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    Victor Omotosho
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    Studying abroad can be daunting but with a great group of friends, the experience to study abroad can be one of the best of one’s life. One of the biggest benefits of making friends while studying abroad is the opportunity to learn different perspectives and ways of life, overcome language barriers and make friends from different backgrounds. This gives you the opportunity get to know and create international and destiny defining relationships.

    Making friends is one of the best perks of studying abroad. And some study abroad programs welcome students from all over the world and this may also help you settle in and understand and enjoy different cultural context and traditions of the world, and you get to explore the environment with them more often.

    Universities and colleges provide students with various ways to meet others. So, If you are an introvert and feel like you might feel overwhelmed, just remember that everyone is open-minded and probably in the same situation as you are, basically you are not alone.

    Here are a few tips to help you take advantage of new connections and interactions around you while studying in Europe

    • Get Involved in Orientation Week
    • Join a school Club or association or athletic unite
    • Attend Social Events
    • Volunteer with the International Office
    • Engage with Classmates
  • Importance of Making International Friends while Studying in Europe

    Victor Omotosho updated 2 years ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
  • Michael

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    May 19, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Attending social events is for sure a key way to make friends and balance your life abroad.
    For most people, you may experience some levels of cultural shock, but just stay open-minded.

    In Spain people are very open, loud and always laughing. My first time in Germany was completely different, I noticed the fake smiles on people’s faces, not because they are rude, but this is just how they smile.

    So keep an open mind and learn to listen and observe before acting.

    • Victor Omotosho

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      May 19, 2022 at 10:23 pm

      Exactly! keeping an open mind is so important… I mean it is literally everything

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