Five good reasons to study abroad
There are (at least) five good reasons why you should get international experience during your studies.
1. CHALLENGE YOURSELF
Moving abroad means big changes: new country, new city, new school, new language and new people. You will learn a lot – especially about yourself.
2. NEW ACADEMIC AMBITIONS
The international opportunities provided by NHH give you the possibility to study at some of the world’s top universities. You get the chance to learn from the best in different academic areas, and work with ambitious students from all over the world.
3. LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE
Good language skills are important in a globalised world. Learning by living in another country gives you the best foundation for learning another language.
4. EXPERIENCE OTHER CULTURES
No matter where you go, you will find much that differs from life at home. By experiencing other cultures you will not only learn a lot about the world, but also have a better understanding of your own culture’s characteristics. Research shows that multi-cultural knowledge makes us more creative and adaptable.
5. BE ATTRACTIVE ON THE JOB MARKET
An increasing number of employers, both Norwegian and foreign, operate in an international arena and therefore need employees with international experience. Being perceived as a professional in this arena requires good language skills, but also the ability to understand and respect cultural differences.
A prerequisite to success is the ability to master. Employers are looking for people who dare to move out of their comfort zone. A semester or more abroad gives you the chance to show that you are adaptable and ready to face new challenges.