University Academic Exchanges, also known as “study abroad programs,” are now common place in most schools around the world. Do they make sense? What are the strengths of such programs? Below are some of the benefits that you get by enrolling in a university with an exchange program.
See the World
The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world. By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs, and activities.
Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education.
Take in a New Culture
Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives.
Hone Your Language Skills
Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language.
When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.
Find New Interests
If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home.
Make Lifelong Friends
One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds.
There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature.
Graduate School Admissions
Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences.
Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time.
Discovering International Education
Academic exchanges generally run 6 months to 1 year depending on your specific curriculum and personal choices. On occasion, the period might extend to 18, even 24 months.
How you can find out about getting into the right school for you while making sure it has a study abroad program
If you want to apply to college and subsequently to a study abroad program, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with a guidance counselor. Most public high-school students in the US only spend about 38 minutes per year with a counselor. It is no wonder they are at a loss when the time comes around to apply to college.
The cost of private counselors can run $5000 to $100,000, depending on what you are looking for, and where you are located. For most students, as early as 24 months ago, such costs made college and study abroad off-limits. And then came myKlovr, a media division of Student Global, LLC. The company was established in New York in 2016. MyKlovr enjoys the enviable reputation of being the first-of-its-kind virtual college counseling platform that utilizes predictive data analytics and artificial intelligence to increase every high-school student’s chances of college admission. In other words, all the bells and whistles for less than $250 per year. And with the myKlovr money back guarantee (made possible by their relationship with Axa) there is no risk to the student. Subject to their terms and conditions, should the student not get accepted to any of the schools in their recommended tier, myKlovr will reimburse the student for what he/she paid in order to use their service.
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We advise every student to do his/her homework. That involves getting in touch with a counselor as early as their freshman year in high- school, contacting a counselor, and carefully planning every step of their pre-college admissions experience.