Many people dream of studying abroad. Whether they are still studying or currently working, many people would immediately jump at the chance to study in another country if the opportunity presented itself.
The thought of studying abroad can be really exciting. And students can really reap many benefits when they decide to study and study abroad. However, studying abroad also has some disadvantages.
If you are also considering studying abroad, you would do well to weigh the various pros and cons that this option entails first before making your final decision. And below are some of the notable pros and cons of studying in another country that you should be aware of:
• You can embark on an exciting adventure. This is one of the most sought-after benefits of studying abroad: you can stay in a different and foreign country and explore the whole place. You’ll have the opportunity to see and visit new tourist attractions, taste new cuisines, and engage in new activities you’ve never tried before.
• You achieve a higher level of independence and self-confidence. Studying in a country where you don’t know anyone teaches you to be more independent and to rely on yourself. This means that you will learn to do your own laundry or cook since you no longer live with your mother. And you learn to rely more on yourself in a foreign country.
• You meet new friends. You can expand your social circle by studying abroad. You can make lasting friendships with other local students and your classmates who are also from other countries.
• You learn more about another culture. Aside from the formal education you will receive, you will learn about new customs and a different way of life. You can even learn a new language and some other skills that can help you a lot in the future.
• You are far from your home and familiar surroundings. Living in another country will definitely test your limits. You will be confronted with new cuisines, new ways of life and customs, new people and even language barriers. All of this can be very difficult and stressful to deal with and if you are not tough you might give in to all these difficulties and drop out of the course you signed up for in this foreign country.
• Expenditure. If you are not careful in choosing the major and the country to study in, you will find that this whole endeavor is costly. Course fees can be expensive and the cost of living in another country can also be high. It is therefore important that you give some thought to the degree program you wish to pursue and the country in which you will study.
• Uncertainty about your postgraduate plans. After completing your studies, you may be undecided about your future plans. Should you return to your home country to look for work? Or should you try your luck in the country where you graduated? If you decide to stay in the country where you just graduated, remember that there are residency and work criteria or requirements that you must meet once you are no longer a full-time student.
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