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A Guide to Statistics Degrees Abroad

Earning a degree abroad in statistics opens up all sorts of post-grad possibilities and boosts your confidence interval up to 100% when entering into the workforce. In addition to exploring new countries and making new memories in magical mathematical kingdoms, getting an international degree increases the fun level of this field almost exponentially. Are you ready to increase the probability of success in the ever-varying field of statistics?

Why Earn Statistics Degrees Abroad?

When analyzing a data set, outliers can be troublesome and skew the results. However, when applying what you’ve learned earning a degree in stats abroad, being an outlier helps to set you apart from the sample of job applicants. What’s even more impressive on resumes is the ability to showcase the ability to adapt to a new environment without knowing all the variables. Bring back skills learned abroad and apply them to job resumes and post-college apps back home.

One of the great things about numbers is that they don’t change based one location or time, but are constant. This means that studying equations, numbers, symbols is a universal language that can easily be transferred from one country to another. However, that doesn’t mean that a degree abroad is the same as it would be at home; earning a degree in statistics abroad gives you a new lens to see the world. That lens helps to increase accuracy and precision of choices within your career and expands into your personal life.

Determining what career goals correlate with statistics degrees abroad helps to define how much a degree abroad impacts your marketability. So, whether you want to walk in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale in Italy, explore insurance marketing in the UK, or just spend a few years outside of the average, earning your degree in statistics abroad is a choice where the odds are in your favor.

Where to Earn Statistics Degrees

Statistics is a field that someone can study wherever they feel will best fit them, without losing any of its challenge factor. Choosing a location that interests you increases the maximum value of your overall experience.

Argentina is the birthplace of the tango and home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in South America. Argentinians are a mixed data set of people ranging from Europeans to indigenous Americans, with plenty to analyze between early morning mate sessions to late night milongas. Sociology and finance are hot topics in this country, and the importance placed to education can easily be balanced out with long strolls through malbec vineyards or long carne asadas with your new che’s

Portugal is a small country in southwestern Europe that is lined with beautiful beaches that rank at the top of many global statistics. Imagine taking a study break and taking a stroll down Estoril coast or flipping through flashcards while sipping on porto. Accounting ranks at the top of many statistical fields here and the current economic situation in Portugal is great for real-life simulations.

New Zealand, home to the Hakka war dance upon Lord of the Rings backdrops. This country has much to offer anyone willing to take the leap across the pond. Earning your degree in statistics in New Zealand helps you to experiment with that international experience while still providing many luxuries enjoyed at home (namely, speaking English). Education here is top-notch, with many universities recognized worldwide.

Statistics Degree Programs

When choosing a university for statistics degrees abroad, there are many options to consider. So instead of being a mode, have a unique educational experience that can be valued for the rest of your career. 

Earning an undergraduate degree in statistics abroad prepares you for a rewarding career in a range of fields. After graduating, career options encompass the financial market, working with different companies in quality insurance. The computer industry is another possibility for staticians, working on software and programming. Risk assessment is another path that is open with the fields previously mentioned and the medical field. Classes you might be expected to take could include advanced math and computing classes.

Masters programs in statistics are for those wanting to pursue an occupation in academia or the government doing research or being an analyst. Programs will be separated into different degree types specializing in mathematical and applied statistics. These programs usually take two to three years to complete. While learning about all complex numerical data sets, expect to spend a lot of time looking at linear and nonlinear models, and conducting experiments.

Each university has different parameters for all applicants. For undergraduate students, having scored well on the SAT or equivalent is a must. For master’s students, most universities one condition is submitting your GRE scores. International students who don’t have English as their native language will have to take the TOEFL or the IELTS.

GoAbroad Insider Tips

Earning a degree in statistics abroad offers a global experience that can help secure a job in the quickly-expanding markets outside your home country. Not only do you make network connections with individuals and businesses in the field that would otherwise remain unknown to you, but you develop a well-rounded edge to give you a leg up in a competitive field. Character development, international internships, and fun degree plans? Sound good!

Language can be a challenging thing to overcome; thankfully, statistics is something that is universal. Wherever you travel, numbers never change. So in a way, you already speak the local language, no matter where you decide to call home for a few years. Not only are numbers recognized throughout the world, but statistical degrees tend to be easier to transfer than some others.

Traveling can accomplish many different goals: it can be a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can empower you to help change the world, and it can provide you with the tools necessary to succeed in the every-changing world we live in. Getting statistics degrees abroad accomplishes all of these and much more. And who knows — you might even be next Pascal!

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