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“It is probably better to stay at home rather than study abroad because of the difficulties a student encounters living and studying in a different culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?”

Education is the basic requirement of life these days as it is the most important aspect as well as a necessity in moulding one’s career and lifestyle. In today’s competitive world it is almost impossible to survive if one wishes to acquire all the basic necessities and good standards of living without good quality of education. Acquiring good education is a sole responsibility for everyone, in my opinion as every single individual in this world has the right to live with independence and to feel confident and satisfied with the character that he is playing a part of. The topic states: ‘It is probably better to stay at home rather than study abroad because of the difficulties a student encounters living and studying in a different culture. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement’ this is a closed-ended statement with two sides to either agree or disagree on. First, in this essay I will highlight the benefits and significance of studying abroad and then later point out some of the disadvantages that are encountered. In the end I will conclude whether I agree or disagree providing my personal opinion and experience so far.

According to recent surveys it is estimated that more than 300000 people come to study in the United Kingdom every year, and to be more precise the majority of the students are from Asia (34%) followed by the South Asia (25%) and a tie between Middle East and Africa (15%) and the least from America (6%).

(http://www.wes.org/educators/pdf/StudentMobility.pdf). As the world is becoming more and more a global village with people belonging to different races, ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds forming an influent and a wider past of the world it is no longer a nuisance for people to travel across different countries in order to seek good quality of education and it is more often considered to be classified as a trend in developing countries such as India, China and Pakistan.

There are numerous advantages of studying and living abroad. Firstly the quality and Standard of education is way better if compared to one’s respective country especially if an individual belongs to a developing nation then a country like UK and the opportunities and choices UK provides are obviously an experience one would have never had a chance to achieve in his/her country. Studying abroad not only provides with good quality education, but is an experience of a lifetime for an individual as a person is in a stage of career and personality building which is very fundamental towards moulding his professional career. There are many changes in one’s reaction towards the concept of life and the attributes towards the real world. Now it is not restricted to a particular place or country but now it is seen as a multinational valley of different views and opportunities. Studying abroad in a highly ranked and well known university does not only provides you with an impressive degree mentioned on your CV but it also opens the door for better employment. When a person is studying abroad he gets a chance to study specific degree programs or courses he would never have had a chance to study back at home. People can also research or study uptill postgraduate level and can work and experience more towards their study related course fields. People also discover new learning methods and explore fascinating study and research techniques. It is not only about acquiring good education but when people are studying abroad they are going to different and new places, meeting new people from all around the world and experiencing different types of cultures, traditions and festivals. They also come across different types of food and clothing. Apart from that when a person...
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