THE BENEFITS OF BOARDING

If you keep an open mind and maintain a positive attitude to learning, your experience of studying abroad will be an unforgettable one that will also make you a better person."
Personal development
Spending a year or more abroad studying will teach you to be responsible for yourself because you need to make decisions on your own in several important areas. First of all, you need to be responsible for your studies which means you need to manage your own time in order to accomplish what you set out to do. Secondly, you need to manage your finances to ensure you have enough money for fees, rent and food. Thirdly, you need to make sure you are healthy mentally and psychologically which means you need eat well, exercise and maintain contact with friends and family. Having to make your own decisions in these areas will give you the opportunity to grow as an individual as you reflect on the impact of your decisions.
 
Lifelong friends
One of the best things about studying abroad is the opportunity to make friends from different countries. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet new people in class as well as when you participate in activities organised by your university and when you join clubs and societies. Therefore, make it a point to talk to people and be involved in activities outside the classroom. Being friendly and helpful to everyone you meet will gain you some friends for life. Future travel plans will be made easier too, as you will have a local tour guide, and the network you form at university will benefit you in the future. As you can see, there are many benefits of studying abroad. If you keep an open mind and maintain a positive attitude to learning, your experience of studying abroad will be an unforgettable one that will also make you a better person. However, studying overseas can be costly. Therefore, if you want to study overseas, talk to your parents about finances early so that you can plan for it. Depending on your situation, you may need to apply for a scholarship; take a gap year to work to earn enough money for tertiary studies or secure a loan.