Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” In recent times studying abroad has become increasingly popular. One of the best things about studying in an international environment is that it brings you into contact with people from all over the world, meaning that you can create a global network of contacts. These international connections aren’t just a source of new good friends; they could prove invaluable when it comes to your developing and progressing your career. Mixing with people from all over the world exposes you to a variety of different cultures, not to mention viewpoints you might not previously have considered. Our cultural background can have a big bearing on how we respond to different situations or issues, and getting a variety of fresh perspectives on such things can be very intellectually stimulating, helping you look at things in a completely new way. By befriending people from other cultures, you’ll learn about how differently things are done or viewed elsewhere in the world, which teaches you about other cultures at the same time as widening your own horizons and broadening your mind. Studying abroad is also good for the CV - you can put periods of study abroad on your CV, and it’s likely to impress employers, who like to see potential employees who’ve gone out and experienced things and actively developed themselves as people. What’s more, in the age of the internet, business is increasingly done on an international scale, so having some international experience can only be beneficial to your career prospects. Studying abroad can also help enhance your language skills if you study in a country not in your native language. That combined with experiencing all the nuances and cultural differences of studying in another country can be extremely beneficial for your education but also your career and personal development and help to boost your leadership skills. All this will feed into your self confidence, give you a massive boost and develops your maturity and your ability to handle new situations. Why not visit an international student recruitment fair near you and you can see for yourself what institutions and options are available for you. Our websites helps you to search, evaluate and book educational fairs across the world.