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June 29, 2020

Top 5 Reasons To Study Abroad At Least Once In Your Life

In a world where studying abroad is getting more and more common, what should you expect from such an extraordinary experience? If you’re looking for reasons to study abroad, look no more!

Exploring distant lands and learning to connect with people in their own language are just some of the fascinating reasons to study abroad. Not only is it a great investment for your future, but it will also lead you to creating lifelong friendships and memorable stories.

Let’s take a look at our top 5 reasons why you’ll never regret studying abroad, and how it will benefit you (and change your life forever!).

1. Making International Friends

Building social relationships is a valuable skill that we use on a daily basis, but never really “practice”.

Whether you see yourself as an introvert or as the most outgoing person, it is safe to say that no one can benefit enough from making meaningful connections with people from all over the world!

Studying abroad is, by far, the best way to meet new people with all types of different backgrounds and open new doors for the future.

Your new friends await!

2. Using Full-immersion to learn a new language

One of the most (if not the most) advantageous benefits of studying abroad is learning a new language.

It doesn’t really matter if you start from zero or if you already have some knowledge. No learning method compares to studying a language abroad and being immersed in the culture that surrounds it.

While abroad you won’t be able to fall back on your native language. This is crucial for accelerating your learning and leveling up your communication skills, as well as your cultural knowledge. 

There’s nothing as rewarding as going outside to apply your newly acquired knowledge with the locals. Getting real practice will bring your motivation to an all-time high!

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3. Developing Autonomy

If you’ve never had the opportunity to live on your own, studying abroad will definitely face you with endless challenges that you will have to take on, but that will also be infinitely rewarding!

Depending on the destination you choose for your studies (top suggestion: Fukuoka, Japan!), these challenges may include learning to communicate with the locals in their language, or learning their customs and how to go about solving day-to-day issues.

“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone” – Wendell Berry.

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4. Mixing up your routine and trying new things!

Do you feel capable of getting out of your comfort zone? Doing abroad studies is the perfect chance to change your routine completely.

The more familiar you get with your new surroundings, the more eager you’ll be to explore along with new friends.

In no time you’ll become addicted to finding adventurous activities (and delicious food!) that otherwise you might have never tried!

“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page” – Saint Augustine.

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5. Reinventing yourself and gaining new perspectives!

Throwing yourself into a foreign country where people don’t speak your language might sound scary for some, and tremendously exciting for others, but don’t let anything stop you from stepping out of your comfort zone and into adventure overseas.

Being in direct contact with people from different cultures will for sure help you see yourself from a different perspective.

Plus, your daily adventures will make you gain a better understanding of the world around you.

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These 5 reasons to study abroad are just the starting point of your journey through a yet unexplored foreign land!

The world is a big place indeed, but there’s no other place to venture into like the Land of the Rising Sun. Better start packing your 荷物 (bags)!  

We specialize in amazing Japanese Language courses, ranked among the best study abroad programs in Japan. During your stay, you will always be encouraged to participate in cultural activities that will further promote your learning and connection to Japan!

Venture into this new experience full of discovery and become a part of Fukuoka, the best Japanese city for international students!

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