Studying Abroad – A Guide to Prospective Students (Part 1/2)

Studying Abroad – A Guide to Prospective Students (Part 1/2)
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    Did you know that studying abroad confers several opportunities more than you envisage?

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Institute of International Education (IIE) Statistics shows a 2.5% increase, which translates to 332,000 Americans studying abroad for the 2016/2017 academic session. This finding reveals that even a top world country like America encourages students to study in any other countries around the world.

You will agree with me that you have nothing to lose when you take a chance to study in another country other than your home country. Rather, the tremendous life-changing experience you are exposed to greatly increases your knowledge base.

Developing or taking your career to the next level in a foreign country requires different factors to consider. These are important for you because you don’t want to get to your college choice and get stranded feeling like you’ve made a mistake.

PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW WHEN DECIDING TO STUDY ABROAD

Know the Course and University

Choosing a program and finding the right college go hand-in-hand when you are deciding to study abroad. You have a variety of choices to make when it comes to choosing a course of study and college of choice. Being an international student, this may be tough.

You may have to go through the school brochure to check faculties for departments offering your course. Before new students are admitted, some departments have basic requirements. For undergraduate studies, you are likely to have fewer hassles getting eligible for your course of choice.

For graduate studies (such as Masters or a PhD Study), eligibility criteria are paramount; this should not be a problem for you either, because every university of choice provides clear information in their brochure on what to do before you apply and are considered for admission.

Know the location

Where is the school? Make sure you engage in active search by yourself. Make use of every resource available. Find out about the school and where it is located on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google to read reviews on the school and see if they are suitable for your choice. Get online advisors to provide you with more information on your choice of school.

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Know the opportunities in the school: Your priority of going to study abroad is to benefit from going there. All schools have something which your local school does not have. Studying abroad is a game-changer for students who take the chance. Ensure that you check the college to make sure that you receive every credit for your stay over there.

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