Traveling doesn’t have to be so expensive—especially if you do it while in college. All your scholarships, grants, loans and financial aid apply as normal, and it only costs slightly more than a normal semester. For some people, it can even cost less, if housing is included. Read some great tips on saving some bucks while you’re abroad.
From the Harvard Business Review, a great article on some career benefits of studying and living abroad.
People who have international experience…are better problem solvers and display more creativity, our research suggests. What’s more, we found that people with this international experience are more likely to create new businesses and products and to be promoted.
And another important note, for all of you who are currently abroad or thinking of going abroad: it makes a difference how much you immerse yourself in the local culture:
This creativity effect was even more pronounced in students who had made an effort to adapt to their host countries. In a study of 133 Insead students from 40 countries (15 of whom held dual citizenships), we found that creative enhancement was significantly higher for students who said they had adapted to the foreign countries while they lived there than for students who said they had not.
So why not study abroad today, and improve your career tomorrow? Check out the extended deadline Dialogues to go abroad as soon as this May.