Going to study abroad may be one of the best decisions you ever take, if taken at the right time. It simply takes much more than one can imagine. There are a lot of things and points to consider before one embarks on a journey entirely different in a nation far away. Things are bound to change when you have students from all around the world and you have to manage most of the things on your own.
Being an Indian student, there are some things you ought to consider when planning to study abroad. These points will help you clear your thinking and remove the mental blocks, if any.
It’s a wonderful decision that you’ve taken, but are you really prepared? It surely must not have been a day’s decision; it must have taken considerable time and effort to make it happen. Well, you must understand that not anyone and everyone can afford education abroad. You must have worked out the maths of funds, living expenses, your working hours, etc. already. If you haven’t, you must. Take help from someone who has already been there and done that. There is a lot of assistance available over the internet these days.
You should not have any doubt in your mind. If any, clear it then and there itself. Be prepared, and be prepared thoroughly.
You surely have chosen an education program that you are going to enrol in. Students generally take help of registered education consultants and agents to choose the course and providers for them.
Now, when you choose the program, you must ensure that it is in sync with your future goals. Most of the students go for education abroad with a single motive of PR. Now, your question should be – is my study program going to help me with PR? If yes, go for it. If not, you’ll need to alter things or go with some other course/plans.
Eventually, you are going to work in a field relevant to your education and that skill should be in demand when you are in the marketplace after completing your studies. Your education consultant should be able to give you a projected growth of an idea of the skills that may be in demand in future.
Your skills along with your work experience are going to help you achieve your ultimate goal of PR.
Lifestyle in every country is different. Now, if you are from India, the lifestyle in Australia/Canada/U.S.A. is entirely different.
Are you ready for a lifestyle that is entirely different from your home country? You must understand that you may need to do petty jobs to meet your day-to-day expenses. You’ll also have to understand that people may not be as friendly and helpful as in your home country; and you’ll have to come to their terms.
We’ve seen students feeling homesick within weeks. They feel difficult to come out of their comfort zone. They try to acquaint to different things that happen around them.
Ultimately, they learn to live and come in sync with the environment around them – physical, mental, social, financial and every other.
If you keep your goals in front and live, study and work without causing any problem to anyone in the foreign land while obeying all the rules, you’ll soon be on a journey to have an overall better lifestyle that the citizens of developing countries look up to! You’ll have access to great healthcare, pristine environment, social security, great lifestyle and everything else you can dream of.
Taking this small step can result in giving you a big leap in future! So, go for it!