Study In France - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in France as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in France as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as


How to study in France

Why study in France

Cost of studying in France

Universities in France for international students

Cost of living in France for international students

How to get a visa to study in France

How to apply and study in France

Tuition fees to study in France

Applying to study in France





How to apply and study in France

There are many universities in France which you can apply to directly from the website. You have to check for the entry standardized tests such as the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT because these tests are required for both undergraduate and graduate admissions.

Apply to 3 or more institutions to increase the chance of getting admitted. Non EU students will be required to pass the compulsory preliminary admission test.

Selecting the universities to apply to

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.







Tuition fees and cost of studying in France for international students

The cost of studying in France actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in France have different tuition fees.

University education in public universities is very cheap in France even for international students. The tuition fees in public universities in France is about US$210 per year for international students who want to enroll  for a bachelor’s degree although some professional courses such as medicine and engineering will be slightly higher.

As an international student you will still have to pay some administrative charges but that is minimal and does not cost much.

Private universities in France are very expensive,they also have a very high standard for any international student to get admitted. Top private universities in France cost about US $33,500 per year for tuition which also depends on the course because courses like medicine and pharmacy will be expensive.


Cost of living in France according to expatistan




            Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district  €15

            Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)   €8

            500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast           €6

            1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk   €1.25

            12 eggs, large   €4.12

            1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €2.94

            500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese  €9

            1 kg (2 lb.) of apples    €2.71

            1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €1.73

            0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket  €1.85

            1 bottle of red table wine, good quality  €8

            2 liters of Coca-Cola    €2.01

            Bread for 2 people for 1 day     €1.13


            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area        €2,177

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area            €1,697

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat     €141

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area        €1,309

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area            €987

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio      €92

            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)        €25

            40” flat screen TV        €444

            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)            €128

            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)         €9

            Hourly rate for cleaning help      €15


            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)     €96

            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)  €39

            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)         €97

            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes   €125


            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new  €23,441

            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas           €1.32

            Monthly ticket public transport  €71

Personal Care  

            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)      €4.27

            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)  €5.51

            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)          €24

            1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) €4.70

            Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)      €5.04

            Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €4.27

            4 rolls of toilet paper     €2.28

            Tube of toothpaste        €2.67

            Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city  €25


Visa to study in France


As an international student, you will require a visa to study in France. Below are the requirements and process of getting a France visa.


Submitting and processing visa applications:

Regulations on entry to and staying in the French territory differ whether you hold a regular passport, a diplomatic passport or an official duty passport. Your passport must be valid long enough to cover your stay in the Schengen Area. Application or “visa” fees are payable on submitting your application; these application fees are not refunded if the visa is refused. When the visa application is being processed, certain formalities such as the making of appointments or submission of the application may be entrusted to service providers. You should allow additional costs for this. Information is available from the relevant French consulate.


You must tell the visa official the precise reasons for your journey to France. This is because the type of visa required to enter France depends on both the length of your stay and your reasons ; except for special cases :

           for stays equal to or shorter than 90 days, the visa to be issued is a short-stay visa, often known as a “Schengen visa”;

           for stays longer than 90 days, the visa to be issued is a long-stay visa appropriate to the duration of and reasons for your stay.

This information must be accurate, because:

           once you are in France, you cannot have your visa modified or change your immigration status ;

           in addition, exercising a salaried activity is subject to specific procedures that require getting a work permit before getting a visa. This applies to all employees, including artists and sportspeople.

In the French overseas territories, the rules applicable may vary from those applied in Metropolitan France. When applying for a visa, you must carefully specify the destination and details of your flight.

What documents will be required?

To apply for a Schengen short-stay visa, you are required to present one visa application per person, including the following items:

           A passport which is valid for at least 3 months after the date of the requested visa;

           duly completed and signed;

           A maximum of 3 photographs meeting requirements;

           Application fees. Visa application forms for a child under 18 years of age must be signed by a parent or legal guardian

If any of the items you provide do not fulfill our criteria, consular personnel will not accept your application and will ask you to present items which do. If you insist on submitting your application anyway, your application will be recorded but a visa will not be issued and the other items in the application will not be studied.


