It has been a long-time debate about whether a person should complete his/her, graduate/post-graduate studies abroad or in India. There are multiple objectives to this discussion that provide both pros and cons. To start with the obvious question- why do you want to go abroad? There are mainly a couple of reasons why people prefer studying abroad. Either the person is wanting to explore their potential in the desired field of study or else they want to proceed with their life in a new country. Considering either of the options requires a lot of immense thinking and effort to achieve what they have expected. Keeping aside the theoretical aspect of this issue, a large group of people has decided to leave their native country in pursuit of their dream, not knowing and understanding the requirements. Although, having an intent to chase the goal, most of them are unable to complete it. This happens due to a lack of assessment and constant phase of denial in their family.
India has always been a country with emotions and gratitude. Generally, many foreign parents leave their children to their responsibility at the age of 16. On the other hand, Indian parents have the mindset of keeping their children as close as possible until they are married. This results in a massive downgrade of an adult’s future plans.
There are certain do’s and don’ts while taking the important decision. The below list should acknowledge the idea if you choose to study abroad.
- Always plan your journey 6 months prior to your expected moving for studying abroad.
- Consider the financial status of your family.
- Choose your field of study properly and if you are applying for PR, consider the skill requirements in your preferred state/province.
- Listen to your parents. Their decisions might deviate but their intentions never.
- Travel companion is a bonus, whether it’s a friend or relative.
- Research all the related programs and courses in available universities and colleges that best suit your area of growth.
- Constantly refer to deadlines and application dates.
- Plan your expenses in advance if you’re applying for a student visa.
- Always carry your documents wherever you go.
- Always imagine the worst-case scenario. Prepare yourselves accordingly.
- Never rush any decision, take your time.
- Never follow the footsteps of your colleague. Always decide what is best for you.
- Never argue with your parents about your plan to study abroad.
- Don’t choose unrelatable courses that are deviating from your elective graduated subject.
- Doubting can cause second thoughts, avoid thinking thrice.
- Never lease your property if you are unsure of your future plans.
- Do not apply to every university/college that you think can get accepted. Application fees are expensive.
- Never get disappointed by a rejection. Try until you succeed. Failure is the best teacher a person can have.
- Do not consider University/College ranking, rather look at the course value.
- Don’t start the process 1 week before deadline dates. Always plan your evaluation 1-2 months before.