Thinking about studying abroad, but not sure how to way up the benefits? We are here to break it down for you and take you on a virtual tour and show you a glimpse of what it is like to study abroad.
Studying abroad is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life and without a doubt it will be a life changing experience for you. Here are the top 7 things you’ll learn when you study abroad.
1. You’ll learn how to ADULT
If this is the first time you are planning to study abroad, every day is going to be a learning day for you.
You’ll learn the true meaning of loneliness and freedom at the same time. You’ll learn how to make new friends and how to say ‘see you later’ to old friends. You’ll learn how to deal with heart ache, heart break and head aches (in the sense of pure frustrations) and more importantly you’ll learn how to work, study and do household works all at the same time.
Don’t worry, in spite of doing everything you’ll have the best time of your life while you are abroad and still studying.
2. ‘People from every country is so different and yet so similar‘
The world has divided people into different races, cultures, castes and creed. In your home country you might rarely be exposed to people outside of your normal circle, but moving far away from home to Australia or any country in that manner forces you to interact with anyone and everyone from all over the world. Students are fascinated by Australia’s diversity and multiculturalism.
How else would you learn about all the cultures and religions and realize its all the same just with different names.
3. Different style of EDUCATION
Every country has its own style of education which has shaped over the period of years keeping in mind the types of people in a specific country. When you move abroad for your further education, you are truly exposed to how simple/complicated yet different the style of education is.
If we talk about Australia in specific, every semester consists of only 12 weeks of study and you have to choose your own subjects and you don’t need to attend university everyday. Whereas in India the majority of colleges or universities expects you to go everyday, attend every lecture and also requires you to have 70% attendance in all classes. Studying in Australia will teach you discipline and time management at its best.
4. Understanding true value of your friends and family
Imagine waking up to a place totally foreign to you and people totally unknown to you. Scary? That’s going to be your first day of studying abroad.
We tend to take things for granted if it comes easily to us. When you move to another country and start from scratch, that’s when you realize what it means to have your friend and family around. There will be times when you will terribly miss them but don’t worry you are not alone. Everyone goes through the same thing.
Important part is, you get to build your own image, people will not know you because of your parents or their image but people will recognize you for your own efforts. You are completely responsible for your efforts. Either you’ll make or break it and I am sure you’ll make it !
5. Creating your own family away from your family
As we have established you know no one in the city, you get to choose who your friends will be and when you are choosing that, you get to create your own family away from your family. These are the people you would be sharing your joys and sorrows. These are the people you would be spending most of your time with. Choose them carefully because you know what they say?
‘You are the person who you drink coffee with’
6. It will prepare you for LIFE
In the whole period when you are studying abroad, you’ll go through all emotions possible. You’ll have moments where you are on the top of the world and you’ll have moments where you would want to lock yourself in a room and cry your heart out. You know what’s great about this? You’ll come out stronger and better. It will give you a glimpse of how the real world is and guess what! It will teach you the most important lessons in life to succeed.
Good Luck !
Author : Devarshi Desai