Are you planning on studying abroad? That is very exciting! Know that you have made a great decision. Study abroad is probably one of the best experiences you can have, in addition to the opportunity to learn about a new culture, you are also learning to view problems from a different cultural perspective which can be very benefit for your future job search.
You should not want to miss out on this amazing opportunity, by the contrast, you should get the most out of your study abroad experience. Here are 3 mistakes to avoid while studying abroad.
1. Not immersing yourself in the culture
Do not make the mistake to study abroad and not immerse yourself in the culture. While abroad, learn about the local traditions, try the local food, attend local festivals, and learn the local language.
2. Not making local friends
Do not hang out only with people from your country - make friends with locals- you will see how much easier it becomes to understand the culture and to adapt. Another wonderful thing about having local friends is that you get to know the best places to visit. Who knows better than locals, right?
3. Not exploring the country
Don’t make the mistake of remaining in the town where the school is located. Visit other neighborhoods and explore the country as much as you can. Yes, do the sightseeing and visit the landmark places, but go beyond the tourist places and discover the non-touristy areas and things to do.
What are other mistakes to avoid while studying abroad? Leave in the comments below.