Why Indian Students Prefer Abroad for Higher Studies?

With the days changing rapidly, everyone wants a better exposure within wider horizons. In the modern context, distances are no barriers and one loves to lead a global life. Abroad education is the new choice of one and all today. The number of such aspirants is increasing day in and day out. A question obviously sparks, why students prefer to study abroad? There is a valid reason for this change in the thought that is they look for certain opportunities in other part of world, such opportunities are:


  • Opportunity to learn a language:

There is no better and more effective way to learn a language than to study in a country in which the language they would like to acquire is spoken. They will probably find learning the language very easy if they are surrounded by it.


  • Opportunity to widen their horizon:

When they are studying abroad, they will learn things about the world that they could not have learned at home. Some months after they have returned home, they will understand the world in a much wider perspective and see it in a different way from what they thought to be possible.


  • Opportunity to get to know other cultures:

Cultural differences are more than just differences in language, food or habits. The real differences come from somewhere beyond the immediately visible, and influence the way of understanding the world. They cannot understand it from reading a book or watching a TV shows. Only if they have been in a foreign country for a longer period of time they can truly understand another culture.


  • Opportunity to travel:

Study breaks and weekends let them travel and get to know the country they are studying in. Since the studies can take place in a country completely different from their homeland, they are much closer to places they might otherwise not have had the opportunity to visit. Some more structured study abroad programs even have field trips planned in or around the curriculum.


  • Opportunity to gain life experience:

Being in an absolutely new environment can sometimes be scary but also very exciting. They will encounter situations that are absolutely new to them. It is an excellent possibility to learn to adapt and respond in efficient ways, discover new strengths and abilities, conquer challenges, and solve problems. These are skills that they will probably find most useful in their life.


  • Opportunity to study precisely what they are interested in:

Studying abroad can give them study choices they would never have had at their national universities.


  • Opportunity to learn in a different way than they have been used to:

While studying abroad you they become familiar with an entirely new way of teaching or learning. Studying abroad is likely to differ a lot from what they are used to in their school. It can be very useful to try other ways of teaching or learning as this helps to understand that there can be several ways of doing something.


  • Opportunity to acquire their dream job:

Companies from countries around the world continue to invest in other countries, building a need for people who are able to manage in different cultures. Through the employer’s eyes, a person who has studied abroad is independent, self-motivated, willing to pick up challenges, and able to cope with diverse problems and situations. Their experience of living and studying in a foreign country, getting to know other cultures, and learning another language can give them  advantages in acquiring their dream job.

These are the strong reasons among Indian students which make them wish to study abroad.

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Last modified: June 3, 2014