Reasons Why You Should Go Abroad.

WARNING!! Whenever you have the opportunity to have an experience abroad do not let it pass you by or I swear you will regret it. In order to go in detail on why everyone should try to get out of their comfort zone at least once I will tell a little about my own story.

From a young age I was forced to move to Russia with my family due to a job opportunity my father had received. Since then, his job had my family and I moving from one country to another very quickly. Now I can say that living in these different countries was the greatest opportunity my family could have ever provided for me. When coming back to Brazil at the age of 11, I soon wanted to experience being abroad again and engaged in a german exchange program in which I lived for 2 months with a german family in Minden, Germany. Not satisfied with packing my bags way too often I decided that I wanted to go to college outside my home country. Now, at the age of 19, I have been living by myself in the United States for 2 years and this ongoing experience has already changed my life in impressive meaningful ways.

 So why go abroad? 

  1. You will mature incredibly fast. There is no doubt this is a consequence from the whole experience.
  2. You will learn how to do everything on your own. I met too many students that left home without knowing how to even make scrambled eggs and I guarantee that you will appreciate much more your parents.
  3. You will meet all types from people from all over the world and you will learn so much with them. I studied at a small British School in Russia where I was lucky enough to be around 89 different nationalities and it taught me so much about different cultures.
  4. You will be more open minded. This is consequence from meeting so many people from different backgrounds and having to deal with unique situations.
  5. You will make connections for life. This is specially important for anyone’s professional life. Having connections all over the world is an incredible deal no matter where you end up.
  6. You will develop a new perspective and see the world differently.
  7. You will probably learn a new language.
  8. You will learn to make decisions completely on your own. Coming from a Brazilian family I can say that Brazilian parents are normally overly protecting and caring. I was used to always having them around to help me make decisions and that sure changed when I left home.
  9. Get out of your comfort zone! Go explore!

If you have any questions or comments please leave comment below! Thank you!


One thought on “Reasons Why You Should Go Abroad.

  1. Pam, parabéns pela iniciativa de criar um blog. Você é tão nova e tem muitas histórias e experiências para contar.
    Concordo com você que não se deve deixar as oportunidades passarem, muita gente faz isso por medo. Você encarou de frente todas elas e gostou tanto que buscou novos desafios.
    Só acho que tem que colocar o texto em português também, porque esse tradutor é péssimo, hahahaha…


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