I’m more of a natural hermit and tend to stay in the one place for long periods of time.
Others however are more adventurous and like to see the world!
If you’d like to learn more about how you can travel and study overseas as part of your Flinders Program, I suggest booking into one of the upcoming “Learn Without Borders” information sessions.
There are sessions on the 19th Feb, 20th Feb, 7th March, 20th March, 26th April, 9th May, 22nd May, and 6th June.
Studying abroad, whilst challenging (just ask any of the international students here at Flinders), can bring with it many benefits:
- Better understanding of other cultures and the life experiences of those from other countries
- Increase in confidence and independence
- Looks good on a CV
- Make friends in other countries
- Feelings of gratitude or appreciation for what we have here in Australia
- Some kick-arse photos and opportunities to make your Facebook friends very jealous
If travel is something you either like or aspire to, see if it can be combined with your studies.
If you have travelled as part of your studies and would like to share what the psychological challenges/benefits were, please contact me. I’d love to feature your experiences as a blog post.
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