A decade back, the list of top study destinations for the Indian students was limited. But today, with the changing trend, there are many destinations across Europe and Asia offering world class education which is well within everybody’s reach.
12 Cool reasons to Study Abroad
1.Take your first step towards immigration – Studying and living abroad requires you to be independent, without the safety of your home comforts. Look at this as an exciting new challenge (rather than something terrifying)
2.Learn self-reliance – Moving abroad is the ultimate test in self-reliance. When (or if) you move back, you’ll likely rely on others less and you’ll take more responsibility for yourself
3.Financial supports through scholarships, stipends, bursaries and paid internships – Studying abroad doesn’t have to leave you penniless, as more and more institutions and governmental bodies are offering dedicated scholarships and so on for international students.
4.Explore Global culture and expand your mind set – It’s easy to accept your own culture as absolute, but living in another country can help inform your point of view on your home culture, allowing you to develop your own views rather than simply accepting those defined by where you happen to come from.
5.Earn a globally accepted qualification – Studying abroad will help you stay ahead of the students who opted to stay at home and study at local colleges and universities. An international Bachelor’s Degree has global recognition that will demonstrate that you have thrived and succeeded in an endeavour outside of your comfort zone.
6.Gain practical knowledge and training – Studying abroad helps you learn new approaches to handle different situations, manage time between your studies and part-time jobs, experience international methods of instructing and deal with a cosmopolitan crowd.
7.Give your resume a boost – Experience of living internationally goes down well with employers, showing you have experience dealing with people from different cultures, plus a higher level of adaptability. If you can explore a new country at the same time as picking up skills to gain a decent graduate job, then that’s pretty good going.
8.Earn higher starting salaries – While you can always go home at the end of your time as an international student, many choose to stay put and apply for a working visa. Even if you return home or decide to seek work elsewhere, the international experience provided by studying abroad is favourable by employers.
9.Gain valuable experience through part time jobs – Part-time work can help you go a long way in paying a few extra bills or funding some other activity that exceeds your student budget. You can start paying back your student loan earlier and have less financial burden post-graduation. It will help you socialise and make new friends.
10.Develop Valuable career skills – Studying internationally offers a wider variety of courses, some also including research options and skill-based training for students. This helps expand your horizons and opens up a world of new educational opportunities. Not only this, certain programs abroad also allow you to take different courses at the same time.
11.Become more employable – Graduates who’ve chosen to study internationally are highly sought after by employers. Pursuing a degree overseas signals employers that you have courage, flexibility, cultural awareness and an understanding of how other people work and think. This experience puts you ahead of the pack when it comes to internships and job applications.
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