Choosing at which school you want to study your MBA may just be one of the most important decisions in your life. This decision will have a major impact on the rest of your career. There are a great number of questions you should ask yourself before starting your application(s). One of the most important is: Is this the time for me to study abroad?
Traveling to a new country for a year or two is a major life change. You might don’t know the country that well and you might not speak the language. Leaving friends and family for a long period of time is probably a challenge for most of us. However, stepping out of your comfort zone can benefit you significantly in the long run.
Universities make a great effort to bring students together and create an active and healthy alumni community. With a little effort from your own side, to engage in alumni activities and be a part of the community, you will find your place soon enough. You have here an amazing chance to learn and become more independent and confident as a person.
International experience is something highly values by admission committees. Most MBA students will therefore already have experienced some kind of international exposure. If your MBA is from an internationally recognized, foreign university, you will stand out from your peers.
You gain a new level of awareness of cultural differences. Having extensive international experience helps you understand which factors to consider when dealing with people with other cultural backgrounds. This is extremely useful when engaging in any cross-cultural, professional communication.