College days are; considered as some of the best and most crucial days of one’s life. While making the transition from school to college is; eagerly anticipated by some, others look at it with unease.
This transition, in many cases, includes students who have to shift their base to study in an outstation university.
Though the distress of change remains constant in every student, its type becomes overruling factor for students shifting bases.
While enjoying the freedom and other perks of being an outstation student, there are innumerable challenges to face in a new city, which in a way also entails responsibility and a serious outlook towards life.
Here are some of the benefits of joining a university outstation:
Differentiated learning experience and independence
One of the most essential factor while joining an outstation university is the learning experience one gets while living independently which involves maintaining finances, taking care of daily chores and so on.
This is something that can be; attained only by moving out from one’s comfort zone to a completely new place which prepares a person for future challenges in life.
Staying away from family tend to take away the dependency, which eventually makes a person street smart and prepares them to deal with different situations at an early age. Besides, one becomes more self-aware of his/her strength and weaknesses.
Opportunity to explore a new city
Moving to a new city for higher studies is quite exhilarating especially for someone who loves to travel. Studying in a university at a completely different city allows a person to explore the culture and get acquainted with the lifestyle of the locals in that region.
Such exposure can help in one’s future endeavours and can prove to be an experience worth cherishing for life.
Exposure to cultural diversity
Moving to a new place for higher education also allows a person to get out of their shell and explore different cultures. Awareness about different culture during the formative years results in more rounded individuals, encouraging students to see things from different perspectives, helping them to make informed decisions, acquiring transferable skills that are useful for them and will remain with them for life.
Enhancement of management skills
As much fascinating as it sounds, moving to a new city increases responsibilities. Right from attending classes, managing finances, daily chores, studies, fitness and having a social life – balancing everything while living away from home involves determination and hard work. This is where the term ‘time management’ becomes the key.
On the face of such challenges, one learns the importance of time management; and it is something that becomes really helpful in the future. But the best part is, you get a chance to make a family out of friends for a lifetime.
Makes one more adaptable to surroundings
In a hostel, every day is; a unique experience and at the end of the day it all pays off later in life. All kinds of collaborations happen there, be it for academic projects, a music band, or just a multiplayer gaming team.
These collaborations help a student learn team spirit, to be acceptable of diversities; and dualities and to identify and use the strength of each member in the team.
In the process, a person also learns how to choose the right company of people to be; around and the one to avoid. These seem very basic skills but become very crucial when a student steps into the industry.
Nothing can make you more emotionally stable and strong than living away from your comfort cocoon, living in a hostel a student gets exposed to the harsh realities of life that he/she was always protected from by his/her parents.
Without the patting hands and calming advice,s the person not only becomes mature enough to deal with the issues but also emotionally prepared for future.
Living in hostels teach a person to adjust and adapt, be it the hostel food; the roommate or all the services provided by the hostel, you not always get what you desire. Students get to leave aside the luxurious and comforting life style.
Leave aside the complaining and learn to adjust, share and adapt; again these soft skills turn out to be very crucial in the industry.