Studying abroad has great and endless benefits despite its rigorous procedure. Studying in Universities abroad is an all-encompassing great investment that will transform your life because there are immense opportunities in the United States of America, Canada, Asia, United Kingdom, and European countries that are open to International students – International Students are applicants that are not citizens or Permanent Residents of the countries they are applying to for studies. These opportunities include funding in form of various SCHOLARSHIPS. Studying abroad does not have to leave you penniless as more and more institutions and government bodies are offering various scholarships on merit. In addition, you can take advantage of lower tuition fees and Zero tuition in some Asian and European countries. Funding and low tuition is an additional benefit to the fact that you will be having quality and superior education.
Career Opportunities are one of the greatest benefits of studying abroad because you tend to get international job prospects when you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on diverse culture exposure, language skills, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers. Many students may also decide to seek work in their host countries after graduation. If you can relate well, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country. There is great opportunity to build career because you will end up doing internship in high flying international organizations like Microsoft, Google, Ernes and Young, etc. In my one decade of preparing students to take international exams and processing their admissions and visas, I have heard a hundred and one testimonies of Nigerian students in America who have become permanent residents and American citizens. 80% of these young people went to America on one scholarship or the other, had great opportunities of internships in notable companies in America, and eventually got full employment. Some of these students even join the American Army.
You will get to see the World! One of the reasons you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity it gives to see the world, an opportunity many people do not have, studying abroad enables you experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation. When you’re abroad, you won’t be limited to traveling in just the nation or country in which you are studying – you can get to see neighboring countries as well! I know quite a number of students in the UK who have gotten visas to Australia, Canada, United States, and many European countries. More importantly, you can get to do exchange programs in foreign Universities.
An education abroad may enable you to find new interests. You should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you had stayed at home. You have an as-yet undiscovered talent in you that may be revealed when you go abroad; this is an opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. More so, you may make lifelong friends that may give you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with them that will result to important networking that may help you to harness your career.
Graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put them in difficult situations. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university.
The opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity for you, so, take this opportunity to see the world!