Why study abroad?
What are you feeling? Your heart is beating in your chest. Is this something you should do?
You are probably going to be feeling a bunch of emotions here. The idea of studying abroad is exciting because it's the adventure of a lifetime. It's scary because you don't know what to expect. There is a feeling of anticipation since you are eager to see what your life will be like in a brand new and different culture, and of course, you feel curious to see what will happen once you start you land at your destination and start your adventure.
You are leaving behind everyone you know and starting over. You can be whoever you want to be when you are studying abroad.
Why Should I Study Abroad?
Well, everyone has a different reason to study abroad is as different per person as it is per experience.
You could want to experience life in a different culture, or you may want to increase your professional skills.
Maybe you want to become fluent in another language, or just learn a little bit more about it.
Perhaps your reasons are a combination of these things.
Whatever your reason, you should know you aren't alone. There are more than three and a half million students who study abroad every year looking for new experiences and to expand their skill set.
Studying Abroad: The Numbers
Studying abroad is really popular.
You get to reap the benefits of that, since you are going to get to meet several people that you wouldn't have had the opportunity to meet otherwise.
After all, you aren't alone in wanting to study abroad.
Here are some numbers: An estimated 3.6 million students participated in a study abroad program in 2010, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s latest statistics. That number is up from only two million students who studied abroad 10 years earlier in 2000. That’s a growth of nearly 80 per cent of students from around the world choosing to study abroad. That’s a lot!
It isn't just a good idea for students, though. You may find that you have the help of the government to do it. After all, governments love to have students study abroad because it makes them better citizens when they come back, more likely to find work and contribute to society.
One example is Brazil. They started the initiative Science without Borders which encourages students to study abroad. The government’s goal is to send 10,000 students to the best universities around the world to study.
That's cool. What do I do now?
Click on any of the links below to navigate to the step you want to know more about. There are many things that you need to take into consideration, so if you are just starting out, make sure to click on the "Home or Abroad" link. Remember that your road to studying abroad can be a long one, but it doesn't have to be complicated.
- Home or Abroad
- Country/Course Selection
- Entry Requirements
- Student Finances
- Course Application
- Student Visa
- Getting There
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