Why Go Overseas?
Besides seeing parts of the world you’ve never been to and having an adventure of a lifetime, there is an endless list of benefits when it comes to going abroad to study, intern or volunteer. It is hard to measure the countless skills and advantages students gain from overseas experiences, but here are CISaustralia’s Top 15 Ways You Will Benefit from Going Abroad!
Going abroad will significantly increase your…
3. Academic performance
7. Leadership skills
8. Teamwork skills
9. Communication skills
10. Networking and making of friends around the globe
11. Life experience
12. Cultural awareness and sensitivity
13. Understanding of global issues
14. Foreign language skills
15. Motivation in all aspects of life
All of these and more contribute to your professional and personal growth. Whether you want to go overseas for new experiences, or whether you want to do it to further yourself academically and professionally, you’re going to benefit in ways that are immeasurable!
For further information, see what the industry research has to say about mobility and its benefits!
What do CISaustralia student alumni say?
"Go for it! I wasn't too sure at the start and threw myself into it and it was the best decision I made. I made friendships which I'm sure will last a lifetime and I had experiences which have/will motivate me with the direction of my prospective career as a Social Worker and me personally in my everyday life. It's confronting, exciting, challenging, emotional and definitely unlike anything else." – Emma F., Deakin University, Community Healthcare and Development in Zambia, 2016
"The work place environment suited me perfectly - I was given various tasks which challenged and broadened my knowledge and acquired set of skills. I absolutely loved the local culture and adjusted quickly. I would do anything to do this all over again." – Shakeirah S., University of South Australia, Intern in Ireland, 2015
"I loved being somewhere different and being the outsider - it gives you a whole new perspective on life. I went there knowing no Spanish and after a month, I could chat to people and more or less make myself understood." – Catrin H., La Trobe University, July in San Jose, Costa Rica, 2015
"Do it! You don't have anything to lose and even if it isn't directly related to your course, it is an incredible experience which you cannot get elsewhere. No textbook can teach you what this experience has taught me." – Grace C., Deakin University, Community Development in the Philippines, 2016