Things to Consider Before Choosing a Study Abroad Destination
There are many reasons for an Indian student to dream about studying abroad. Maybe he wishes to travel the world, get a breath of fresh air, look for better education and the most accurate one, better career opportunities. This dream may excite him at some point of time but when the time actually comes to choose which country is best for him, the overwhelming feeling of dread takes over. Every country has different study options for an international student with a varying bag of goodies alongside such as the time for getting PR, the expenditures, the cost of living, the career opportunities and many more other standards.
Choosing a country that offers suitable cost of living, career growth, and other opportunities is a must. For your utmost comfort, here are some things you must consider before choosing a destination to study abroad in order to make the most of your study abroad time:
1. Which course are you planning to opt for in the future?
It is the first question every student needs to ask himself. It is advisable to choose a course that will benefit you in the long run in your home country. While most of the institutes offer tremendous courses on varying genres, you should choose the one of your interest by keeping in mind its value in your own country and its growth in the Indian sector. Consider looking out for countries which offer the courses that will be beneficial to you and will land you a great job.
2. What is the industry base of the course you have opted for in that country?
There are many students who are more attracted to the college’s rank than the industry. You should only opt for a course that has an industry value nearby. For eg, if you wish to be an aeronautical engineer, would it be beneficial to take up the same course in the top most college of Egypt that has no industry for such a stream.
3. What is the return or the investment?
When a student calculate the cost of studying abroad, he often makes the basic decisions based on the underpinnings of education course. But you really should focus on the returns more. For e.g if you are pursuing an MBA degree in Canada, you just dono not focus on its high costs but also on the returns it will present you with when you will bag a job based on your MBA qualification. Consider choosing a country where the after course job scope and the demand is high.
4. Are there other options for your spouse or family?
For the aspirants with a spouse or baby, it is advisable to choose a country that offers opportunities to bring your spouse or baby along for the duration of your course. Choosing a country that will provide better education for you and your kids and better job opportunities to your spouse.
5. What is the value of that degree back in India?
If you are planning to study abroad for a specific period of time and wish to come back to India and look for a job here only, you need to opt for a course in the country that has a value or an industry in India. If you have not considered the value of the course in India, it might leave you with a much greater loan that your job will not be able to return back.