Studying abroad is not an easy thing. It takes a lot of work- mental, emotional, academic, financial, and of course, physical! To pluck yourself from the grounds of your safe zones and to find new roots in lands across the seas, and is indeed a great deal.
I have come across a lot of students asking me whether studying abroad is really worth the effort one takes, and my answer is yes! If you are brave enough to choose a change, you can definitely choose to get your degree or diploma from a foreign study destination, which in turn can become your ticket to a different life.
Everything is new.
Many things are scary.
Most of them are opportunities.
Exposure has become commonplace. Even a student who points out that she/he wants to study abroad for the exposure it promises, she/he is seldom conscious of the EXPOSURE. They passively refer to exposure and many a time fail to grasp the bigness of the experience that awaits them.
Now, think about it consciously, in all its colors and depths- the many different kinds of people you are going to meet, all the varied stories you are going to hear from them, the fascinating memories you are going to make in a world foreign with those souls of different nationalities and ethnicities. Most importantly, the academic opportunities that are going to come your way are BIG.
With a study culture entirely different from ours (Goodbye to spoon-feeding) with superior study environments and the real-life troubles of adulting (Aloha to part-time jobs and bills), studying abroad will be you saying “Hello, Growth!”
Effective communicative and interpersonal skills are the prime markers of your self in the job market.
And one cannot really look down on the importance of English as a language in the international job market, not just international, but national and local too.
Exposing yourself to a multi-lingual world of humans speaking English dominantly is going to do you good, buddy!
I know that the adjectives like greater or better are totally subjective entities, yet, using greater in a context, grabbing an international degree will help your profile stand out.
Potential employers, who look for employees willing to break the comfort zones, will definitely look at your study abroad experience as an endeavor you have taken to grow beyond your comfort zones.
A home away from your home.
Students, who pack their bags and get on planes to live in a foreign land for four or five years, are losing their homes but gaining a new one.
With the excellent post-study work visa opportunities offered by the major study destinations like the UK, Canada, Australia, and so on, you get to find your stay in the country for four or five years with a high-earning career, and if you are smart enough, you get to be a permanent resident of the country.
As an edupreneur who keeps myself updated with the trends of the educational world, I firmly believe that choosing to study abroad is totally worth every effort you take, and if you can grab a scholarship with your profile, it is more than worth it!