What are the Benefits of Studying Abroad?
students report that they come back feeling refreshed
and invigorated from their experience. They develop
new academic interests, change directions or bring
a new focus to their studies and their lives.
The following are several more benefits one might
consider when deciding whether to study abroad :
• The educational advantage of taking coursework
in another culture to complement your academic program
• The enhancement of language skills
• The understanding of another culture unavailable
to you through academic study alone
• The deeper awareness of the values and way
of life of your own country, your own place in that
country, and its place in the world
• The educational challenge of participating
in a different educational system
• The chance to learn more about your own
• The provision of an international dimension
to your intellectual and career development.
Q. How much does
it cost to study abroad?
A. Studying abroad
might vary widely from program to program. The student
is required to show that he has sufficient funds
to pay his tuition fees and his living expenses.
Additional expenses are also included like travel,
passports, visas and incidentals. Cost can also
differ from country to country. Countries with lower
living cost will be significally less expensive
as compared to the one with higher living costs.
Q. Are scholarships
available for studying abroad?
A. Yes. Scholarship
totally depends on the individual's academics but
some are specific to certain majors, or countries,
or study abroad programs; others are open to a wide
range of study abroad participants.
Q. Is it possible to do an
internship, work or volunteer abroad?
A. A number of University
students choose to work abroad, especially during
the summer. There are selected programs, which can
help you locate a job and obtain a work permit for
a particular country. Internships are also available
through other universities/organizations.
Q. For which majors
is study abroad beneficial?
A. In today's global
society, any person needs to be able to understand
the culture of the society other than his or her
own. Study abroad is beneficial for any major subject.
Major helps a person to specialize in his/her specific
Q. Where will I live
if I study abroad?
A. The most common
types of accommodation arranged for study abroad
students are: residence hall-type housing, homestays,
or private apartments or rooms. Most students are
housed in single rooms with shared bathroom, kitchen
and "living room." These are often self-catering
arrangements, in which students are responsible
for buying and preparing their own meals. There
is a great deal of more freedom and responsibility
for the students. Students who plan to live in a
private room or apartment must make all arrangements
themselves for leases, payment of rent, utilities,
etc., and must often pay a sizable deposit before
being allowed to move in.
How do I submit a claim for my health insurance?
A. Whenever you go abroad
for your higher studies, you will likely be asked
to pay for your medical care first and then will
need to seek reimbursement. When you submit claims
for reimbursement, you will need to have the itemized
bill(s) translated into English. Please be sure
to take copies of all paperwork for your files.
Q. How will a study
abroad experience enhance my employability after
A. Employers increasingly
seek graduates who have international experience
and a study abroad experience will enhance your
employability. International knowledge, cross-cultural
communication skills, flexibility, resilience, and
the ability to adapt to new circumstances are skills
enhanced through study abroad that are important
to employers in various fields.
Q. Do I need a bank
account? How do I open one and what is the best
way to transfer my money abroad?
A. For an extended
stay abroad a local bank account can be very useful.
You usually receive an ATM/Debit card that will
make financial transactions much easier and more
cost-effective. Most banks will perform international
wire transfers to your new account abroad. It is
also useful to give a friend or parent power-of-attorney
over your account so that they can endorse cheques
for you or transfer money from that account to you
abroad. If you plan on using your ATM/Debit card
abroad, it is a good idea to change your PIN to
a 4-digit number since foreign ATM machines may
only accept 4 digits.
Q. I understand that
getting a student visa is a very complicated process.
Can you help me in preparing the documentation and
all other formalities?
A. The visa process
is not too complicated. The High Commission (HC)
has some set of visa requirements, which have to
be followed strictly. As long as the student fulfils
the requirements clearly, applications are processed
in time. Yes we helps students in making the file
as per the HC specifications and guide them on the
process of fulfilling the requirements. The visa
documentation requires proper guidance and clear
understanding of the required financial documents.
This is how we specialize and assists the students.