Interdean Responds to New Research Suggesting Studying Abroad Improves Emotional Stability of Young People

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New research has shown that young people who study abroad gain international experience and are more emotionally stable.

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Students were found to be more emotionally stable and open than those who had not studied abroad.

The article, Studying Abroad Makes Young People More Open and Stable, published 16th July in Expat Forum, shows that young people who study overseas gain emotional experience as well as educational. Students were found to be more emotionally stable and open than those who had not studied abroad. The research, carried out by psychologists at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, also suggested that living and studying overseas lead to further career success. Conclusions were made by asking students moving overseas and students staying in their country of origin a series of questions to measure openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and emotional stability. Study Leader Dr Julia Zimmermann said:

"Those students who are about to study abroad are, even before they leave, more open minded, conscientious and extravert than their fellow students who stay at home."

The findings are encouraging for international moving company Interdean who help students move to popular destinations such as Australia, the USA and New Zealand. The company offers tailored, affordable student moving and immigration services including student shipping, student airfreight and free visa assesments.

"It is wonderful to see that studying abroad does not only provide great educational factors but also works to develop and widen emotional skills in young adults," a spokesperson from Interdean said.

Interdean expects to continue to help students moving overseas.

Interdean has been helping families, expats, backpackers, travellers and students move overseas since 1959. Offering a range of services including international moving assistance, excess baggage help, shipping, air freight and storage solutions to worldwide destinations such as Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, the USA and New Zealand. Interdean also offers further support such as visa and immigration services, relocation and marine and pet insurance, as well as student focused packages at affordable prices from 123 offices worldwide. The competitively priced company also offer help for moves throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland and is FIDI FAIM Plus accredited.

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