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The advantages of a study abroad

As you know, reasons of why studying abroad is beneficial to one’s self-development and skills are countless. For instance, students studying in Groningen almost automatically gain valuable language skills in English and Dutch and sometimes even other languages. (Imagine living in a student house with five different nationalities. At some point you will have to pick up some new words and cultural habits.)

Furthermore, graduates gain skills such as intercultural sensitivity, flexibility and open-mindedness thereby becoming more competitive on the job market. These days it is essential to gain experiences of living abroad if one wants to find a job in one of the bigger firms. So why not choosing for a whole degree program abroad rather than just the usual Erasmus semester?

Worth mentioning is as well that the University of Groningen provides an excellent study environment in an outstanding research institution. In 2014, the RUG was placed #86 in the New York Times Employability Ranking which focused on the employability of graduates from international higher education institutions.
Last modified:21 November 2018 1.11 p.m.