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What are the Top 5 Reasons to Study Abroad?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to study in a different country? Have you ever wanted to study in a different country, but weren’t sure where to start? There are many different reasons why you should study abroad and in this blog, we have summed up the important ones.

1. Quality of Education

One of the most important reasons why you should study in a different country is the quality of education and gaining qualifications that are recognised worldwide. According to the QS World University Rankings 9 out of the top 10 universities in the world are in the USA and the UK, so if you are looking for top class education and increased job potential, these are two places worth looking at.

2. Experience a new country

Another great reason to study abroad is the fact that you get the opportunity to see a new country. This can be exciting, yet scary t for most young students. One way to get the best from a new environment is to explore with local students, who will be able to show you the 'real' city rather than the tourist attractions. At university, there are hundreds of clubs to join that will help you make friends and explore safely. Studying abroad is a great opportunity for you to see what the world has to offer.

3. Learn a new language

Another benefit to studying abroad is the possibility of learning a new language in a natural setting, with native speakers! If English is not your first language, studying in countries like the UK and the USA is a great opportunity to improve your skills. IQ Global specialise in Exam Preparation courses for Cambridge and IELTS for you to gain the right qualifications to achieve your dreams. For a more complete experience, try IQ Global's English Voice course, starting at the level that's right for you. The best part is that you can pick which units you are interested in on any level you are studying (A1-C1).

4. Discover new food

The Blog Team's favourite reason (and perhaps yours too) to study abroad is the food! What better way is there to use descriptive language? We suggest using your weekends to discover local restaurants and cafés. You'll find that there is much more to multicultural British cuisine than you first thought and that there are local delights around every corner! If you'd like to hear more about national and local cuisine, catch up on our British Food Culture webinars and blogs, which introduce you to the favourite foods of each UK country, and the special days on which we eat them.

5. Discover a new culture

The last, but definitely not least reason to study abroad, is the opportunity to discover a new culture. Take time to get to know the local people and you'll learn more about the place in which you're studying. We've already mentioned IQ Global's free resources and English Voice course. You can view some of our previous webinars to find out more about the topics covered.

So whether you are thinking about studying abroad or if your plane ticket is already booked, remember to enjoy every step of the experience and make the most of your time in a new country. We are here to support you, so remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more essential ideas on studying, working or living in the UK.

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We hope you have enjoyed this blog. As always, you will progress more by reading, listening and practising your English so make sure you check out IQ Global for free resources and our YouTube channel. See you next time!

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