5 Reasons to Study Abroad
Indian students are always enterprising. With their keenness to explore new frontiers, they have embraced ‘Overseas Education’ strongly. Especially in the past decade, the number of Indian students going abroad to study has increased tremendously. It will be exciting to note that India has sent the largest number of students to the USA, even during 2007-08, which makes this seventh year in a row. We have been sending the largest number of students from 2001-02 onwards. 94,563 students from India went to the USA during 2007-08. There could be hundreds of reasons why a student would want to Study Abroad and we have listed some of the most important ones here
Gain a global perspective and broaden your horizons by experiencing the various cultures of the world.
- Cultivate a global network of social contacts.
- Improve your social and communication skills.
- Develop independence and acquire proficient problem- solving skills.
- Learn new technology and explore new concepts and ideas.
- Become a more well- rounded individual primed for better prospects.
- Become a global citizen.
Your Academic Life:
Students are attracted to technological nations such as USA, UK and Australia, where they look forward to a different experience as well as better job prospects. The academic programs that these nations offer are excellent and you will benefit from any one of them immensely. Here are some attractive qualities of these academic programs that you should take into consideration.
Some programs give you the opportunity to interact directly with some of the finest minds in their chosen traditional/professional disciplines.
Different universities will have different teaching styles. While some focus more on exams, others may consist of lots of group work and module assignments. You can choose the university that best suits your learning style.
There are universities that are flexible in their courses and in their modules. If you are one of those people who is not sure this would be a great option for you. The university will allow you to change in the first month.
You will have the opportunity to develop strong relationships with your faculty and fellow students as you work and learn from both.
There is an emphasis on imparting practice-oriented education. This generates valuable employment-related skills in you as a student.
Your Social Life
Most universities abroad provide you with a whole set of extra-curricular activities that you can choose to do. If you are a person who is very interested in sports, for example, you will find that some universities have excellent sport facilities that you can benefit from. Other people may be attracted to theatre, or music facilities.
Some of you may want to join a university in an urban area which will provide you with entertainment, shopping and cultural facilities whereas others may be attracted to a rural area university. All in all, universities abroad provide a rich variety of activities as part of their campus life. These factors add a unique dimension to your educational and cross-cultural experience.
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