           Proof of the purpose of your stay in the Schengen area;

           Proof of your means of support during your stay and accommodation;

           Proof of travel and repatriation insurance;

           Guarantees of repatriation to your country of residence (return ticket or adequate personal means to purchase one);

           For children under 18 years of age, specific proof;

           Any documents helping to convince the consular authority of your intention to leave the Schengen area when your visa expires.

Certain diplomatic and consular authorities that issue visas on ordinary passports may include more detailed information taking local specificities into account. These items providing proof that are required are to be presented to the consular authority.


The consular authority will accept your application as provided by you and will make his decision on the basis of the guarantees and proof attached to your application. If you have failed to attach the proof included in the list, the consular authority will assume that you are unable to do so unless you effectively explain why such proof was omitted in a separate letter attached to the application.

How much does a visa cost?

Application fees are:

           60 euros for a short-stay visa (one or more stays totaling to less than 3 months per period of 6 months in the Schengen Area) except for nationals of certain countries who benefit from a special rate agreed with the European Union (Bosnia, Moldavia, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia).

           99 euros for a long-stay visa.

These application fees are not refunded if the visa is refused.

Visa processing time

Processing time varies according to the nationality of the applicant and local conditions of the issuing department. Please consult the consular website. For certain types of visa that require verification or consultation with the French authorities (visas for a stay of more than 3 months in France, adoption visas, for example), response times may be much longer.


List and ranking of all universities in France


This is the list and ranking of all the universities in France. The ranking is based on the quality of education each of the university provides and also the available academic and social facilities in the university. So below is the list of the of all the universities in France and their ranking



Rank    University         Location

1          Université de Strasbourg


2          Université de Lorraine


3          Université de Bordeaux

Bordeaux ...

4          École Normale Supérieure


5          Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis


6          Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1


7          Université de Caen Normandie


8          Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne


9          Université de Nantes

Nantes ...

10        Université Grenoble Alpes

Saint Martin d'Hères

11        Université Paris Sud - Paris 11

Orsay ...

12        Université Pierre et Marie Curie


13        École Normale Supérieure de Lyon


14        Aix-Marseille Université


15        Université Paris Descartes


16        Université de Rennes 1

Rennes ...

17        École Centrale de Lyon


18        École Polytechnique


19        Université Lille 1 Sciences et Technologies


20        Université Lumiere Lyon 2


21        Université de Montpellier


22        Université de Poitiers


23        Université Paris Diderot


24        Université François Rabelais


25        Université d'Angers


26        Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense


27        Université de Franche-Comté


28        Université de Bourgogne


29        Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble

Grenoble ...

30        Université Paris-Sorbonne


31        École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales


32        Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

Paris ...

33        Université de Technologie de Compiègne


34        Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès


35        Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis

St-Denis ...

36        Université Paris 13


37        Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon


38        Université de Rouen Normandie


39        Université Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3


40        MINES ParisTech


41        Université Paris Dauphine


42        Université de Picardie Jules Verne


43        Université de Bretagne Occidentale


44        Université d'Orléans


45        Université de Limoges


46        Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne


47        Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3


48        Université Rennes 2


49        Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier


50        Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines


51        Université Blaise Pascal

Clermont Ferrand ...

52        École Normale Supérieure de Cachan


53        Université du Maine

Le Mans

54        Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne


55        École Centrale Paris


56        Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3


57        Université Savoie Mont Blanc

Chambéry ...

58        Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3


59        Université de Haute-Alsace

Mulhouse ...

60        Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée


61        Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Cergy Pontoise

62        École Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales

Cergy Pontoise

63        École des Hautes Etudes Commerciales


64        Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

Pau ...

65        Université Lille 2 Droit et Santé


66        Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II


67        Université de Perpignan Via Domitia


68        Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Pessac ...

69        École des Ponts ParisTech

Champs sur Marne ...

70        TELECOM ParisTech

Paris ...

71        Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne

Saint-Étienne ...

72        ESCP Europe

Paris ...

73        Université de Toulon

La Garde ...

74        École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de l'Information et des Bibliothèques


75        IMT Atlantique

Brest ...

76        AgroParisTech

Paris ...

77        Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis

Valenciennes ...

78        EMLYON Business School


79        Université d'Avignon et des pays de Vaucluse


80        Université Toulouse 1 Capitole


81        Arts et Métiers ParisTech

Paris ...

