5 Reasons to Study Abroad – Muscat Foundation Academy

Find out the benefits of why you should consider studying abroad. From studying at excellent academic institutions, exploring new cultures, career advantages and gaining independence and confidence. Learn more about why you should consider studying abroad.

Here are 5 awesome reasons why:

1. Academic Excellence

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There is no doubt that universities particularly in the western countries are ranked among the highest performing institutions in the world. This is because the universities have excellent teaching facilities and extra-curricular programs in place. For example, Manchester University located in the UK – an NCUK partner is known for its academic and research excellence, the University has 25 Nobel Prize winners and 91% of Manchester’s recent graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. Muscat Foundation Academy partners with more than 45+ leading universities across the world that you can be a part of after completing your foundation program in Muscat, Oman.

2. Explore New Cultures

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While the main reason to study abroad can be to get a better education, another reason is you can explore new cultures and traditions in a new country. Each country has different foods, music, entertainment and beautiful natural and man-made attractions. For example, Australia is well-known for its pristine beaches while London is famous for its landmarks such as the Big Ben, Tower Bridge and more. Muscat Foundation Academy allows you to progress to several countries such as the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Malaysia, UAE and more.

3. International Exposure

International exposure can allow you to meet new friends, travel to other countries and gain priceless experiences that you would not experience staying in Oman or your current country that you are residing in. This can be a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and push your potential to heights you didn’t know were possible. Perhaps you can take up a new sport and realise that you are good at it!

4. Career Benefits

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When you choose to study abroad, you immediately open your career to new opportunities. Employers prefer to hire graduates who have studied abroad as it proves that the candidate is independent, culturally aware and flexible to adapt to a new environment. Apart from this, students can get a work visa after completing university. Muscat Foundation Academy will guide students who wish to apply for this option by ensuring they choose a suitable country that offers post-work visas, such as the UK Graduate Visa.

5. Gain Independence & Confidence

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We all want to be independent at some point. The best way to do this is by moving to a different country. You will be able to acquire new skills that will be beneficial that you would not need if you were to not move abroad. For example, you can learn how to cook or get better at making new friends and starting a conversation.


If you are almost finishing high school, or still have a long way to do, it is worth exploring ways to study abroad. Not only will you get a better education but you will also explore new cultures, progress your career opportunities, be internationally exposed, and gain independence and confidence. Get in touch with us to find out how you can study abroad after completing High school or your IGCSEs.