Study in English Countries
When exploring your options for where in the world you will study abroad, it is important to take language barriers into account. If during your studies you’ve found yourself fascinated by a foreign language, follow that intrigue and consider studying abroad with one of the Intensive Language Programs. Now for some, the thought of moving to a foreign country and immersing yourself in a foreign language might be biting off more than you can chew. That is perfectly normal. If you are not comfortable adding a foreign language to the list of unknowns during your study abroad adventure, why not consider studying abroad in one of the many English speaking countries?There are plenty of places around the world that will provide you the added comfort of speaking your native language. But don’t overlook some of the other cultural differences that might be a bit of a shock to the system. No need to worry, it’s nothing you can’t handle!
One adjustment you'll have to make traveling to a new country is learning the local currency. In the United Kingdom you'll find pounds sterling, in the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the European Union you'll find the Euro, Canada uses their Canadian dollar and Australia, the Australia dollar.
Important to remember when traveling to a fellow English speaking country is the world's endless variations of the English language. We all have our own vocabulary with varying local lingo and slang terms. Moving into one of these regions where English is the official language will take some time to become fluent in the local speak.
When you're doing the necessary research about your study abroad destination, it is important to investigate the local climate for the time of year you plan to travel. First and foremost, you'll want to pack accordingly; but before we go over your packing list, let's consider how climate might factor into your destination decision making.
MAKING THE DECISION
Deciding to study abroad in an English speaking country could be in your best interest if you're looking to focus your time and your studies on learning more about your chosen field before immersing yourself in a foreign language.