Thinking of studying abroad we think about the magnanimous cost, the difficulties that we would face in a foreign nation, and all the challenges associated with it. But, in all honesty, that is only half the story. Studying abroad has a great number of advantages and opportunities for self-growth and development.
Most of us, from birth itself, are brought up in this very protective environment of a home and a school, where we are caressed and watered to bloom into the most beautiful of flowers. This is an omnipresent scenario, especially in a country like India, where conservatism, sometimes, still prevails over general sense and logic. Given all that, an increasing amount of students are now strongly considering the possibility of continuing their higher studies in a foreign nation, they do not do so simply due to the lure of the life in a foreign country, they are akin to the challenges one faces in an unknown land, still we see numerous students prefer another country to study, develop and grow. This is not without its very plausible reasons.
Why should you go for further studies?
An unknown land presents to us challenges, hardships, and situation. Situations we never imagined would face in our lives. However, this is not without its benefits.
These challenges present to us an opportunity to grow.
To become self-reliant and independent.
Learn how to survive in difficult situations
To discover efficient and cheap methods of doing the most mundane daily tasks.
Perhaps most importantly, to form relationships with others that we might cherish forever.
Add to that the exciting opportunity to explore a country, try out new cuisines, go on various tourist trails, and experience the best that a country has to offer, the prospect of studying abroad now doesn’t seem like a half bad idea, does it?
Oh, wait! There’s more.
That’s not all, there are still various sides to the ‘study-abroad’ die, which are sometimes overlooked. It falls on the cheaper side of the cost spectrum. Most universities offer scholarships to international students and waived off tuition fees in today’s world. After one has an experience of living abroad for a few years in their life, once they decide to come back to their homeland, they will find surviving substantially easier due to the skills they have gained in their time away from home. This is why it is said that a person must travel to some faraway land, alone, at least once in their lives. Living away from home also teaches one to appreciate the little things in life. It increases the magnitude of love, respect, and affection one has for his/her home and family.
To support the above-listed points…
Various blog posts, researchers, survey results are freely available for one to look into and read. As far as my point of view is concerned, I view studying abroad as an opportunity to broaden the spectrum of one’s understanding of cultures and life itself. It helps in all walks of life and enlightens one with life-changing experiences.
When done right, well thought out, planned and executed to perfection…
Studying abroad is an idea that can be one of the best experiences of a person’s life, both as a student and an individual. It stays with them for the rest of their lives.
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