Before deciding to go abroad, you should ask yourself two essential questions: Why do I want to go abroad and what do I hope to achieve from going abroad? The next step is deciding what form of experience abroad you would like to have: educational or work-related?
Take your time collecting information. Keep in mind that going abroad can be challenging. It takes a lot of preparation and not everything might go according to plans, but the experience is worthwhile. Just ask any student that have been abroad; his or her eyes lightens up, memories will come flashing back and a huge smile will appear on his or her face… Next time that could be you!
Going abroad can be a valuable experience both educationally and in general. You have to be aware that the preparation could take up to a year before you actually leave.