All young people, whatever their individual situation, can go abroad, for a short or longer period of time, across the French border or to the other side of the world, affiliated to a programme or not, alone or with others.
It’s not always necessary to speak another language fluently, or to have personal funds or a contact in another country: you just need to research the options open to you based on your circumstances or legal status (student, unemployed, grant holder, minor, etc.).
There are many advantages for a young person going abroad, be it for personal or professional development.
On apprend à se débrouiller loin d’un cadre habituel.
Identify your values and strengths.
Discover others ways of life, customs and cultures.
Adapt to new situation and explore the unknown.
Acquire new skills and ways of learning.
Immerse yourself totally in a new language, the best guarantee of fast fluency.
It’s a human adventure above all else.
Your employability will improve immensely on your return.
Make friends, share new experiences and networking, that’s at the heart of it.
You will be truly « international » with roots in one place and an outward-looking approach to others.
“We travel not to change place but ideas”