Nowadays, there are many people continue studying outside the country. They think that educations in other countries are better than in their own country. In my country, Malaysia, many students continue their studying abroad. Some of them are sponsored by either government or private institution. Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Egypt, The United States of America and Indonesia are the most popular destinations for Malaysian students. They choose them because they are developing countries. In my opinion, studying abroad is good choice but there are many advantages and disadvantages on it. Studying abroad can cultivate student’s ability to live independently and their characters. Students have to deal with many problems and able to take decision by themselves when they study abroad. They have to learn how to comfit with new environment and how to get along with the teachers and classmates. During their study, they can acquire some interpersonal skills. Furthermore, they can gain more experience and broad-minded because of this qualified education.
The second one is students can practice their English, or they can learn another language. When study abroad, students have to use the language of the country which they are studying in. For example, if someone studies in China, they will be forced to speak Chinese (Mandarin) every time and everywhere. Students can speak more than one language which is their advantage when they come back to their country and applying for a job. Ideally, if they used worldwide language such as English, Chinese and Arabic, they will be a treasure for any company’s head-hunter.
However, “Every coin has its two sides”. Studying abroad has some potential downsides, for instance cultural shock, the homesickness, cultural differences and so on. One of the disadvantages is that it is quite expensive. Students will spend much money that comes from living fee, college tuition, extra