THE TIME IS NOW! 5 REASON TO GO ABROAD
Cross-cultural communication, adaptability if there’s a fancy sounding soft skill, chances are you build and nurture it during a gap year. People skills and emotional intelligence are all the rage when it comes to employability: They look stunning on a resume, so the more you have, the more you will stand out. Taking a gap year will also give you (international) life experience.
GET LANGUAGE FLUENCY
Knowing another language is one of the best skills to have: It will basically give you superpowers =), making you more employable, and boosting your confidence. Of course, you could just learn a language in school – but why not truly live the language? Immersing in a new culture while mingling with locals and traveling the world.
HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE
Hopefully, you will travel, explore, and go on adventures during your gap year because it’s an amazing chance to learn about yourself and the world while becoming a confident and awesome superhero who wins at life: it’s a time where unforgettable memories are made and great stories happen – complete with new friends from all over the world. Make sure you enjoy every second of it and have the time of your life.
EXPLORE AND FIND YOUR PLACE
It can be tough to find, pick a career, and become an adult – your 20s (and let’s be honest in, your 30s) are a time where so many things in your life change while you’re navigating a world that transforms with at an incredible speed. It’s a time where you need to make decisions that influence a big part of your life: taking the time to find out what will make you happy for the next 10 to 20 years can make all the difference. let’s go to build your academic experience abroad.
GET GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
We live in a connected world and chances are that you will have to work with people from other countries. Being aware and accepting that things are done differently in other cultures is incredibly important and a skill best acquired while actually exploring foreign places. Spending your gap year abroad will help you understand how we are all different yet alike, make you more aware of your own place in this world, and give you a new perspective on culture, languages, and people. Students who take a gap year know what it means to be a global citizen.