Gap year Goals: Study English Abroad and Discover Europe
Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting many students who have taken the opportunity to study English abroad during their gap year. And guess what? They’ve found that Malta is an amazing place to make this happen! In this blog post, we’re going to chat about all the fantastic benefits of studying English abroad and why Malta is the perfect destination for it.
Discover Europe while studying English Abroad.
Many students we’ve met over the years have opted to study English abroad during their gap year before diving into university or a full-time job. But the real question is, is a gap year the right path for you? Well, here’s something to consider: a gap year abroad can greatly impact your life and set you on the right path to success. It can help you discover your true passions and values and allow you to gain new skills to help you achieve your goals. So, if you want to explore your inner self and gain valuable life experiences, taking a gap year abroad might be one of your best decisions!
Taking a gap year is a popular choice for those who want to travel and boost their career prospects. If you’re looking for an opportunity to do both, you should consider studying English abroad during your gap year. Malta is the perfect destination for this, and there are several reasons why this could benefit your future. Let me share some of them with you.
1. Flexibility and Personal Development
The best time for a gap year is right before starting University or after graduating. Since it’s a flexible period in your life, it’s the perfect (and perhaps the only) time to continue your education in a different and meaningful way. Leaving becomes more difficult once you find a full-time job and settle into your life. Especially if you have kids and a family to think of!
How will a gap year help? You’ll have time to slow down and think about what you want to do. You can experience the world and discover new possibilities and different ways of living. You’ll meet new people and grow as an individual based on all these experiences.
2. English is (nearly) a global language
Taking a gap year before University or starting your career could teach you a new skill, like a language. Why English? It’s an official language in 53 countries and is spoken by around 400 million people as a first language globally. If you know English well, travelling becomes more enjoyable and less complicated. That’s 53 places you can easily travel to and many potential new friends.
3. Improving your Resume
Being well travelled and having experience living abroad are assets on a resume. Studying English abroad and taking a general English course or business English course at the same will be a bonus. We also provide interview training and lessons on writing a resume in English. At the end of each course, you will be given a certificate with the course duration, the final level of English, and a personal note from your teacher.
4. Advancing your career
English is the language of business, and the demand for it is ever-increasing. Most jobs these days require English in daily tasks – internal or external. Being successful in a business environment without fluent English can be a struggle. A gap year to study English in Malta will look wonders on a resume.
5. Malta is a great place to live, work and study
It is a physically beautiful and sunny country with a culture that’s an infusion of its varied history. The lifestyle is Mediterranean – wherever there’s the sun and great food, there’s happiness. The people are friendly, and English is widely used as an ex-British colony with a large expat community.
It’s easy to have a balanced life because everything is near – you can swim or run before school, go to the shop, or cook between school and work. Finding a part-time job is relatively easy, especially during the summertime.
6. Obtaining a student visa
If you are not European and require a visa to enter Schengen areas and study English abroad, you can easily get a student visa to study English in Malta. The requirements for a student visa vary depending on the country but are generally accepted. If you’re a student at BELS, we’ll help with all preparation and applications needed.
7. Travelling in Europe from Malta is easy
Malta is in the Mediterranean Sea – travelling to other European countries is quick and inexpensive. Regular direct flights with major low-cost airlines make it possible to escape for the weekend without missing lessons. If you’re a long-term student, you can take a week of study vacation to travel.
8. There’s a Vibrant Community of Young Explorers
Malta is a popular destination, particularly for younger people. It is a cosmopolitan hub filled with expatriates from around the globe who come to work or study. It is a great place to enjoy a high quality of life while having fun. You will never be bored with various festivals, cultural activities, concerts, and club events happening all year round.
9. English is an Official Language, and there are High-Quality Schools
Since English is an official language in Malta and is widely spoken daily, it’s the perfect destination for anyone looking to improve their English skills. Apart from classroom learning, you can naturally enhance your English skills by immersing yourself in the language during your daily routine.
Planning your gap year? Contact us at BELS for more information on courses, prices and registration to study English abroad. Write to us at [email protected] to get started.
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