Frequently Asked Questions when Studying Abroad
Why study abroad?
There are many reasons why study abroad programs are becoming really popular. For most international students, the appeal is likely to be a combination of gaining a high-quality education, experiencing immersion in a new culture, gaining a global mindset and expanding future employment prospects.
Studying abroad is an exciting challenge that often leads to improved career opportunities and a broader understanding of the way the world works. The type of experience you have during your time abroad will vary hugely depending on where you go, so make sure to pick a study destination based on your own personal interests.
Where in the world should I study?
As well as your own personal interests you should think about practicalities such as the costs of living in that country (Spain for example is cheaper than UK or Germany), your graduate career prospects (does that country speak a language that may benefit you professionally?) and your overall safety and welfare.
You should also think about what sort of lifestyle you wish to have during your studies: do you want sunshine and a beach, or colder temperatures? Do you want to live in a city or a small university town? Do you want monuments and culture on your doorstep or world-class sporting facilities?
Do I have to speak the local language to study abroad?
No. You can attend courses for beginners. You will quickly pick words and start understanding the language faster than you think. If you wish to study a course taught in Spanish, for example, at Euroace you will do an online test prior to your arrival to guarantee you start at the best class level for your skills. This is to ensure you will be able to follow your course without any comprehension problems and improve your language skills exponentially.
Where will I live during my study abroad?
Accommodation is a personal choice. Most of our students stay in our nearby apartments. These are great places to meet other students. However, some students prefer to stay in a homestay; an excellent way to improve your language skills during your stay. Students live with a local family, eat meals with them and speak the local language. It is a great way to practice the language and to experience local culture. Please contact us if you want help in deciding what accommodation you would like.
Can I work while studying abroad?
Of course you can! Internships abroad are another great way to gain international experience. If you are combining studies and an internship, it is most likely you’ll be able to work as many hours as you like, as long as this doesn’t affect your studies – but check with Euroace or your education center. In most internships Spanish is not required, but it’s a plus.