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Common Myths About Studying Abroad

December 2018

Deciding to study abroad is a huge step one takes in his/her life. Thus one's mind is bound to get occupied with the number of thoughts. Among these are the many misconceptions too that exist, commonly known as myths. It becomes very important to break these myths in order to be able to make a pragmatic and an informed decision for taking a correct step towards your future.

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Listed below are common myths revolving around study abroad that need to be broken:

It is expensive:-

This is a common myth among a lot of Indian students. The expenses on studying abroad can vary greatly depending on the type and duration of the course. Some may be considered ‘expensive’ of course, but of the many available courses, these will only constitute a few. It also depends on the country you are choosing and whether it is a University or a college or an Institution. If you are willing to do a bit of research on your own, you will find that there are a lot of options available to reduce the cost.

It is all about fun: -

Some students do consider studying abroad an excuse to get away from home to have unlimited fun. But it can also be a great way to become more self-reliant, get familiar with different cultures and languages, a way to improve your knowledge and acquire new perspectives. Obviously, entertainment is indispensable. So, to make your study abroad experience perfect, make sure to keep a healthy balance between fun and study.

Businesses and Employers do not value International Degrees:-

If we consider the current rate of globalisation, any overseas degree or International experience is going to prove to be beneficial. It is definitely not going to affect your employment opportunities. By studying abroad you are going to develop a lot of skills as well as acquire International Qualifications, which would give you a chance to prove that you can work in varied circumstances and with all types of people.

Study abroad would consume more time to graduate:-

If you are willing to complete the whole course that you have chosen, abroad, then the length of the time will differ depending on which course you are choosing. But as there is huge variety available for varied course lengths, you are free to choose how long you would like to stay abroad. Make sure that you do your research properly so that your stay abroad, does not add any additional time to your course/degree.

Studying abroad is not safe:-

After so many incidents from the past, it is obvious for the parents to hesitate sending their kids to any foreign country for higher studies. But, this does not help much if you have higher goals in terms of studies and career. Most of the reputed Universities have all the necessary safety processes in place to help International students to settle in and feel safe. Any good university will provide you with all the information you need, to make sure that your time abroad is safe and secure. Universities will also guide you in finding accommodation and advise you on the safest public transportations.

It is better to travel abroad than studying there:-

When you study abroad, you do get a good amount of time to travel and explore the country, but of course it is not the main focus. Rather, the main focus is studying also understanding and being a part of a new culture. Visiting a place for a holiday is a very much surface level activity and you can get far more out of a study abroad trip by taking the time to stay local and explore the community that surrounds you, rather than just simply going to a major tourist sight and taking photographs.

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