Studying abroad is the act of pursuing educational opportunities in a country other than one’s own. According to the British Council’s Student Decision Making Survey which gathered information from 115,000 students in 200 countries over the last three and a half years, international students exhibit distinct patterns for where, why and how they select their destination. Students head to Britain for quality, to the United States for career improvement and to Europe for low tuition fees.
The report also notes that the student market for overseas travel is becoming “more sophisticated” due to greater domestic investment in higher education and more countries offering courses taught in English in non-English speaking countries (to overcome the linguistic disadvantage). The cost of studying overseas is not a primary determining factor in where a student may choose to study. Only 10% of those surveyed cited cost as one of the three most important factors. It is interesting that 50% of all students who study abroad go to these five countries to further their education: the United States (19%), Britain (10%), Germany (7%), France (7%), and Australia (7%).
Overwhelmingly, students who study abroad, report that they come back feeling refreshed and invigorated from their experience. They often develop new interests, change directions or bring a new focus to their lives. Here are only a few benefits one might get from studying abroad:
- the educational advantage of studying in another culture
- the enhancement of language skills
- the understanding of another culture unavailable to you through academic study alone
- the educational challenge of participating in a different educational system
- the chance to learn more about your own heritage
- the provision of an international dimension to your intellectual and career development
- the deeper awareness of the values and way of life of your own country, your own place in that country, and its place in the world
There are many factors to consider when choosing your study destination. Picking your subject area can be relatively straight forward, consider selecting the area you are interested in, or have prior experience in. But how do you decide where to study?
You should think about the following questions when deciding where to study.
- What language do you want to study in?
- What style of education are you looking for?
- How difficult will it be to get a visa?
- What are the University entry requirements?
- Can I afford it?
- Are there opportunities for employment after study?
- Will culture shock be a problem?
$400 (also budget for your tuition fee and living expenses)
- Comprehensive information on your destination’s education system and lifestyle
- Personalized counseling on study options
- Communication with institutions / embassies on your behalf
- Assistance to obtain admission in the university of your choice
- Guidance and support with your visa application
- Help with your air Travel Arrangement and Foreign currency exchange
- Pre-departure orientation, on arrival service and guidance to find accommodation
Anything (But it may be hard to get admitted into programs like medicine)
It varies depending on the destination you choose
Anywhere (Europe, Asia, America, Australia, Africa)
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