10 Things To Keep In Mind While Choosing a Study Abroad Destination
10 Things to Keep In Mind before choosing a Study Abroad Destination

Are you puzzled about study abroad destination? We can assist you in making the right decision.

Studying abroad is one of the most decisive steps in students’ life. As much as this career leap excites, it often leaves students confused with the question, “Where should you study overseas?.” Before finalizing the study country, which pops up first in your mind or the one suggested by your friends and relatives, a lot of research is required to narrow down the best-study abroad destinations.
There are a lot of aspects to take into account before settling for your study country for a promising future. With so many options and a different set of pros and cons of each location, it is pretty overwhelming to select one. With articulate research and expert guidance, Cambridge Overseas have come up with ten things to ponder upon while choosing an international education destination.

10 Main Things To Consider Before Choosing Your Study Abroad Destination

  1. What course do you want to take up?

Figure out your strengths and interest and decide on the course of preference. Deciding WHAT to pursue is the primary step to start with as each country has one particular course which is most sought after by students. Extensive research and previous years’ student records can help in figuring out the most popular discipline of every study location. 

2. What are the employment opportunities in the study location?

The reason for taking an overseas degree is to explore job avenues after course completion, along with a better lifestyle. The destination you choose should also be suitable for gaining industrial exposure. As top companies hire during the training period itself from the local colleges. Hence the industry base of the country is mainly responsible for a secured job.
It is highly recommended to research the nearby university or college as the base industry of the region for ensuring better chances of getting a job. Students also acquire an added advantage of attending workshops related to their discipline and gain familiarity with the industry, which proves to be beneficial in the future. As an example, students who wish to make their career in research should try to get their degree from Australia.

3. What is the language of study?

Check the availability of the course in the language you are comfortable with to make it easy to adjust to a foreign country. You must have a basic idea of the native language for ease in adaptability. It can also be favourable to take native language classes to communicate easily with the locals. You may have to take a language proficiency test to be accepted at the university

4. What is the cost of the course?

When calculating the cost of study, along with tuition fees, one should consider the overall expenses, including transportation and accommodation costs. The course duration in the study abroad destination should also be kept in mind. For instance, the duration of the post-graduation degree course in few countries is just one year while in other countries it is for two years. You can also look for any scholarship benefits which the university provides to international students based on merit.

5. What is the eligibility of entry?

One must know the eligibility criteria for getting admission in a particular study country and the entrance tests scores required to secure a seat. Students must be aware of the various documentation requirements which differ from one country to another and also different for different study programs.

6. What are the Visa Rules and Regulations?

Each country has different rules for international students who wish to take a higher degree. Cambridge Overseas makes the Visa process hassle-free for you. We guide you through the complete process with ease.

7. What is the Return of Investment (ROI) of the international degree in India?

The earnings which are expected after course completion divided by the cost of getting an overseas degree is a crucial factor. ROI should be considered before selecting the course and study location.

8. What is the proximity to the native country?

The distance of the study country is directly linked to the time and cost involved every time you visit home.

9. What is the lifestyle of the study destination?

Consider the culture of your study location if it matches your aspirations.

10. What are the policies of settling abroad if required?

Students may have to stay for a duration after course completion as per the rules of the study country. Students should be aware of the settling procedure if needed.

How Can We Help?

Cambridge Overseas is happy to assist you in the life-changing career decision of studying abroad! Call us at +919779779949 to book a free of cost study abroad consultation now!