Studying abroad in Europe or further afield can offer superb opportunities both academically and for personal development. The experience can add a string to your bow as it is often seen as a positive by employers. It may also open doors due to contacts and connections made whilst studying overseas.
- Free or low-cost tuition for UK students in European countries (will change come Brexit but many countries are likely to be significantly lower than fees paid for universities in England.
- English-taught courses are available where English is not the spoken language. Plus there are plenty of overseas options in countries where English is the lead language.
- Opportunity to learn and master another language which can help make you more attractive to employers.
- The experience of a new culture can have a positive impact.
- Depending where you study – opportunities to travel.
- Softer skills development including communication skills, increased confidence, more resilient and open minded.
- Many universities are keen to attract UK students, so there’s lots of support
- There can be good living/working rights dependent on the country (and how Brexit goes).
- Most degrees are recognised around the world (some restrictions on subjects though).
- Some country education systems offer a more options to studying broader subject areas than the UK which on the whole focuses in on a subject or subject or subject field.
- Opportunity to study demand subjects in the UK.
- Employability can be improved. You may even look to work in the country you studied in.
The StudyFocusAbroad website offers a great resource for UK students looking to study abroad. In addition to the useful information on their site, the UK based business a UK based advisory company supporting UK students study abroad.