9 Top Reasons of Studying Abroad
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Education is an integral part of every person’s life. Everyday job requirements get updated, job descriptions are changed from simple ones to complex ones. And these require the applicant to know more or have a certain qualification. In pursuit of their dreams, most people go as far as studying abroad, paying fees and finding ways to co-exist with others in a place far away from home and family.
The population of those traveling across the borders of their country to study abroad has increased over the past times. We decided to find out major reasons why, and here are 10 of such reasons:
1.Improved chances of employment after studies
Students generally tend to flock to those nations whose educational standard is more advanced than that of their home country. This means that on return to their home countries, they are accorded more respect, and get coveted internship placements compared to those who did not study in foreign countries. Although this does not apply to every country, most are known to hold foreign certificates in high regard.
2.Chances to meet other people
Some people want to use the learning podium to cross paths with different ethnicities, different cultures, and different life perspectives. They have an interesting outlook on life which focuses on learning from people around them while still balancing schoolwork and other things they have to do on a daily basis.
3.To get away from negative influences
Another reason why students want to study abroad is to get away from discouraging influences, conditions or people. This can include the state of family relations, friends who mock and abuse their dreams and aspirations, or even the level of effectiveness shown by their country’s educational system. If the educational system in their country is unstable, with teachers constantly complaining and institutions closing down because of indefinite strikes, this means that if one chooses a course of 6 years, and indefinite strikes happen at least twice during the six years, this student might end up finishing a year or a year and a half later after the designated date of completion. No student wants to experience through such, so they insure themselves by going abroad for higher studies.
4.To learn new ways to improve their homelands
Countries like the USA, UK, Germany and other prominent nations that are looked at as “first-world countries” have designed and followed a lot of ideas, strategies, and projects that have been responsible for their improved economies over the years. They have researched new constitution amendments, new treatment ideas, new health – improving techniques and applied them to boost the standard of living in their nations, and by doing this, they have set a standard, highlighting the importance of studying. Therefore, a lot of students travel out to learn new things relevant to the field of their dreams and then come back home to implement these ideas in order to improve the living standard of their homeland.
5.The cost of studying is cheaper compared to their home country
Germany, for instance, offers free education in certain fields of study, and this appeals to the students, especially those who have lost one or both parents, or whose parents cannot support them through the whole program. So they gather their little resources and travel out in the hopes of getting educated and spending less so they could have funds to sustain themselves.
6.Chances of finding a job online or in person as a student
This is also a major factor students consider when choosing a country to study. Due to the easy availability of basic amenities like light, water, electricity and most importantly, internet, a student can study and work as a part-time cashier, caretaker and even as an essay birdie in his free hours. In some places, a student is allowed to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week. This also serves as a means for the student to learn accountability as he gets to earn and decide how the money is used up in sustaining himself.
Some students travel out to study because they want to obtain the country’s permanent residence permit, or even citizenship by either marrying a native or securing a job and obtaining a work permit. For them, this can be the most genuine reason.
7.To teach English
English is becoming a ‘language with extensive reach’ and students who travel to study in non-English speaking nations find this a useful platform to participate in helping eager natives learn the language. A lot of nations have their students participating in exchange programs where they also get a chance to teach English abroad and get paid for turning their knowledge of the language into a source of revenue.
8.For the fun of the process
For some students, the aim is to convert their learning experience into something enjoyable by traveling out and visiting tourist attractions in that country in their free hours or traveling to neighboring nations and getting to see and encounter new cultures as a student and experience the thrill in exploring.
9.To secure their children’s future.
For some students who are family driven by default, the main objective is to settle down in the countries where they finish, get married and raise a family there. They believe that by making their children obtain a particular citizenship, they expose them to better opportunities in the future, and give them the ability to get all those things the students themselves never got to make their lives cozy and fun.