Argumentative Essay - Stuyding in Foreign Country is Not Worthwhile

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ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY: STUDYING IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY IS NOT WORTHWHILE If you have a chance, where would you prefer to study, in a foreign country or in Vietnam? Many argue that studying abroad may come with negative influences such as high cost, culture shock and bad living condition. However, it is my contention that there are many advantages to study abroad that you can never get in Vietnam. Critics of oversea study may say that students studying abroad have to pay high cost for tuition and living. For example, the average cost in Oklahoma, one of lowest cost of living in the US is about 1500$ a month. This is a high cost for Vietnamese people who earn about 500$ to 1000$ on average. There is no denying this; however, students will contact a plenty of advanced educations from the whole world. It means that they can enjoy good and modern facilities. Students study in small classes with from fifteen to twenty students, use modern libraries which have many kinds of books and materials for studying or make experiment in the best labs. Furthermore, students also have a chance to reach the latest academic theories and teaching methods that improve their knowledge a lot. Another argument against studying in foreign countries is that most international students go through is culture shock. When students go to study abroad they are living somewhere very different and may come across many troubles such as different food, religious and local custom. There is some truth in this argument, but study abroad allows you get to learn another culture first-hand. A person's culture reflects very deep perceptions, beliefs, and values that influence his or her way of life and the way that she or he views the world. Students who overcome their culture shock will truly understand where other cultures are coming from and overwhelm them easily. Other critics of studying abroad also claim that in a foreign country most international students are forced to deal with the...
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