The Study Abroad Programme is an incredible chance to go and experience something new, meet people from other cultures and learn more about the world. I can't stress enough how beneficial the Study Abroad Programme has been for me in terms of my academic success. This programme has given me extremely valuable transferable skills and experiences, and I am already noticing the obvious benefits that these provide.
I plan to spend some time working abroad after I graduate, and the vast majority of positions and internships I have looked at state that experience of living away from my home country for an extended period of time is an attractive attribute.
Even if I were not planning on working abroad, the completion of the Study Abroad Programme is proof to employers, and myself, of a certain kind of competency, flexibility and diligence, and I believe I will consider it an asset for the rest of my life.