In recent months, life as we knew it changed radically. Most of us are at home working, studying, resting or even taking up hobbies that we had forgotten due to the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. However, moments of uncertainty like these also offer us opportunities to grow, reinvent ourselves and move forward.
Investing in your education and learning new things is a safe bet for an uncertain future. Little by little we will begin to return to normality and we must prepare ourselves to face the new challenges that await us at school, university or in our professional careers. Here are three good reasons why you should start planning your next language trip now.
1. You will stand out from the crowd
In this globalized world with such a competitive job market, there are some vital skills if you want to excel in a job, one of them being fluent in English and other languages. Employers look for people who have studied abroad as this shows your interest in learning, going further and achieving your goals.
People who speak English fluently, and recently other languages such as Mandarin, German, French or Portuguese, are attractive in the job market, especially for positions in multinational companies and jobs that involve traveling abroad. Being able to speak other languages can help you get the promotion you seek .
2. Define your skills and become independent
Studying abroad opens the doors to endless possibilities. It expands your horizons and allows you to learn another language, experience a new culture and learn more about yourself. It also makes you more independent and gives you the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world.
Not only does it change your perspective, studying abroad can also transform your academic future and put you on the path to an international career.
3. You will have something to look forward to
Taking your future in your hands and planning for it is key, especially when the future is uncertain. Planning ahead can be a vital part of your happiness, we all need something exciting to look forward to.
Define which language you want to learn and make a list of the countries where it is spoken. Which place suits you best? Do you want to explore a big city or the countryside? Look for the cost of living, the quality of life and the activities you can do in the destinations you have always dreamed of visiting. Locate them on a map, search for images, watch videos and visualize yourself in that place. And remember, it’s never too early to start saving.
Take the opportunity to invest in yourself and your language skills and start planning a trip abroad. In the meantime, you can read all the ways you can learn English , German and French from home, and keep getting excited about your future trip.