The benefits of Go Abroad:
Experience a different culture, make new friends, develop your language skills, grow in self-confidence, gain a new academic perspective, establish international contacts and enhance your employability – the Go Abroad experience offers you a wealth of personal and professional benefits.
Independance: It demonstrates an ability to be independent and adapt to new situations, sensitivity to other cultures and viewpoints (‘intercultural competence’) and a desire to stretch oneself and step outside your comfort zone.
Employability: Universities UK’s Gone International report (March 2017) found that students who studied or worked abroad were more likely to:
- Earn a first or upper second class degree
- Have higher employability skills
- Be in employment or further study in the six months after graduation
- Be in a graduate level job or earning 5% more in the six months after graduation
…than those who don’t study or work abroad.
Enhance your Academic perspective: Studying overseas at one of our prestigious partner universities, many of which are the top ranking institution in that country, will expose you to new ways of learning and teaching, different cultural perspectives on your subject, and access to resources that may not be available at Kent. On return,, these new experiences and perspectives can give you a much greater insight into your academic subject.
Language skills and global networks: Time overseas allows you to develop an international network of professional or academic contacts. It also provides an ideal opportunity to develop existing language skills or to pick up a new language.
Many of our students describe the time they spent overseas as one of the most exciting and formative periods of their lives. They grow in self-confidence, make new friends and develop a more profound perception of the world having gained first-hand experience of other countries, their people and cultures. Above all, they have a fantastic time that they treasure for the rest of their lives.