AEE 152: Are People Who Study or Work Abroad Smarter?

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Are people who study or work abroad smarter?

A recent Time magazine article says yes!

 Today you’re going to learn how living in a different culture can make you more intelligent.  You will also learn some ways to do this in your own country!

 

How can living in another culture make you smarter?  What are the benefits to your mind?

According to the article, it can make your thinking more:

  • Creative
  • Flexible
  • Complex

 

How can you get these benefits without going abroad?  What can you do where you live?

  • Host a foreign student
  • Look for a group of people to practice speaking English
  • Find music, movies or television to immerse yourself in another culture
  • Practice talking to yourself in English when alone

 

Caution: Going abroad is not what makes you smarter!  Experiences living in a different culture make you smarter.

 

Are you going to try living in a different culture?

Are you going to make yourself smarter?

Has living in another culture already made you smarter?  Tell us how in the comments below!

 

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