IU’s international path: Why study abroad rather than at a local university?
Education is a never-ending learning process that has always been a part of our lives. The best education can lead to a brighter future. If students want to get the most out of their university experience, they should look beyond their local college. Studying abroad is a holistic experience that includes more than just education. When a student completes a study abroad program, the benefits of education follow them back home! Earning an international degree means broadening your career and personal horizons and having a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here are some of the reasons why you should think about studying abroad:
- A wide range of course options to choose from
Foreign universities provide educational flexibility; whether you choose to focus on double degrees, double majors, or even cross-faculty subjects, studying internationally provides a broader range of courses, some of which include research opportunities and skill-based training for students. This option provides a different and wider range of specialisation options, as well as different academic perspectives and learning styles. It broadens your horizons and opens the door to a world of new educational opportunities. IU is currently preparing over 100,000 students for successful careers through various study models. They provide over 200 study programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and MBA levels in STEM, business, and other fields taught by experienced industry professionals. These aspects are combined with a practical curriculum, using case studies to aid learning, meaning that you graduate with a realistic understanding of what you will face in your future career. This is why 94% of IU’s graduates find work within three months of graduation.
- Makes you more employable
Employers value graduates who have chosen to study abroad. Pursuing a degree abroad shows employers that you have courage, flexibility, cultural awareness, and an understanding of how other people work and think. This, combined with part-time or temporary overseas working experiences, makes such a person a very desirable candidate for employment. This experience puts you ahead of the competition when it comes to internships and job applications. Students at IU have numerous opportunities to meet new people. While attending IU, students will interact with students from various nations, exposing them to various cultures and helping them to understand how others function and think. The IU Career Office has recently made exclusive career services easily accessible from anywhere, at any time, and a wealth of opportunities to work while studying at IU with a flexible schedule online. They provide a boost to one’s career through networking opportunities with employers and partner businesses, career fairs, and alumni talks. Students can also find featured careers guidance, CV assistance, and featured job postings.
- From language learning to language living
Immersion is the most effective way to learn another language and understand a new culture, according to research. Prospective employers find the new language skills, cultural perspective, and eagerness to learn very appealingly. Since you’ll be interacting with English language speakers every day, it would be easier to grasp the language in a relevant cultural context. Living, studying, and working in English may appear difficult at first, but you’ll be surprised how quickly it becomes second nature. Communicating confidently in English will help you excel in your studies and make new friends from all over the world, some of whom may turn into professional connections later on. Students who study abroad are more valuable assets to their country and economic drivers than their local counterparts.
The goal at IU is to provide you with the best tools possible for successfully developing an international career. That is why they offer English courses, modules, and full-study programmes to best prepare you for the international job market. Having an English-taught degree from an international university can improve your chances of being promoted to a managerial position or taking on managerial tasks and responsibilities later in your career. And with an internationally recognized degree, you have a better chance of finding a job abroad – a great way to develop your skills, build a global network, challenge yourself, and try something new. It also provides a strong defense against job market fluctuations and changes; with a global skillset and profile, students will find it easier to find work even in difficult times, thanks to their ability to fill positions anywhere in the world. And with an internationally recognised degree, they have a better chance of finding a job abroad – a great way to develop their skills, build a global network, challenge themselves, and try something new.
As an IU graduate, you will not only have an internationally recognised and accredited degree, but you will also have access to our global network of alumni, as well as job fairs and career events with our global business partners. Develop your international profile by earning an English-taught university degree from Germany’s largest University of Applied Sciences. Start your application before February 1st to avoid missing out.