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You’ve heard it before…. studying abroad will help you and your career. While some people believe that education stops after you have your degree, you know that’s not true.

Furthering your education and continuing to broaden your horizons by studying abroad will, in fact, help grow your career further. International education is actually on the rise, and for a good reason – research has shown that people who study abroad have better career prospects and are more socially aware. For example, when you choose to learn Chinese in China, you can master the valuable Mandarin language skill and gain a different view of Asian culture compared with those who never travel and stay in Asia. Considering the rise of Asian and Chinese economic power, this kind of ability would bring more value to your career.

Read on to discover more facts about studying abroad how betters your professional development.


We know you won’t take it personally when we say that there is always room for growth. While you are a mature, working adult, everyone can grow through education, no matter age or career direction.

Don’t you agree?

A survey by Smart Study found that 95% of people who took part in their study admitted that studying abroad served as a catalyst for increased maturity.

An emotionally mature person always wants to add value to themselves and others around them. This happens through learning and developmental activities, such as learning Chinese in China. Remember, you’re emotionally mature when you take responsibility for your own happiness, career, and future.

By learning Chinese in China, you would not only study the language itself but also learn how to see things from different perspectives and make new friends from different corners of the world. There are so many benefits of learning the Chinese language as a second language.

One way to gain needed maturity in the workplace is to get outside and see the world. You will come back to your work with a fresh mind, a better perspective, and a lot of motivation and drive.


How can study abroad benefit your future career – by strengthening your leadership skill. Leadership styles can differ from one country to another. Because of this, you will learn how to work with and better understand different people, cultures, and business styles when you’re abroad. At Keats School, a customized Chinese program combining with Business related content would be beneficial in this aspect.

Studying abroad can also help to understand your country well.

There are more reasons why you need to learn Chinese as a professional. It can not only make convenient your abroad trip but also expand your employee base.

By studying abroad with globally aware people, you will gain experience working with a diverse team. You will gain insight into human behavior, and you will learn how to appreciate other’s viewpoints. Employers will see this as a massive asset for a company and its workplace culture.

On top of that, you’re going to develop poise and self-confidence. You will learn how to handle yourself and be okay in situations where the outcome isn’t clearly defined. This ability is a huge value for an employer looking to add a leader within their company.


There’re many benefits you will gain from learning Chinese for business. One of the benefits is boosting your brainpower.

Creativity is the king, and innovation is the queen. Or vice versa. Either way, they go hand in hand, and they are two skills you will gain from studying abroad.

A report by the British Council says that nearly half of the people they spoke to were involved in innovation at work. Additionally, twice as many people with international experience were involved in the creative process of new or improved goods or services.

Studying abroad allows you to really learn how to listen. Really listen. You will learn different expressions, different wordings, you will learn to listen to body language. These are all skills that employers want when they’re adding to the innovation team.

By learning Chinese in China, especially study in Kunming, you will become an inclusive people that can embrace diverse ethnic group cultures. Because Kunming is located in the Yunnan province, the most diverse ethnic minority group in China gathered.

At Keats School, there are not only the capital city Kunming is available for you to experience ethnic group culture, but also locations like Dali, Lijiang, Puzhehei, Yuanyang, Xishuangbanna, Tengchong, Jianshui, and Jingmai Tea Mountain. Various ethnic minority groups inhabit these places.

They enrich the diversity of local culture and history. You will also see how Mandarin Chinese connect these different groups together even if they have their own languages and living apart from a far distance. This is also part of the charm of being fluent in Mandarin.

Not everyone is a leader, but everyone needs to listen and understand directions, especially in the design and creativity process.

There’s nothing like time away from the desk to ignite the fire and creativity inside you.


With the increasingly global society, having international skills and knowledge makes you more marketable for employers.

When you decide to study abroad as a professional, you’re telling your current employer (or future employer) that you’re interested in bettering yourself. You want to grow and improve your skills to make yourself the best employee possible. How to get your employer to pay for Mandarin language school? If you’re worried about the expensive budget of studying and living in China, then why not persuade your boss to invest this valuable trip on you?

Once you get to your new country, your network is going to broaden. When you travel, you can’t fully control who you’re meeting or when. It’s not like one of those big networking events where you try to get five minutes of talking in with the most influential person in the room. But when you can’t talk to them, you end up talking to someone you don’t relate to and can’t get away from.

Instead of feeling stuffy and claustrophobic at a networking event, traveling and meeting new professionals abroad allows you to do it in an open and natural environment.

These encounters lead to unique friendships and introductions with business professionals. Employers will see this as a valuable asset to the company and to you as an employee.

And, don’t forget to list your study abroad experience on your resume. Studies have shown that it enhances your job chance success and who doesn’t like a little more success?


Education is a tool that can build your skills no matter your age or career level. We know you understand that.

More than 80% of respondents in a study by said that studying abroad had enhanced their interest in academic study. Nearly 63% of people said that the experience of learning a new language influenced their decisions to expand or change their academic majors.

