Are you interested in living overseas and enhancing your international experience? Why not study abroad at a partner university or gain some international experience as an intern at an overseas company? or maybe follow a language course or volunteer?
There are many things you can learn from living abroad.
Grow as a person!
Studying or working abroad is not just good for your CV. The most valuable thing you would earn is personal development. Before going abroad, there are many things you have to arrange such as requesting a visa, opening a bank-account and booking your flight. When you arrive, the biggest challenge will be getting used to the new culture and weather. There will be ups and downs, but after you finish your work/study abroad experience you will be stronger and more independent. Most importantly, you will gain a lifelong experience and friends.
You learn a new language and culture.
Whether you have studied the native language of the country or you are not familiar with it, the experience abroad is perfect for you to learn a new language or improve it.
A language is just a part of a country’s culture. You will not only improve new language skills, but you will also become familiar with a new culture and the history of the country. You become more open-minded and your social skills improve. You will look at the world from a new point of view. This is perfect if you are planning on working in an international company later in your life.
Your way to a successful career!
Okay, let’s move on the professional growth of your experience abroad. Companies look for applicants with international experiences and multiple languages on their CV. Applicants who have had an international work/study experience have a better chance of finding their dream job.
You meet new people while studying/working abroad and you grow your professional network. This opens the door for more business connections and gives you access to new careers and job opportunities.
If you have been hesitating about whether to go overseas or not, do not wait any longer! It is the perfect opportunity for you. Maybe go with a friend? Or break out of your comfort bubble and challenge yourself.
Have you ever considered studying the German language? Here are some reasons why studying German is a good idea!
1- German and English have many things in common.
The West-Germanic language is the mother language of many modern and widely spoken languages, such as English and Dutch. If you are a native English speaker, German will be easy to learn as both languages have a lot of vocabulary in common. Some examples are ‘Good morning’ and ‘Guten Morgen’, ‘football’ and ‘Fussball’ or ‘book’ and ‘Buch’.
If your native language does not have West-Germanic roots, do not worry! There are more reasons why German is one of the most important languages to study.
2- German is very useful if you are traveling in Europe.
As mentioned earlier, many West-European languages have German roots, which means that the German language is very popular in Europe.
In fact, German is the second most spoken language in Europe (after English) and the most spoken ‘native’ language in Europe. Around 92 million people are native German speakers and approximately 220 million people can speak German worldwide. Moreover, German is also extremely popular worldwide: it is in the top 3 most learned languages.
German is the official native language in Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. German is also widely spoken in Switzerland. Countries surrounding Germany, such as The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg and Hungary, use German as a second/third language.
For travelers who are looking for their next winter-sports destination, here are some good news! Most winter-sports resorts have German-speaking employees and trainers.
3- Studying in Germany is FREE!
Most universities in Germany are free. What is better is the excellent reputation German universities have. Germany is one of the most popular countries to go for studying abroad. Approximately 250.000 students go to Germany to study at their universities every year.
If you are interested in studying science at one of the best universities in the world, Germany is the place to go. Some of the famous scientists are from Germany.
4- Good career opportunities
We all know that speaking multiple languages is extremely important for a successful career. Being able to speak German might give you good career opportunities in different fields.
Big companies like Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz and Adidas are German. If you are interested in working for one of the biggest and widely recognised brands in the world, then studying German should be on your to-do list
Do you prefer being your own boss and starting your own company? Germany is a great place for entrepreneurs and innovators. So, if you are looking to start a successful career, start by learning German.
Are you tired of seeing how everyone in your group of friends or in your family carries a debt of at least £30,000? University fees in the United Kingdom start at over £9000 a year, no matter what degree you are studying.
Students in the United Kingdom usually study undergraduate degrees which are 3 years long and usually take a year out before starting a Master’s degree. However helpful, the year out is not compulsory for every type of degree.
Say you want to study a 3-year-long undergraduate degree plus a 2-year-long Master’s degree. It’s a simple sum, you will end up with £45,000 to pay your student finance provider throughout your life.
Here’s our proposal:
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- 13 Nov 2018
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Learning a new language is undoubtedly one of the best decisions one can make: it improves the way you think, enriches your knowledge and opens so many doors, both personally and professionally. However, many may argue that despite being very useful, it is also a difficult target to reach.
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- 16 Aug 2018
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The month of July was sprinkled with dozens of ‘first-times’ for me.
After being offered a grant from university, I found myself planning the trip to Munich, Germany. This was about to be the first time travelling entirely on my own to a country I have never been to before, speaking a language that I was not completely fluent in. Needless to say, I was more than nervous.
Hi Language Lovers, Hola People is about to start a new type of Social Language Learning, over a glass of Sangria in one of the coolest restaurants of Liverpool, Chicha Restaurant (55 Bold Street, L1 4EU), specialised in Peruvian cuisine.
The main objective of our events is to offer a great experience to everyone who wants to practice and improve languages.
How does this new programme work?
The activity will be held weekly and will consist of:
- 50 min – Language lesson
- 20 min – Break where you will be invited to have a sangria (or another drink of your choice) and snacks
- 50 min – Language lesson
Total duration per session: 2 hours
The lessons (delivered by native teachers) are academic but mostly focus on conversation, and will include games and fun activities.
The languages that are available at the moment are Spanish – German – Italian – French – English.
If you would like to learn another language please let us know, we may be able to organise it for you.
It will start the week of 9th and 15th October, and it will last 4 to 10 weeks, finishing the week of 11th and 17th December, just before Christmas.
If you want to know more and are maybe interested in taking part in it, you can find more detailed information and a form to register in this link: languagessangria.holapeople.co.uk
Learning a foreign language is indeed one of the greatest and most beneficial things you can do in life. When starting to study a new language you don´t simply study grammar and vocabulary but you open up to a brand new world. You get in touch with another culture by learning about the local traditions, the typical food, the traditional music, and dances. Moreover, you make your life easier while travelling and also have the opportunity to talk with local people.
Studying across Europe with help from Erasmus+
In the working society we live in it is expected to have experience and where can you get this better then abroad? It does not matter where you study nowadays, doing an internship abroad, at the other side of Europe for example, will be expensive. Think about accommodation, plane tickets, insurance and funding. For young adults it can be difficult and perhaps chaotic to think about all these different things beside their own studies.