82        École Supérieure d'Electricité

Gif-sur-Yvette ...

83        Université de Bretagne Sud

Lorient ...

84        Grenoble École de Management

Grenoble ...

85        Université d'Auvergne

Clermont Ferrand ...

86        École Centrale de Nantes


87        Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale

Dunkerque ...

88        Université de la Rochelle

La Rochelle

89        École Nationale d'Administration


90        École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St-Etienne


91        Université de Technologie de Troyes


92        École des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique


93        Université du Havre

Le Havre

94        ESPCI ParisTech


95        École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile


96        Université d'Évry-Val d'Essonne


97        Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse


98        Université d'Artois

Arras ...

99        École Nationale des Sciences Géographiques

Marne-la-Vallée ...

100      École pour l'Informatique et les Techniques Avancées

Le Kremlin-Bicêtre ...

101      Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse


102      EDHEC Business School

Roubaix ...

103      ESIEE Paris


104      École Centrale de Lille


105      École Nationale de la Météorologie


106      Institut National supérieur des sciences agronomiques, de l'alimentation et de l'environnement


107      Eurecom

Biot Sophia Antipolis

108      École Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort


109      Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard

Belfort ...

110      The American University of Paris


111       Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rouen

Saint Etienne du Rouvray

112      Montpellier SupAgro


113      NEOMA Business School


114      Kedge Business School

Bordeaux ...

115      Audencia Nantes École de Management


116      TELECOM and Management SudParis


117      École des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux


118      Agrocampus Ouest


119      Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes


120      École Supérieure d'Informatique, Electronique, Automatique


121      ENSTA ParisTech


122      Université Catholique de l'Ouest


123      Université de Corse Pascal Paoli


124      Université Catholique de Lyon


125      École Nationale Supérieure d'Ingénieurs de Caen


126      Université Catholique de Lille

Lille ...

127      ECE Paris École d'Ingénieurs


128      L'École de design Nantes Atlantique

Nantes ...

129      TELECOM SudParis


130      École normale supérieure de Rennes


131      École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d'Angers

Angers ...

132      Toulouse Business School

Toulouse ...

133      Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace


134      VetAgro Sup

Lyon ...

135      Institut Catholique de Paris


136      ENSAE ParisTech


137      École d'ingénieurs des Technologies de l'information et de la Communication


138      École des Mines d'Alès


139      Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg


140      Institut d'Optique Graduate School

Palaiseau ...

141      École Nationale Vétérinaire, Agroalimentaire et de l'alimentation de Nantes-Atlantique


142      École Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du Bâtiment et de l'Industrie


143      SKEMA Business School

Lille ...

144      École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'Etat


145      École des Mines de Douai


146      Institut National Universitaire Champollion

Albi ...

147      INSEEC Alpes-Savoie

Le Bourget-du-Lac

148      École Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications

Cergy Pontoise

149      Burgundy School of Business


150      Université de Nîmes


151      Institut Supérieur d'Électronique et du Numérique


152      École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d'Aérotechnique


153      École Internationale des Sciences du Traitement de l'Information

Cergy Pontoise ...

154      École Supérieure de Chimie, Physique, Electronique de Lyon


155      École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nancy


156      École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers


157      École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Brest


158      École Centrale de Marseille


159      École Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse


160      École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles


161      Groupe ICN École de Management

Nancy ...

162      Institut Supérieur d'Électronique de Paris


163      École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs en Génie Electrique

Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray ...

164      EPF École d'Ingénieurs


165      EIL Côte d'Opale


167      École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'information

Bruz ...

168      École de Management de Normandie

Le Havre ...

169      École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne


170      École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tarbes


171      Institut Supérieur d'Agriculture et d'Agroalimentaire Rhone-Alpes


172      École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier


173      École Catholique d'Arts et Métiers


174      École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes


175      École Nationale Supérieure Agronomique de Toulouse

Toulouse ...

176      UniLaSalle

Beauvais ...

177      Hautes Études d'Ingénieur


178      École Supérieure d'Electronique de l'Ouest


179      École Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées


180      École Supérieure des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile

Levallois-Perret ...

181      École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne


182      Montpellier Business School


183      École Nationale Supérieure de Mécaniques et des Microtechniques


184      École d'Ingénieurs Généralistes La Rochelle

La Rochelle

185      ICAM - Institut Catholiques d'Arts et Métiers

Lille ...

