“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...
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Living and studying in another cultural milieau, in a culture new to you will literally make you see the world from a completely different perspective caps can also help further your educational expirience. It’s a one of a kind experience that will transform your life.
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