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The Benefits of Student Exchange Programs

Updated: Oct 18


Corvinus University of Budapest offers a wide range of international opportunities: Erasmus+, CEMS, Double Degree programs, and so many more. Student exchange programs have always been popular, offering a unique opportunity to study abroad and experience a different culture.


A semester abroad is not only an interesting, but also beneficial experience. If you are thinking about applying for an exchange program, we got your back: here is a list of advantages that will help you get rid of any second thought and sign up for an experience of a lifetime!


1. Personal Growth



Deciding to go for a semester abroad or get a double degree is already a very brave thing that pushes you forward to personal development. Imagine what happens when you arrive to a new country, new city, and new environment! You will learn how to become more self-reliant and acquire invaluable life skills, such as learning to adapt and solve problems.


2. Cultural Immersion



One of the most significant benefits of student exchange programs is getting to know a different culture. When you are a student abroad, you are not a tourist. You become a part of the culture, a puzzle piece of the community, making friends with locals and people all around the world. This immersive experience will allow you to understand the people, language, and cultural sensitivity more deeply.


3. Academic Enrichment



Exchange programs are often a great opportunity to take up courses that are not available at your home university. Different teaching methods and exposure to a different academic environment will add up to your experience and make it even more valuable. When you are a university student, it is crucial to broaden your academic perspectives, and this is why we have student exchange programs!


4. Building a Global Network



The network of people you build while studying abroad is incredible. International universities accept student from all over the world, and you will get to meet them and build connections that will outlast you time spent abroad. Not only can they lead to strong friendships, but they can also offer professional opportunities.


5. Language Proficiency



Studying in a foreign country gives us you a chance for language learning. For example, if you speak Italian and want to improve your skills, you can apply for Erasmus+ program and study in Italian. Of course, keep in mind that you already must have a pretty high language level to be able to succeed in your studies.


6. Enhanced Career Prospects



Having international experience on you CV is always an advantage. The skills gained during your exchange program, such as adaptability and cultural competence, are very highly valued by employers all over the world. More than that, alumni of student exchange programs often have access to exclusive job opportunities and networking events.


7. Increased Cultural Sensitivity



Being a part of an international community and interacting with people from different social and cultural backgrounds makes you more culturally sensitive and open-minded. You learn how to appreciate diversity and work effectively with any groups of people. Knowing how to navigate in a multicultural environment is a valuable skill anywhere, anytime.


Student exchange programs is a unique opportunity to broaden your horizons. Here, at Corvinus, you have a wide range of exchange programs to apply for. You can read articles about our students’ experience of studying abroad in London and Nottingham. Also, don't forget to check out our official website for more informational about international opportunities.

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