New Year, New You : Make It Happen
2019 is right around the corner and many people are preparing to enter the new year with new resolutions; hoping to have a more meaningful and valuable life. The thing to note is that you should not only focus on what you want to achieve, but how to achieve your goals and how to maintain your motivation so that the spirit of the resolution does not fade with the passing of January. Quoting the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64% of people failed to maintain their resolutions after a month while the rest succeeded in achieving resolution until after 6 months.
Here are some practical tips to help realize your resolution includes:
- Make specific and measurable resolutions
Set a clear goal. Make a specific, measurable and achievable resolution. This also means one resolution might include several mini resolutions that would help you achieve your goal. For example, instead of saying “I want to study abroad”, specify it to “I want to study International Business in Australia”.
- Visualize your resolution
Write down the resolution and place it where you can see it. Make a list of your resolutions plus a monthly calendar that lists mini resolutions that would help you.
- Set time frame
When setting any goal, the time period in which you will achieve that goal is important. The time frame might help you to be more discipline, especially when you have a deadline in mind.
If you’re planning to study abroad in 2019, start visualizing your resolutions! Get as much information about the majors and the university you’re interested in as possible and prepare to start a new adventure by studying abroad.
Don’t worry if you’re having trouble finding the information you need to study abroad because ALFALINK’s International Education Expo is just around the corner. Held in seven major cities in Indonesia, it could help you to choose the best majors and universities for your future study! Check the schedule down below:
|Serpong||Fri||11-Jan||4-8 pm||Mercure Hotel, Serpong|
|Jakarta||Sat||12-Jan||1-6 pm||Ayana Midplaza Hotel
(Ex. InterContinental Midplaza Hotel)
|Semarang||Sun||13-Jan||1-5 pm||PO Hotel (Ex. Crowne Plaza Hotel)|
|Bandung||Tue||15-Jan||3-7 pm||Hilton Hotel|
|Solo||Thu||17-Jan||3-7 pm||Premier Best Western Hotel|
|Makassar||Sat||19-Jan||2-6 pm||Novotel Hotel|
|Surabaya||Sun||20-Jan||1-6 pm||Sheraton Hotel|
In this event, you will have the opportunity to consult directly with university representatives from various countries, have the chance to inquire about ALFALINK’s English Course courses and the ALFALINK study tour program.
ALFALINK’s International Education Expo is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, follow our media social to get updates or contact the nearest ALFALINK office in your city.
5 Lessons You’ll Learn From Study Abroad
There are five lessons that you can learn while Studying abroad . When you return to your home country, you’ll be a smarter and ready to take on whatever life may throw at you.
- Flexibility is crucial
It’s important to be flexible in all situations especially when you face some challenges while studying abroad. After all, it will give you real experiences of how to tackle life challenges.
- Becoming independent is important
Being independent is a key in having the full study-abroad experience. you will open yourself up to so many opportunities you may never had before. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature.
- Never say never
Studying abroad comes with its challenges. To experience and learn new things, you need to take any kind of opportunities that offered while you are studying abroad. Just go for it—you never know what these experiences may bring!
- The world is bigger than you think
After studying abroad and experiencing an entirely new culture, you’ll realize how many different people and places there are in the world. You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for others.
- Don’t be afraid to make new friends
Making friends is extremely important no matter where you go. Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime experience that you should make the most of. you can befriend with local people to get to know their values and knowledge that may be very useful someday.
Why do you need to prepare for your English
English has been described as “the language of opportunity” and I think you would agree. If you are preparing to go overseas for any reasons, you will have a better chance of getting around if you know English. If you think English is hard, then you are not alone. Still, there are many reasons for you to learn English well:
- ENGLISH will open up more opportunities for you
Being able to speak English allows you to communicate effectively in numerous countries, and this opens up lots of possibilities for you in terms of the countries you could choose to seek work in one day – not to mention travel to as a tourist.
- ENGLISH gives you access to some of the world’s best universities
English is widely regarded as the language of higher education. Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and MIT are just a few of the famous universities that occupy the lofty heights of the top of the world education league tables, and you’ll need to speak English fluently for access to any of these, as they’re all English-speaking.
- ENGLISH gives you wider access to knowledge
Did you know that 55% of the world’s web pages are written in English? This absolutely dwarfs that of any other language, with the next most widely used language on the internet being Russian (which constitutes just 6% of pages). Knowledge of English therefore allows you to tap into far more of the world’s intellectual resources.
Be thankful for new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.
Try to imagine what kind of life you will lead when you study abroad. Far from home, and won’t be able to depend solely on your parents. All those fears will only cloud your judgement on reaching your dream. Let’s turn all those fears in your favour, so it can help you to stretch your capability!
There is always something new and exciting that you can obtain through the challenges that you are going to face if you decide to study abroad. Besides some new experiences, you will also learn these 4 skills that will help you facing the unfamiliar working environment.
- Finances management
Part time job has been an exciting opportunity that most overseas students are willing to try. Aside of the experience that you will gain in the work place, you will also get the opportunity to appreciate every cent that you earn trough your hard work. With those experiences, we assure you that you will be able to manage your finances really well.
- Being independent
If you are used to receiving help from people around you such as your maid or family members in all kind of things, this won’t be possible in this new season. Because this time you will learn the true value of becoming independent, handling your responsibility, and turning into a dependable individual. Aren’t all those things are the good and wonderful values that supposed to be possessed by the future leaders?
- Language and local culture
Consider yourself as the luckiest person in the world if you get the chance to study abroad. The experiences that you about to experience couldn’t be compared with what other people say. Your encounter with the local people and learning the local culture will surely be a wonderful memories and assets for the upcoming season of your life. Because, trough all the good and bad times there, your will be a person of understanding and flexibility, which will benefits you in the near future.
- .Time management
Learning to be independent also requires you to manage your time wisely. With the long list of activities that needed to be done, such as lectures schedules, chores, and fun time with friends, surely you will pick up one or two tricks to manage your time better.
All those 4 soft skills are the brief benefits that you can get by studying abroad. Take a leap! And let us help you to realize your plan on having overseas education. There are always ways with us!