Is studying abroad good for introverts?

Have you ever seen a brochure or any other type of promotional material for exchange studies and decided that this experience is not for you because you have an introverted personality and such a drastic change in your life seems to be too far out of your comfort zone? The idea of studying abroad may sound very exciting, but thinking about a large number of people, or about getting lost in a foreign city, or in a first meeting, or anything else that causes you negative feelings could easily scare you into not even applying. However, studying abroad is the perfect opportunity to overcome your fears. If you consider yourself an introvert, you probably prefer to stay within your comfort zone and surround yourself with people you really trust and know right from the start. It can be quite difficult to decide to study abroad because it can feel like you have to say goodbye to your old life and daily routine.

It's common to start doubting your decision and to slip into anxiety, but it's really not necessary. Everyone experiences study exchanges differently, and the experience won't change you unless you want to. When you first arrive, the new city can be daunting and scary. Therefore, it's best to make plans in advance.

Simon Gooch
Simon Gooch

"Simon Gooch is a seasoned professional with a passion for transforming the landscape of international education. With over two decades of experience in the education industry, he has excelled in roles that encompass student recruitment, market development, and educational consulting. Currently serving as the Global Sales Director for ELS Educational Services, Inc., Simon's commitment to expanding educational access is evident in his work overseeing agent sales worldwide, with a particular focus on ELS centers across the USA. His career journey also includes founding Seed Educational Consulting Ltd, a B2B and B2C agency dedicated to helping students from Africa pursue higher education opportunities in various countries. Simon's strong leadership, exceptional agent relationship management, and proficiency in opening new and emerging markets have played pivotal roles in his successful career.Simon's academic background further strengthens his expertise, holding a First-Class degree in French and Modern European Studies from the University of East Anglia. His specialties lie in customer relationship management with a clear focus on agents, parents/students, and university partners. Simon's remarkable track record in developing emerging markets, particularly in Russia, the Middle East, and Africa, showcases his ability to drive consistent and long-term growth in these regions. With a deep commitment to educational access and international collaboration, Simon Gooch continues to make a significant impact in the field of international education."

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