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The process of building your career in any country isn’t always easy. Studying abroad can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life, and you’re probably feeling very positive about the new skills and knowledge you’ve acquired during your time there.

But, what happens when you decide to leave that country? Will you take all your newfound skills back home with you? Or will you start building your career in the country where you studied?

Let’s find out what the advantages of doing so are.



There are many reasons that people choose to stay and work in the country they studied. It can be for lifestyle, for family, or even for a sense of belonging. However, there are also plenty of additional benefits to those who do decide to stay and work in the country they studied. Here are just a few:

  • It is easier to find a job if you speak the language fluently
  • You will have an advantage over others as employers know you well from school and internships
  • You can put your networks from university to good use when looking for jobs or internships


Professional network

If you are lucky enough to have a company offer you a job after your studies, and you want to work there, then congratulations! But if this doesn’t happen, don’t despair. There are still plenty of ways to get that dream career.

The most obvious is through your professional network – it’s easy to forget this when you’re concentrating on getting that first job. So keep in touch with people who may be able to help you find a job (or vice versa) and they’ll thank you for it! And even if there aren’t many jobs available where you live at the moment, it might be worth looking at what other jobs are out there and making contacts with them too.

Many countries rely on LinkedIn to find potential employees who match what they need. So why not set one up now so you can connect with people who you might want to work for in the future?


Cultural integration

One of the main benefits for those who choose to stay and work in the country they studied is that it is easier to integrate into society. For example, when you study abroad and return to your home country, you might find yourself feeling like an outsider once again. This can be a bit isolating, which can make it difficult to make friends and build professional networks. However, if you stay and work in the country you studied, this becomes much less likely.

In addition to this social integration, there are also more advantages when building your career as well.


Job opportunities

Besides cost savings and job opportunities, there are a lot of other advantages to building your career in the country where you studied. First, it’s easier to find a job when you already know the culture and speak the language.

Second, you will be able to enjoy all your free time: instead of taking vacations abroad, you can take weekends trips or spend holidays at home with your close ones. Finally, it’s easier to save up money when living costs are generally lower abroad than at home in the UK.


Finding a law specialist

If you need legal advice or assistance, be sure to contact the experts at RHJ Law. We’re able to guide you through what you need to know before moving abroad.

Our legal team at RHJ Law assists foreign nationals in moving to Malta, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates and also to the USA. Our English speaking team of lawyers, accountants and other experts, specialise in helping entrepreneurs and families to set up, manage and grow their life in another country.

Working with our trusted partners; we can advise you on where to settle and how to go about purchasing a property, obtaining a visa and more.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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