Studying Abroad

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THOUSANDS OF Indian students are studying abroad and with each and every passing year that number is increasing. There is, however, a tremendous increase in the percentage of students moving to the US for higher studies. Living in a foreign country is very challenging, yet these students go to foreign universities mainly for higher studies and several other professional courses. Parents naturally have high expectations from their children when they send them abroad for studies. They expect a bright career and a good bride for their son once he completes his studies. Same is the case with the parents who want their daughters to marry a non- resident Indian. The year 2008 has seen more Indian students travelling abroad for their university education than at any other time in history. International education fairs bring with them universities from all over the world, united in their intention to recruit the best Indian talent possible to their degree programmes. According to surveys conducted USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand have been the four most popular destinations for students going abroad. According to stats and figures there has been an ogling increase in the number of students going to study abroad last year. There has been a 131% increase in the students going to study in New Zealand last year. Australia has recorded an 82% increase for Indian students applying and studying over there. It is estimated that nearly 250,000 Indian students are studying in America alone. UK has registered a 24% rise for the students who are applying and studying over there. For the last few years Indians apart from being safe and secure in some parts of the world, have also been in danger of some brutal murders and racial acrimony. Some instances have been USA

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