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Important Life Skills You Will Gain from Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting prospect for so many students because of the new adventures, challenges, and opportunities it will bring. One thing is for sure—every study abroad experience winds up bringing more wealth of experience to the individual than they ever would have imagined. Coming to stay with us in Reading, so many students are excited to explore cities, try new foods, and shop in stores they can’t access where they are from. But, in the end, the study abroad experience has brought our students so much more than just that. Here are some of the wonderful, lifelong benefits that you will see, that you might not be thinking of right now…

  • Expanded network of connections

Living in another country and staying at our homestay means gaining access to a whole new circle of friendship connections that you will keep with you for the rest of your life. Having friends on the other side of the world, you will be able to travel, learn from their ways and perspective, and build deep relationships that you never would have expected. 

  • Language skills

When learning a language, nothing compares to the experience you gain when immersed in a native-speaking country. Surrounded by English all day long, you will see your skills and vocabulary increase exponentially, more than would have ever been possible simply studying in a class or from a book. 

  • Adaptability

Taking yourself out of your normal routine and context may seem scary at first, but this is the part that leads to so much personal growth. You will learn to navigate new places, problem-solve when surprising situations arise, adapt to new habits and routines, and learn that you can live without so many of the things in your life that you can’t imagine leaving behind. 

Wherever you go becomes part of you somehow” – Anita Desai


  1. I got some valuable points through this blog. Thank you sharing this blog.
    Hebe Adventures

  2. I got some valuable points through this blog. Thank you sharing this blog.
    Hebe Adventures


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