Why go abroad to study or do a practical training, i.e. on exchange?

When studying or doing practical training abroad students acquire first-hand experience of the joys and challenges of living and working in a foreign country and culture. During the study abroad period students have the possibility to increase their professional know-how, improve their personal knowledge and skills and get to know different languages and cultures as well as make new friends and create worldwide networks that can improve chances of employment after graduation.