Are you passionate of becoming a social worker? Or, you might an undergraduate student, looking for opportunities to work in a NGO. If you’re interested in helping and working children, people staying in refugee camps, etc. it’s a great contribution. As there’s a common saying ‘money cannot buy everything’, it helps individuals open up to a different and sensitive world. Therefore, rather than lying on the comfy sofas sympathizing, it would be useful to lend a help in hand. If you were thinking of specializing in a particular industry, placements would offer a rich environment to learn and apply theory. Given the above, there are many advantages of taking up such chances offered overseas.
So, have you been invited to volunteer abroad Europe for an NGO? Or, has your application for a placement in a reputed company been accepted? But, you might be having second thoughts, if you’ve never travelled overseas. Well, this is indeed a big step and decision that you have taken. Therefore, you might be feeling nervous and even frightened to take the chance. Look at the following examples to help you be confident and go overseas to grab the window of opportunity:
• Exposure to new opportunities
One of the benefits of volunteer abroad is the exposure an individual gets. For instance, this includes getting to know different cultures, learning positive aspects from the background and more. Also, it gives the chance for the individual to bring back the newly learnt information, training, etc. to the home country. As a fact, it helps the individual to appreciate work more adaptively.
• Enhance skills and understanding
Another point to be considered is the increase or receiving of training to acquire newer skills. That is, the student or individual is not limited to theory. Or, he or she might even be able to learn new expertise in areas that were not thought of. Therefore, being able to consider other areas of specialization and discovering hidden talents too.
• Learning new languages
If you’re from a Western or European country, you might be motivated to learn a new language. For example, are you planning to volunteer abroad in Asia? If so, those who are highly interested in overseas industrial training or volunteering, would be motivated to learn languages.
Moreover, mentioning more than one or two languages in the CV is highly useful for applying for good vacancies.
If you search through the Internet, you’d be able to easily find many companies and NGOs opening opportunities. Therefore, you would be able to find something that grabs your interest and area preferred. As a fact, if you have received a chance think of the aforementioned benefits. Or, if you’re still on the fence, review the growth you receive as an individual and professional.