Discover Yourself by Exploring New Interests

 In Study Abroad 101

Studying abroad allows you to discover yourself and new aspects of yourself that you did not know before.  Mainly Discover yourself because you were not exposed to particular interests, peoples or places at home. There are hobbies and pursuits that emerge from these newly found passions and interests sparked by what is out there. Some of them are obscure, some more obscure, but they all go to make your life richer and more interesting.

Pursuits and Hobbies For Students

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Drawing
  • Learn a language
  • Podcasts
  • Art and History
  • Hiking
  • Swimming


  • Keep abreast of news and current affairs
  • Web design
  • Play free games online
  • eBay arbitrage
  • Play online poker
  • Become a Wikipedia editor
  • Watch documentaries
  • Sign up to Free cycle
  • Learn how to program


  • Fishing
  • Gardening
  • Guerrilla gardening
  • Bush walking
  • Camping
  • Urban fruit picking
  • Caving
  • Bird watching

Social Activities

  • Hosting board game nights
  • Charting your family history
  • Follow a local band
  • Host a card evening
  • Host a regular dinner party
  • Play chess
  • Play a low entry cost sport
  • Learn to dance
  • Host a quiz night
  • Join a choir

New skills

  • Cooking
  • Scrap booking
  • Singing
  • Woodwork
  • Sewing
  • Knitting


  • Volunteer your time
  • Follow a sports team
  • Mentor an at risk child
  • Lobby the government
  • Start a community garden
  • Organize a fundraiser
  • Join the board of a community group
  • Donate blood
  • Visit museums and art galleries
  • Improve the environment
  • Go to free community events



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