Studying Abroad-a Luxury or a Necessity

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Studying Abroad-a Luxury or a Necessity

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Studying abroad-a luxury or a necessity

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Get world class education in Australia and get a guaranteed job! Aren’t the newspapers and education magazines that we read today screaming about various courses being offered by foreign universities? Well, is studying abroad a luxury or a necessity? Good evening to one and all present here. This is the topic we are going to dwell on today. Nowadays majority of us have a dream of studying abroad. It is considered a shame to be studying in a local degree college; everyone expects admission in top universities of the country or a renowned foreign university. Yes, studying abroad has many pros but there are many cons as well. Studying abroad is an attractive option as it provides opportunity to get a degree from the top ranking universities of the world besides providing global exposure to a student. Courses offered may be courses not available in your country. The student also gains better understanding of the world along with development in personality. Abroad studies act as a catalyst for increased maturity and enable the student to tolerate ambiguity as it makes the student more self-reliant. He gains confidence and learns to deal with people very different from him. But at the same time adapting to the culture of foreign nations is an uphill task. Other advantages quoted for abroad studies are developing foreign language skills, increase marketability, be a more valuable employee and work internationally. But, Studying abroad is also an expensive issue. Foreign universities charge a very high fee from the students though they provide quality education. Also living in a foreign country is exceedingly costly. Studying abroad can also be hard as you are exposed a brand new curriculum and a different way of teaching. A large number of students find themselves unable to adapt to the living conditions in foreign countries and come back to their native countries. Studying abroad may lead to homesickness...

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