And, in fact, nearly 90% of people indicated that their experiences abroad influenced all their subsequent educational experiences.

If you’re still uncertain about why you should study Mandarin in China. Reading the post of These 8 Things, Will Tell You If You Should Learn Basic Mandarin. It may indicate and inspire you in some aspects.

It seems that once you study abroad, the study bug gets planted, and education becomes a constant passion. That’s something we can get 100% behind.


It may sound cliche, but studying abroad in China will allow you to become a much worldlier person. You will learn intangible life skills that will benefit both your personal and professional development.

The growth you will experience overseas will show when applying for a job or returning to the office. People will see it.


1. How can study abroad benefit your personal life?

Traveling abroad helps to understand your country well. When you never leave the environment you’re familiar with, you would take all the daily events and experiences as ordinary and never think twice about what you have. When studying abroad, however, you would gain new perspectives on life. You would form your own value about this world, your country, and your own life. That is a critical stage for one to gain independence and maturity.

2. What should I know about study abroad?

There are several things you have to know before traveling abroad:

  1. getting to know about the local currency and international transmission procedure of your destination; rules might be very different regionally
  2. learning some basic content of the local language can help you transit easier
  3. checking out local climate and weather is very important for packing what you need
  4. running simple research about the local commodity price and renting rate can benefit your budget plan
  5. knowing about the local transportation system can also ease your concern level during your traveling
3. What should I prepare for travelling abroad?

How to travel and study abroad?

  • finding out your destination first
  • making a budget plan
  • set a goal of your learning and traveling
  • selecting the learning program
  • learning some local language knowledge and the local customs in advance
4. Where is the best place to experience an abroad life?

China is a trendy country for both learning and traveling nowadays.

Why should you study and travel in China? 

This is a great country that embraces both traditional and modern elements. It is also considered as the most potential country full of opportunities and the future.

Living and studying in China would definitely be a noble experience for you. At the same time, it won’t be too difficult for you to get familiar with this country.

Keeping an open mind when visiting here, you will be surprised by the diversity of China.

5. Is it worth to study abroad for more than once?

Why should you study abroad more than once?

By traveling abroad again, you may get more out of the abroad experience by immersing yourself in the culture more than once!

  • Your language skill can be polished and improved even more;
  • Meeting old friends and new friends at the same place;
  • Chance of visiting the places you missed during the first stay;
  • You would do better with financial management.

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Josh | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

I really had a wonderful experience at the school. The teachers are very very friendly. In my class, we practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing. We play games and other fun activities. We have trips around town. The staff at Keats is phenomenal. My teacher is one of the best teachers I have ever had in my educational experience. She comes in with a smile every day.


嶋田京子 | Japan

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

Kunming’s scenery is very beautiful. It is the best place to study Chinese in China. My favorite learning method at Keats School is one-on-one because it is suitable for everyone. My teacher is very good, very caring, and lovely. My life when learning Chinese in Kunming is very good and the weather is very good. The air is very good. It is good for the elderly’s body.


Claudia | Australia

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I’ve been at Keats school and Kunming now for one month doing the one-on-one Chinese lessons with two different teachers. I really enjoy it. Both of my teachers are very friendly and patient. They really helped me to improve my Chinese, both of my reading and speaking. I really enjoy studying Chinese in Kunming as well. This city is really beautiful and the weather is nice, the air is clean. It’s one of the best cities in China to study Chinese.


Hilary | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I’ve had a really great time here. I’ve studied a lot with my teacher who was fantastic. Keats School tried very hard to match its students with really good teachers that their personality works very well together. I really enjoy studying Chinese at Keats and I will definitely come back.


Jean | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I can’t tell you how much I liked it. The thing I liked about the teachers and the teaching method is that there is so much flexibility. The other thing I liked about the teaching is the combination of classic textbook learning and going outside. I loved it! I like getting to know other students. Everybody shared the same goal and that’s making their Chinese better. Kunming is a big city, but it is very safe to live here. Another thing I liked about Keats is the idea that people here help you. I can’t recommend it enough. I think it was a valuable experience. Looking forward to coming back!


Ramji | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

The best part of the school is the patience the instructors had and the time to focus on the fundamentals like pronunciation. I think it is very easy to skip over those and go to vocabulary. But by learning the pronunciation, I feel like it helped me gain a better understanding of the language.


Mike | Australia

Small Group Chinese Class

I think Kunming is a great city, the weather is really good. I really like Keats school and found it is very organized. The teachers here are very good. They have a coffee shop and new classrooms, a new lounge area here now, so you can chill out with your friends and practice your spoken Chinese with natives. If you’re considering coming to Keats to study, I would really recommend it. It’s the best place to learn Mandarin and I think it will be a great experience for you.



Judith | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

Listening and speaking in the classroom every day has improved my communication skills. After three weeks, my new words and sentences became more and more natural and fluent. Now I am used to thinking in Chinese, and I understand better what other people say, to be able to have real conversations with other people.

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