If you live in the United States and have ever considered moving to a foreign country, you may want to reconsider.
For many, a year or two in a foreign place could have huge financial, cultural, and personal benefits, according to the U-C Davis Graduate School of International Service’s latest study.
“Our data show that people are taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the UIC study abroad program,” study leader Mark Fishel told Business Insider.
“Study abroad is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in a new country while learning about the culture, history, and language,” he added.
The study, which looked at more than 3,000 people, found that people who took advantage of study abroad were significantly more likely to be older, white, male, college educated, and living in the same geographic area as the country where they planned to study.
They also tended to be white, middle class, and well educated.
Researchers say people who choose to study abroad also tend to be more willing to work in the new country than in the U., which makes them more likely than people who do not.
They are also more likely not to be dependent on their families, and are more likely in the US to own a home and be able to support themselves.
The U.K., France, and Canada are among the most popular destinations for study abroad for students, according the study, with roughly a quarter of the people who said they planned on studying abroad taking advantage.
“The United States offers more than just international travel, but it is also the world’s leading research university,” Fishe said.
“And with a growing international workforce, UIC is uniquely positioned to be the leader in global research,” he said.
The report found that students who took up study abroad in the past year were more likely, on average, to have a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree or higher, and a high school diploma.
Those who took study abroad from January to June were more than twice as likely as those who did not.
Students who took more than one study abroad during the study period were also more than three times as likely to have completed a bachelor degree.
Fishel said students from other countries, including those in the EU, were not affected by the study.
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