Studying abroad: an open gate to new perspectives
In a globalized world, a high-level career, particularly in IT, cannot be envisaged without an international dimension. Study abroad is one of the best ways students can acquire global skills and open up personal and professional opportunities. Concluding partnerships with over more than 100 institutions, we are welcoming every year exchange students at our Epitech campuses in France and Europe.
But why study abroad?
Globalization is changing the way the world works, and employers are increasingly looking for workers who have cross-cultural competence and cutting‐edge technical skills. Statistics show that students studying abroad are benefiting at a high level in terms of the development of employability skills, particularly interpersonal and communication skills, and in multidisciplinary knowledge and international competences. Study abroad experience was positively considered as being related to increasing job opportunities, which signal better educational credentials with proven skills that are demanded in the domestic labour market.
Reason1: You get to see the world
The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world. By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.
Reason 2: Education
Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home. You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centrepiece of any study abroad trip.
In Epitech you’ll learn differently: by testing, by doing, by moving forward, by making mistakes, and by starting again. Here, you don’t just learn how to be the perfect developer. We’ll teach you how to learn rather than regurgitate facts and carry out imitative or repetitive tasks. We’ll encourage you to think for yourself and dare to initiate your own projects.
Reason 3: Career opportunities
When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, in a globalised, well-connected world, employers increasingly value graduates with international experience and education.
Studying computer science in Epitech offers a wide range of career opportunities. Our students are recognised in the professional world for their skills, their ability to adapt to new situations and their team spirit. That’s why their employment rate after graduation is 100%.
Reason 4: Improve your language skills
Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.
If you choose to study in Epitech, a French class will also be included in your curriculum. You will have the opportunity to start or continue learning French and discover the French culture.
So, what are you waiting for?
Study abroad is a life-changing experience for many students, opening their eyes to different ways of life and promoting understanding and tolerance. Statistics show students who study abroad have better grades, experience less attrition, and graduate from college at higher rates than students who do not study abroad.
Study in EPITECH
Choosing Epitech means living a unique experience. Autonomy, freedom, and creativity are the keywords defining our school. Each profile is taken into careful consideration, and our active, inductive and project-based learning is adapted to everyone.
Isn’t it exciting?
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