Yes, studying abroad has not only advantages! It would have been too simple: you go to a foreign country and everything is wonderful, people are nice, your home is beautiful and so on. Lies!!! Studying abroad is not always so nice. You might have to face one or even more problems while living abroad and now, as you can see on the screen. There are some of the disadvantages of studying abroad. 1.
Nothing is free
A big disadvantage of studying abroad can be the costs. Studying abroad can be really expensive. It will depend on your major and university or school you choose, and then it will depend on the country, the city and the place where you want to live. Moreover most countries do not allow foreign student to work, so you need to have money before you arrive in the country or have someone from home supporting you. According to the Institute of International Education IIE, the average cost per year for a college 4-years is about 50 000 dollars, equivalent to 1.04 billion Vnd. In addition to tuition, students also must take account living expenses. Estimated cost per year is about 30 000 usd per year, ie. 624 million vnd. Unless your family can support your bills, you will have to get a part-time job or live on a tight budget. 2.
Culture shock and homesickness
No matter how much you learn about the country you are going to be studying in and how well you prepare yourself, culture shock is almost unavoidable. The way people dress, the way they eat, talk and think may seem completely different than what you read on the Internet or in travel guides. I have a friend who attended the same high school with me. Now she is studying in Germany. Ok. You know. Sharing seat for elderly, children or pregnant women is a polite behavior in Viet Nam. But in Germany, this behavior is considered disrespected. It is only one example. In fact, there are many difficulties. You never know how much you love the food your mum cooks or the small hometown you grew up in until you live...
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