Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Why students choose to study abroad

The number of students who decide to study abroad is increasing by the minute, Indian students are especially drawn to the prospect of attaining education abroad. Statistically, expenditure on education by Indian students has risen by 44%. Moreover, India is one of the largest sources of international aspirants who look to undertake overseas education. Number of enrollments for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses has risen, with students being attracted to countries like USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and many more. However, new study locations such as France and Ireland are also emerging.
The benefit of an international degree is hard to encapsulate in a few points. However, the rise of Indian students studying abroad can be attributed to certain facets; these can be considered as follows:
  • Yearning
The aspirations of Indian students have increased multifold, students now strive for the stars and they believe that the only way to achieve their dreams is to attain an education abroad. The large increase in aspirations is not matched with a substantial increase in opportunities in the home country, which is why students opt to study abroad. Students now give more importance to the quality of education received. Moreover, parents wish to send their children abroad to earn the highest standard of education.
  • Financial considerations
Although people are under the pretence that studying at a foreign university is an expensive affair, the cost of an international degree has dwindled due to the availability of scholarships. Education is an impeccable investment, because the cost incurred can be reimbursed through high paying jobs. People’s earning capacity has also increased resulting in a rise in their ability to pursue overseas education.
  • Employability
An international degree adds value to your resume and makes you an alluring individual to prospective employers. Learning from field experts, will harness your skill sets that will aid you in a professional environment. Many distinguished universities offer students internship opportunities, enabling them to get a feel of what it is like to be in the competitive environment. In some cases, employers also become sponsors aiding pupils in getting a permanent residency.
  • Home country predicaments
High cut-offs in home country, coupled with lax academic freedom instigates students to pursue an education abroad. There is intense competition to get into the few esteemed universities in the home country which is why students think it is a better option to study at foreign university. The home country often suffers from limited state of the art facilities and options. Apart from studying in a deemed foreign university, students also desire the opportunity to travel the world, which a foreign degree can provide them with.
  • Course specifications
Courses available in foreign universities have various attributes such as being tailor made to the students’ needs, wider options and intense specialization in field of study. Contemporary teaching methods provide flexibility in curriculum, allowing international students to have an edge over others. The environment is extremely conducive to learning which motivates students to undertake research activities.
  • Extraneous factors
The social motivation of pursuing a degree from abroad to gain a respectable standing in the society can also be reasons as to why students wish to study abroad. The immigration policies adopted by certain countries have recently relaxed which makes the process of studying abroad more effortless. Airlines have now subsidized baggage claims for students making it easier for them to travel to their destination. There is a surge in the number of international schools in the country and in an attempt to interact with like-minded individuals; students yearn to study in a foreign university.
Attaining an education abroad, allows students to harness their skill sets, thus enabling them to become forerunners in their field of persuasion.

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