186      SIGMA Clermont


187      École des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris


188      Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées

Ivry sur Seine ...

189      Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux


190      École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Metz


191      École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique pour l'Industrie et l'Entreprise


192      Supméca - Institut Supérieur de Mécanique


193      Groupe ISA


194      IFP School


195      Esaip École d'Ingénieurs

Angers ...

196      TELECOM Lille 1

Villeneuve d'Ascq

197      ESME Sudria

Ivry sur Seine

198      École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris


199      ITECH Institut Textile et Chimique de Lyon


200      École Nationale Supérieure de Céramique Industrielle


201      École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs Léonard de Vinci


202      École Supérieure du Bois


203      École Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Agronomiques de Bordeaux-Aquitaine


204      Esitpa, École d'Ingénieurs en Agriculture


205      École Supérieure de Commerce de Pau


206      École Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale


207      École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille

Villeneuve-d'Ascq ...

208      École d'Ingénieurs de Purpan


209      France Business School

Brest ...

210      École Supérieure d'Ingenieurs en Informatique et Génie des Télécommunications


211      Brest Business School

Brest ...

212      Institut Catholique de Toulouse


213      École Louis de Broglie


214      Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Centre Val de Loire

Blois ...

215      École Supérieure de Commerce de Saint-Etienne


216      École des Métiers de l'Environnement


217      École Nationale Supérieure de la Nature et du Paysage


218      École Supérieure d'Agro-développement International

Cergy Pontoise

219      ECAM-EPMI


220      École Supérieure de Fonderie et de Forge


221      École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs des Travaux de la Construction de Caen


222      3iL École d'ingénieurs


223      École de Biologie Industrielle


224      Campus Adventiste du Salève


225      Institut Supérieur des Matériaux et Mécaniques Avancés du Mans

Le Mans

226      École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs des Travaux de la Construction de Cachan


227      École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs des Travaux de la Construction de Metz


228      Institut Supérieur du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics



Courses you can study at universities in France


Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering






Art and Design

Oral science


Biological sciences


Business management

Chemical engineering


Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science


Creative writing






Electrical engineering


Film making

Food science


General engineering






Material technology


Mechanical engineering

Medical technology












Veterinary medicine


Items to pack while going to study in France


In your carry-on bag

           Cell phone and charger

           Boarding pass(es)

           Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

           Copy of birth certificate

           Copy of Social Security card

           Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

           Debit card


           E-reader or book

           Emergency contact list

           Face wipes


           Hand sanitizer


           Health insurance card


           Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

           School ID

           Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

           State ID

           Student visa

           Travel itinerary

           Travel pillow

           Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)



           Acne medication/cream

           Face lotion/moisturizer


           Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

           Mouthwash (small)

           Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)





           Bobby pins


           Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

           Glasses and glasses case

           Hair ties



           Nail clipper




           Tampons and pads



You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

           Downy Wrinkle Release spray

           Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

           Portable stain remover pen

           Travel sheet (for hostels)


           Athletic sneakers (1)

           Bathing suits (1-2)

           Boots (1-2)

           Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

           Casual dresses (2)

           Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

           Flats (1)

           Flip-flops (1)

           Formal outfit (1-2)

           Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

           Going-out outfit (3-5)

           Hat (1)

           Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

           Heels (1-2)

           Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

           Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

           Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

           Leggings (1-3)

           Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

           Pajamas (2-3)

           Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

           Purse (1-2)

           Raincoat (1)

           Scarf (1)

           Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

           Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

           Skirts (1-2)

           Socks (14)

           Sweaters (3-5)

           Sweatshirt (2)

           T-shirts (3-5)

           Tank tops (3-5)

           Underwear (14)

           Watch (1)

           Workout clothes (2-5)


Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

           Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

           Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

           Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

           Flash drive



           Laptop case

           Outlet adapters (2-3)

           USB cable


           Adhesive bandages

           Allergy medicine

           Birth control

           Cold and flu medicine

           Eye drops

           Motion sickness medicine

           Over-the-counter pain medicine



           Backpack (small)

           Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)


           Language dictionary


           Playing cards

           Travel guide

           Umbrella (small)


Benefits of study abroad in France or any other study abroad destination


1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.

8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.


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