如何充分利用出国留学的时间

2020年05月28日

来源:柴老师国际教育服务

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所以,你已经取得了合格的成绩,并得到了自己择心仪学校的录取通知,已经进行了必要的签证安排,并且花费了无数小时来搜索所有你需要知道的内容,以确保出国学习经历顺利进行。

当你已经完成了申请银行帐户和学生住宿的安排之后,可以稍微喘一口气,然后你可能想知道自己要如何才能充分利用这次出国留学的机会。

对于许多人来说,出国留学是千载难逢的机会,这意味着要投资大量的金钱,或者多年辛勤学习而得到的奖学金,而大家也希望充分利用自己出国的机会和时间。

以下是一些帮助大家充分利用出国留学机会的想法:

为自己设定目标

在异国学习和生活,以及习惯新的文化,口音和食品无疑是容易令人气馁的。但是,不要让恐惧和焦虑使你退缩,而要记住,自己身处一个没人认识你的新地方。

到达目的地后,不要害怕去做一些探索,例如在当地人习以为常的地方拍照,或者与人们进行对话以提高你对当地语言的掌握,甚至四处走走而不是坐公共汽车,这样你可以更好的深入了解当地情况。

勇敢去探索–为自己要做的事情设定目标,这样一来,你就不会在离开的时候感到遗憾。

尝试志愿服务

志愿服务不仅是一种有益于他人的活动,而且还是在课堂外进行社交和建立技能的一种好方法。

通过志愿服务,你将与来自不同背景的当地人建立联系,鼓励你对人保持开放的态度,了解他们的社会风尚,并成为全球公民,这是我们日益相互联系的世界中的一项关键技能。

旅行

根据研究,将钱花在体验而不是物质上的人会更快乐。但是,这并不意味着要花很多钱在酒吧里挥霍,也不用花钱买新的闪亮小玩意儿。

相反,为什么不考虑在预算允许的情况下旅行,然后再毕业并陷入工作和责任的泥潭?

例如,如果你正在欧洲学习,前往邻国旅行可能会相对便宜。你可能需要养成储蓄的习惯来支持自己在假期时和朋友一起旅行。

参与社交

只与来自同一国家的学生来往是很方便和安心的选择,因为你们有同样的文化背景。毕竟,在和与你说相同语言,拥有相似文化的人来往时,你不会感到受到挑战和不知所措。

使你的出国留学体验更加充实的一件事是与本地和其他国际学生建立联系,以增进你对其他文化和观点的理解,但是谁知道呢?你也可能有机会结交一生的挚友。

因此,加入更多的社团,和坐在旁边的同学打招呼,并参加更多的活动吧。没有人说交朋友很容易,但是付出的努力是值得的。

So, you’ve made the grades and got into your choice university overseas, you’ve made the necessary visa arrangements and spent countless hours Googling all you need to know to ensure your study abroad experience runs smoothly.

But now you’ve got the serious stuff out the way – like sorting out your bank accounts and student accommodation – and have a moment to take a breather, you might well wonder how exactly can I make the most out of my study abroad experience?

For many, studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that means investing a big chunk of money saved over a period of years – or years of hard work that culminated in a scholarship – and they want to make the most of their time abroad.

Here are some ideas to make the most of it:

Set goals for yourself

Studying and navigating your way in a foreign country, as well as getting used to new cultures, accents and foods is undoubtedly daunting. But rather than letting fear and anxiety hold you back, remember that you’re in a new place where nobody knows you.

Don’t feel too self-conscious to do things once you get there, such as taking ‘corny’ pictures in places the locals take for granted, striking up conversations with people to improve your command of the local language or even walking around rather than taking the bus so you can soak up the landscapes.

Put yourself out there – set goals for yourself on things you’d like to do so you won’t have a sense of regret once it’s time to leave.

Volunteer

Volunteering is not only a great way to do some good, it’s also a great way to network and build your skills outside the classroom.

By volunteering, you’ll come into contact with locals from diverse backgrounds, encouraging you to keep an open mind about people, learn about their social mores and become a global citizen, a crucial skill in our increasingly interconnected world.

Travel

According to research, people who spend their money on experiences rather than material things are happier. However, this doesn’t mean spending beyond your means and blowing money at the pub or splashing out on shiny new gadgets.

Instead, why not consider travelling – if your budget permits it – before you graduate and get stuck in a rut of work and commitments?

For example, if you’re studying in Europe, travelling to neighbouring countries can be relatively affordable. You may want to make the most out of your time abroad by saving diligently so you can travel with your friends during your semester breaks.

Socialise

It’s tempting to only socialise with students from your native country as there’s comfort in familiarity. After all, you’ll feel less overwhelmed when in the presence of others who speak the same language as you, who share similar cultures and relate to the things.

One thing that can make your study abroad experience more fulfilling is connecting with local and other international students to improve your understanding of other cultures and viewpoints but who knows – you may also make a friend for life.

So join more societies, say ‘Hello’ to the classmate sat next to you and attend more events. No one said making friends is easy, but the effort will be worth it.

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