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Why Study Abroad

Gain invaluable experience while immersing yourself in a new culture — studying abroad provides you with a learning experience like no other.

Get a global perspective

Studying abroad may be your first or only opportunity to travel until after graduation — it may even be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Most importantly, studying abroad lets you see the world. You'll see new terrain, landmarks, customs and traditions — you'll take away a better understanding and appreciation of your host country's culture and history.

Discover new approaches and techniques

You may experience a different style of education and get exposure to another side of your industry that offers new methods and techniques you can apply to your studies at home — and after graduation.

Develop new language skills

Studying abroad is also an opportunity to develop language skills, either through studying in a second language or by practicing the language spoken locally. Any additional language skills are an asset short-term and long-term.

Make connections around the globe

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is building lifelong relationships and friendships with students and others from your host country — stay in touch with those who may be valuable networking tools down the road.

Expand your career options

After your study abroad program, you'll have a fresh perspective on culture, new industry-relevant skills, approaches and techniques you can immediately apply to your studies, and a willingness to learn — these are very attractive to future employers.

You may enjoy your host country so much that you decide to seek employment there after graduation — and you'll find that your study abroad experience was invaluable when you search for a potential job in that country.

Our Student Employment and Career Centre can help you in your job search, resumé writing and interview preparation. Your study abroad experience may even be a recognized co-curricular activity.