10 reasons to study abroad
by Nicholas Sourlos
You're away from home and free to do whatever you want. You'll also have plenty of time to explore the country as you only need to take compulsory classes.
- Gastronomical delights
Malaysian food is a true adventure, combining Indian, Chinese and Malay cuisine. You won't find anything like it elsewhere!
- New languages
There's something satisfying about ordering a meal from someone who does not share the same first language. Tip: Learn the use of 'lah' in casual conversation.
- Multicultural housing
Living in a share house with students from all over the world makes you more open-minded. Learn customs and slangs you'll never pick up in a lecture hall.
- Weekend travel
Air Asia has some incredible deals. Make use of your long weekends and holidays to explore other countries in Asia.
- International social network
Make local friends you can visit again. Plus you never know when a connection could turn into a golden work opportunity.
- Confidence boost
Moving to a foreign country can be nerve racking. But when you return home you'll feel as if you've conquered the world.
Seeing how tertiary education operates in a different environment broadens your scope. You might even find it more suited to yourself.
- Self discovery
Having to make some quick decisions without help from friends and family will test your values. In the process you'll to get to know yourself a lot better!
- Unforgettable memories
You'll be surprised by the number of times you'll start sentences off with 'When I was on exchange…' The memories you make will remain lifelong.