For some, pursuing a Ph.D. abroad is daunting; however, there are many benefits — both career and personal — that make it a strong decision.
Develop a better understanding of different research methods and systems
Earning a Ph.D. is a significant step in developing yourself as a researcher and academic. Studying abroad can give you opportunities to explore different research methods, experience different educational environments, and improve your approach to your own research or career goals.
Grow a global network
Having an expansive professional network will open doors for you. By studying abroad, you gain access to different research opportunities, projects, and professors — all of which can enhance your own experiences and goals.
Expand your skill set
By moving abroad, you must adapt to a new culture and educational system. The experience demands flexibility and determination, and you will exit your program with stronger soft skills, such as problem-solving, language, and communication skills, than you’re likely to acquire at your home institution.
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