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Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad

A good education is an important, often even decisive, stage of life for most young people who dream of a good career, a good salary, and professional and personal realization with dating an introvert girl. In many poorer countries, every year the prospect of obtaining a domestic diploma is less and less pleasing to, material and technical bases are lacking (there are not enough equipment and laboratories for practice and research, libraries often offer outdated textbooks for a long time) and the learning process is not always of high quality. Yet this is not the only reason to consider going abroad, here are some other ones:

PROS:

Kudos and prospects.

A foreign diploma makes y our resume a lot more interesting and opens up many prospects for applying for a solid position in a large company not only at home, but also abroad.

Multilingual and broadening horizons.

The experience of studying and living abroad is invaluable for at least three reasons: taking into account the internationality of the student community, you are guaranteed to speak at least two foreign languages after graduation; you get acquainted with different cultures and, thirdly, you can travel and make friends with people from many different countries, who in the future may remain not just friends, but also become business partners.

The prospect of remaining in the country of study.

Canada and Australia have an open immigration policy. There are work programs of financial assistance to foreign immigrants. In some European countries, given the demographic crisis, you can stay there permanently.

REAL EDUCATION and its practical orientation.

When getting education abroad, you really have to learn - to put a lot of effort, to learn a lot of things yourself, to forget about pity. Foreign universities provide all the necessary resources for study, the latest laboratories, excellent modern libraries, mandatory internships in serious companies, teachers and practitioners with extensive practical experience behind them - all of this, with your desire and discipline, will allow you to acquire not only deep knowledge, but also real professional skills, leadership personal qualities that are so necessary for proper employment.

CONS:

Cost of education.

Often, studying and living abroad is quite expensive compared to the cost of domestic education. But, this issue is solved with a part-time job (the visa “allows” to allocate 20 hours a week for work on campus, as an assistant at the department, etc.); scholarship, partially covering the cost of study; paid internship, etc.

Distance and adaptation

To many it is quite hard to adapt to a new country - a different culture, different rules, lack of friends and relatives, another education system with strict requirements, a language barrier - all of it creates a lot of stress, but then comes euphoria, pride in your independence and thirst for adventure.

Many documents to fill.

For everything to go smoothly with enrollment, you must carefully prepare a big package of documents. Remember, no one knows you there, you are a complete stranger, no one knows your skills and knowledge, they can make assumptions only on the basis of paper evidence that you provide to the Admissions Committee.