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Advantages of Socialising while Studying

Updated: Jan 19

Today, we resume a series of articles that we started in 2019. With everything that has happened in the last 2 years, it feels like we are talking about a lifetime ago.

Continuing that series, now introducing our fifth post: “Advantages of Socialising while Studying”. This topic explores the benefits of socialising, for both students studying abroad or even within their home countries. Being social whilst in a working/studying environment has a profound impact on yourself and all the other students/individuals you interact with. The following benefits have being scientifically proven to argue this point:

  • “Several recent studies have also linked social connection with physical health benefits, and better habits with a more healthful lifestyle. Researchers at Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands saw that socially active individuals have a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes.”

  • “Studies have shown that those who enjoy close friendships over their teenage years aren't just happy as adolescents; they also have a lower rate of depression or anxiety later in life.”

  • “People who live a socially active life and prioritize social goals have higher late-life satisfaction.”

  • “Prof. Lieberman notes that when you're socially motivated to learn, the social brain can do the learning and it can do it better than the analytical network that you typically activate when you try to memorize.”

  • “A study published last year also found that maintaining close friendships later in life could help to prevent mental decline. People who connect with others generally perform better on tests of memory and other cognitive skills. And, in the long run, people with active social lives are less likely to develop dementia than those who are more socially isolated.”


As seen above, the multitude of benefits of socialising continue to grow at rapidly within our lives. The environment at ITM Thai Hand Berlin ensures students are comfortable and welcomed to be themselves.


All of our students are dedicated to learning massage, but when they finish our courses they gain more than just massage knowledge. While socialising, individuals learn new information through other students as they discuss cultures, experiences and countries. This is usually during the times of individual feedback from one another during practices, lunch breaks, before and after classes, or even when asking the teacher questions.

When we see these moments occur, a unique and special environment is created in which our students, no matter their background, religion, beliefs or culture, enjoys the experiences and interactions shared.

REFERENCES


Maureen Garvey, Jul 13 2018, 'Area seniors benefit through social connections'


Maria Cohut, Feb 23 2018, 'What are the health benefits of being social?'


Advantages of Socialising while Studying at ITM Thai Hand Berlin
Helping colleagues each other @ITMThaiHandBerlin, Jorge Marquez Jr. in the photo

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