Interdean Responds to Poll Showing that Under-25s Are Most Likely to Regret Not Studying Abroad

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Young adults often feel remorseful for not studying abroad and widening their skills.

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More students should be aware of the great benefits of studying abroad and utilise schemes provided by organisations

A poll from the British Council has found that under- 25s are more likely to regret not studying abroad. 79 percent of those surveyed said that they would have had better job prospects if they had studied abroad, with only 21 percent seizing the opportunity to do so. Dr Jo Beall of the British Council explained, ‘People are beginning to realise how vital international skills are for enhancing their careers.’

More than half of 2,100 UK based adults surveyed, 54 percent said that a lack of international experience had held them back in career opportunities.

Interdean, the UK based moving company has been assisting students move abroad to work and study for over fifty years. The company actively encourages young people to travel and study abroad in countries such as Australia, USA and Germany. The recent poll findings show a level of remorse in young adults who choose not to move overseas and also details the ever increasing popularity and benefits of studying abroad.

Dr Beall, who conducted the study said, ‘Not enough people in the UK are taking opportunities to gain international experience. That needs to change if the UK will successfully compete in the global economy.’

The results highlight a level of disappointment in young people as a representative from Interdean added, ‘More students should be aware of the great benefits of studying abroad and utilise schemes provided by organisations such as the British Council to widen their horizons and gain international experience.’

Interdean continues to comment on international student news.        

Interdean have been helping people move throughout the world for over fifty years, offering a range of services including international moving assistance, excess baggage help, shipping, air freight and storage to worldwide destinations such as Australia, Hong Kong, Canada and Thailand. Interdean also offers further support such as visa assistance, banking, insurance and pet relocation as well as student focused packages. The competitively priced company also offer help for moves throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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