Studying abroad can easily become one of the best decisions that a student can make in their educational career. Taking the leap and moving out of their comfort zone can be daunting but studying in Europe can teach students a wealth of valuable cultural lessons, as well as letting them learn in new and exciting ways. Here at Anglo Educational Tours, we’re passionate about being able to provide some fantastic study abroad programmes. Some students might need that extra push and a little bit more confidence before they make such a decision, so here are 10 tips that will inspire your students to study abroad in Europe.
Quality of Education
Europe is home to some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world, with leading figures teaching their disciplines in European universities. If you take a look at the top 10 higher education systems in the world, you’ll find a host of European countries in the list, with the UK, Netherlands, Ireland and Poland all performing well. Students can benefit from the standard of learning in Europe and enhance their own knowledge with new perspectives. Anglo Educational also offers internships in London and are affiliated with South Bank and Birkbeck. You can find more information on the Internships website.
Employers are looking for things that make a graduate stand out and having experience of studying abroad can signify a number of things to a potential employer. As the job market becomes increasingly global, employers are impressed by language skills and experience abroad. It shows that a student is confident, resourceful and possesses a world-view. There has also been an increase in demand for STEM work experience placements. Employers are keen on these placement programs so taking part in one is pretty important to a student’s success and Anglo Educational can help with this through their Internships programme.
What better way to learn a language than to immerse yourself in the culture and get chatting to the locals. By emphasising the opportunity to increase language skills abroad, many students will be interested in having first-hand language experience in another country.
The financial side of studying abroad can be a worry for not only students but also for faculty and university study abroad offices alike, but there are many cost-effective places to recruit and study in Europe. It’s worth doing your research beforehand and Anglo Educational Tours are on hand to help students, faculty and university study abroad offices make the right decisions.
Make new friends and network
Moving to another country is a big step, but with all new experiences comes new people and a chance to make some friends for life. There’ll be lots of people in the same boat and away from their country of origin so it’s the perfect time to bond and make memories. Students can also take advantage of the many events and socials that will take place wherever they’re studying; this is a chance to make some useful contacts, which could lead to career prospects in the future. Anglo Educational also organises student information sessions and student meet-and-greet nights so everyone can get to know each other and share this amazing experience together.
Meeting lots of new people abroad means that inevitably a student can completely open up their horizons and come in to contact with people that they wouldn’t have had the chance to meet before. Learning from new, diverse groups of people can be as important as what’s learnt in the classroom.
Travelling to any country can be a fun experience, as well as educational. Every city has its very own quirks and place to explore and students will be spoilt for choice when they’re not studying. Seeing the world can be an eye-opening experience.
Studying in a university abroad might mean that students can take modules in subjects that aren’t available in their own country. Being able to enhance their learning experience by taking varied modules that can add to their existing subject knowledge is invaluable.
Being away from home, let alone your country can be difficult. Moving away can provide students with independence as they’ll have to grow up and mature in different ways to cope with a new culture and environment where someone has to become self-sufficient. It can be very scary studying away from home for an extended period of time but Anglo Educational has a team dedicated to our students whilst away from home for comfort, help and any problems they may face.
At Anglo Educational Tours we believe that studying abroad can be one of the most worthwhile decisions you make as a student. Our passionate staff are committed to helping organise customized educational tours across all of Europe, including England, France, Spain, The Netherlands and Belgium to name but a few.