IntroductionWhen you are thinking about your career, the location of your job should not be bothering you. You should always try to improve your academic records so as to have a bright future ahead. Academic institutes play a big part in polishing one's career. Sometimes you may face a situation where you want to pursue a major in a particular subject in your graduation, but no eminent colleges in India provide the same. It might so happen that although there is an institute in some other state, which provides the same course. But that college might not be a reputed one or might not have a list of maverick faculty. If you switch to some foreign university and study undergraduate or postgraduate course, you might never have to look back in career. You may get a job in your field of specialization, before you even complete your course. The pay package for a job in abroad is sometimes much higher than that in India. Thus, studying abroad is worth the effort for students.
What is the right time to move abroad for studying?This is very difficult to say or suggest. Normally it is never ideal to apply for a senior secondary course abroad. This is because the pre-college or senior secondary courses have different format in different countries all over the world. Such courses might vary in their duration also. In India senior secondary courses are 2 years long. You might have a school in abroad which stipulates 3 years for that same course. In that case you will have to waste an extra year. Keeping this in mind the best time to switch to an institute in abroad is at the time of pursuing graduation or post graduation. Undergraduate or postgraduate courses in most abroad institutes have the same duration as in India. In fact, the Ph.D courses in abroad universities are of lesser duration than in India. If you think of being a research associate in India, then you will have to pursue the course for 7-8 years. But in universities of USA or UK or Rome, the duration is of maximum 4 years. This restriction is so much rigorous that if a candidate does not study well and he is not able to come up with a novel thesis in the stipulated 4 years, then he will be terminated for the post of research associate.
Why should we study abroad?
ConclusionI would like to conclude by saying I have only depicted the advantages and the basic reasons why people come to study abroad. In my next article I would mention how to survive in abroad countries in coping with the huge course fee and other expenses. I would also provide the information about how and when to apply for a visa to study in foreign countries in my next article. One last important thing is not to be afraid of moving into a new place. You will find a lot of people of your age and your experience opting for foreign universities. So you are not alone. Besides, look for genuine study abroad consultants, when pursuing study abroad plans.
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People have different reasons to go abroad for pursuing studies. The wealthier class go for getting exposure to the modern technologies and learning about the latest developments in the field besides learning about the chosen subject matter. The purpose of sending their children for higher education by families like Ambanis, Jindals and even politicians like Chaudhary Charan Singh, Yashwant Sinha and Madhavrao Scindia belong to this category. Their children came back to India and applied their knowledge in their inherited arena.
However most of the common students aspire to go for studies abroad so that they can get better employment opportunities either in India or abroad. Many, particularly those who go to US for higher studies, if luck permits, are able to get work visa and get some of the best possible employment opportunities this world can offer, depending upon their merit and capabilities.
Some students want to study abroad, whereas some students want to study in their homeland and work abroad. The reason to study abroad is to ingrain proper education and study the course in such a country that can provide highest level quality education. Some nations offer both learning and earning facility also. They give scope to immigrants to attain a job.