Studying abroad is a lifelong dream for the majority of students here in India, and over the world at large. Studying abroad has a lot of definite perks that make it advisable and recommendable for students. Some of the definite perks of studying abroad include;
- The exposure to a new culture and group of people, and the opportunity to learn about the ways of such people.
- The ability to study from some of the best and highly rated schools that might not be available within one’s locality
- The broadening of one’s mind, mentality, and knowledge base by discovering new things that would have been impossible locally.
- Also, studying abroad allows students to increase and widen their connections and form friendships with people from different walks of life.
All the perks above are the positive sides or perks that are attached to studying abroad. However, the benefits that accrue to a student that explores in a foreign institution isn’t limited only to the one’s above. There are more reasons why choosing to study abroad is advisable for every Indian student.
Let us, therefore, take a deep dive into the top 5 reasons why you should choose to pursue your higher education in a foreign institution of learning.
Why should you study abroad?
Some very compelling reasons why every Indian student should endeavour to pursue higher education in foreign institutions include the following.
Get Exposed to a new culture
Coming in contact with people from a culture different from our own is always a welcome and encouraged development for us as humans. It is for this reason that we go on vacations, tours, sightseeing and so on in other nations. However, as a student in a foreign country, you don’t just get to meet these people in flight or a short while, but you get to mingle with them, interact with them and get a deeper relationship with the culture.
As an Indian student, getting out of the country to study abroad will allow you to discover and explore the ways of lives of other cultures, learn new languages, different traditions, and customs, among others. You get to imbibe those cultures of the foreign countries, add it to yours, culminating in a culture-rich and globally-aligned individual.
Get a taste of Freedom and responsibility
There is a very high tendency that before leaving the country for the pursuit of higher education in a foreign land, you, as a student, have always stayed in the care of your parents and elders. In such cases, choosing to study abroad will mean staying away from parents and other familiar authority figures.
This gives you your first taste of true freedom and exposes you to taking responsibility for yourself and your actions. Getting exposed to freedom and responsibility early has a lot of benefits that accrue to it. And choosing to study abroad will help you unlock these benefits. Also, you get to discover yourself and make decisions towards your future by yourself.
Network and make friends from all walks of life
One other benefit that accrues to studying away from home is the beauty and opportunity of meeting other students from within your country of choice and other countries as well. Asides students from India, students from other countries who have decided to study away from their lands, will be present in these institutions.
You will, thereby, get the needed and vital opportunity to meet these people from various countries of the world. This automatically enriches your network and increases your reach and influence across the globe. And don’t forget, your system is an excellent determinant of your net worth.
Experience a different learning method
Choosing to study overseas has a lot of definite perks, as earlier mentioned. One of such definite perks is the opportunity to experience and partake in a different form or method of learning. For example, the majority of Indian schools take the passive learning style into use.
This learning style, however, differs across schools and countries. Studying away from home will thereby allow you to get the experience of other forms and styles of learning. You will get to experience more practical, engaging, and active knowledge from some foreign schools than what is gotten locally in India.
The method of education has a lot to do with how much of your potential, as a student, will be unlocked. Therefore, a study abroad might be just what you need to reach and unlock your full potential in your chosen field of study.
Acquire Uniqueness and stand out among locally-trained students
An MBBS in Russia or an MBBS in Ukraine or any other foreign country for that matter will most likely be appreciated by employers of labour back in India than a locally trained medical student. This is because of the belief of better learning facilities in these foreign countries that make it possible for students trained abroad to get a better quality of education than their locally schooled counterparts.
Therefore, an international degree, postgraduate or doctorate will set you apart and stand you out from the rest of the crowd. Employers of labour tend to regard foreign-trained students from any field way above locally trained counterparts in the same field. So, studying away from home might be just what you need to get the recognition you need, get the job you’ve always dreamed about, and stand out from the crowd.
These justifications above for studying abroad are not the only reasons why studying abroad is advisable for Indian students. There are hundreds of other definite perks attached to and associated with studying abroad. Some are peculiar to the country of choice. For example, you can get scholarships to study in a foreign country; you can get employment in your country of study, you might even meet your business partner and many more possibilities. The positivity attached to attending a foreign institution is limitless. Therefore, as an Indian student, choosing to study abroad is a highly rewarding decision. Cheers to your success!