifel Tower, Empire State Building, Niagara Falls, The Great Wall of China, and you’ll see what we mean.
Every day you spend in a new country is a day of opportunity to explore some seriously cool places and best of all, meet new people from different backgrounds and listen to their stories.
Whether it’s a group from your home country’s university moving abroad together or your new classmates in your country abroad, you’ll make friends for life.
You’ll enjoy the trials and tribulations of student life, and you’ll have fun at the end of each semester.
And you’ll socialise together and share your thoughts and dreams for the future.
A lot of students say they moved abroad specifically to live in new surroundings.
That’s because they can be who they want to be and, in some cases, create their own life without the usual expectations from home.
You’ll enjoy waking up in a new country, studying and having fun.
You don’t have to be an adrenalin junkie or a rebel to crave independence.
And one of the primary reasons why students love studying abroad is that they can assert their independence.
There’s no Bank of Mum and Dad to rely on; you’re out there living life on your own terms.
One of the best ways of learning a new language isn’t listening to recordings, enrolling in online courses or studying it at school.
Unsurprisingly, the best way is to immerse yourself in the community of people who speak it every day.
Studying close to home is always the safe bet; everything’s close by, and you can still be part of your friendship group and family.
In contrast, when you’re studying abroad on your own, all of your usual safety nets are taken away; it’s just you.
And, of course, you might find it a little challenging and have a few wobbles along the way, but you’ll also learn more about yourself in the process.
You’ll become more resilient, responsible and have an appreciation for your friends and family back home.
And don’t forget, you will have an unbelievably fun time learning life’s lessons!
When you’re deciding to study abroad, you’ll want to hear from other students.
Because who better to help you plan than students who’ve been through it all themselves?
The My Baggage team has lots of ex-students and recent graduates, so we understand that money is tight for you.
My Baggage is here to make your big move as easy as possible.
Our prices are student-budget friendly, and you can send as many items as you like with us; we offer a massive 30kg/66lbs weight allowance per box or suitcase.
With door-to-door collection and delivery to your university campus, our fast transit times and Express services will reunite you quickly with all your belongings.
Find out what other students who use My Baggage think; they’re our greatest fans.
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