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Abroad or Home?!

navidafrasiabiannavidafrasiabian Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭✭✭
I want to go abroad in order to study there. My primary reason was the fact that I couldn't find a excellent professor here who has good experience and knowledge in that area.
Could you tell me about studying abroad?! How hard can it be?! How enjoyable can it be?! What are the positive and the negative points about it?


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    This is a good question @navidafrasiabian. A lot depends on finance of course, because it can be very expensive studying abroad, not only in terms of fees, but living expenses too. I understand Slovenia offers courses free, and the cost of living is quite cheap too. This country has a small population but a very well-educationed one.

    The next question is language. In anglophone countries, you need a good grade in the IELTS or American equivalent to apply to colleges.

    Positive points are that you might be able to study subjects unavailable in your home country, to a higher level, and with international students. I always believe that an international environment is a big plus.

    This depends on how easy it is for you to adapt and make friends, but it can help you become more self dependent. On the down side, you might feel homesick, missing friends and family.
  • arzulitaarzulita Posts: 144 ✭✭✭
    İf you want to study abroad you have to choose the right country for you. Yes there are difficulties like all the examples that gave you@mheredge.

    On the other hand it is enjoyable! You make friends, you learn their lifestyle, their traditions, you learn a different language, you tell about your country, your traditions, your lifestyle.

    Studying abroad is a chance to see different places and coulture and to learn to stand on your own foot! İt makes you stronger and fearless.

    İ am studying abroad my friend and if you have financial strength I advise you to do the same. Study abroad!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    @navidafrasiabian I think it would be a wonderful experience and will change your life. If you have the chance, you should go for it. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
  • EppingEpping Posts: 25 ✭✭
    In situations like this, I think you should give it a try. You'll know the best answer after that cause nobody can give you an advice with exactly the same condition.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    I think living abroad is a great way to learn a lot about life. It opens the mind.
  • walterwalter Posts: 169 ✭✭
    I would rather to live in other counrty. Reasons for that attitude are numerous. For example in my country is not appreciate people which finished facultet. This people very hard live and when find a job, these salary very small. This is one of reasons, they are exists many others reasons why I would like to live in other country.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    The problem of over-qualified people and not enough jobs is fairly widespread these days @walter.
  • walterwalter Posts: 169 ✭✭
    Yes exactly. But that is problem. Why government allowing to everyone enroll faculty if already don`t have job for that people. Number people for every faculty must be limited and to exist right selection people which want to enroll that faculty. @mheredge
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    I am not sure the government anywhere has much say in how many students enroll for higher education. And I think if they did, it would be difficult to assess how many should be qualified in which subjects. Don't you think @walter?
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