Going Abroad to Study

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Education is an important factor in a person's life. People often choose to move from their countries of origins to study in foreign countries for varying reasons. Most individuals consider studying abroad as a way means of changing one’s view of the world, and as a chance to explore (Monroe 1). Many choose to study in developed countries that offer progressive education (Jasmine 5). Other students move to study for programs that are either not offered in their country of origin, or that are better than what is offered in one’s home country. Due to the fact that everything has its advantages and disadvantages, the process of acquiring education abroad has both its challenges and benefits. The process involves complying with and following major steps. It also requires one to overcome certain challenges during the process that equips one with skills, knowledge and experience that promote an individual’s discipline and self-dependency. The initial step of acceptance involves submitting as many applications as possible to various universities that offer the program one desires to study abroad. The applications are made by filling forms and other required documents obtained online or from university offices, and which are essential for acceptance in universities. The necessary application documents should be attached to the application letter. The applications are submitted to the required platform, where they are reviewed by the relevant personnel, who then make decisions on whether the application is eligible for the applicant to join the university. Successful applicants are notified of their acceptance to take the programs that they had applied for (School of International Studies, para. 3). The students that qualify are informed... ... middle of paper ... ...ndependence and quality living experiences to be able to effectively study abroad. Works Cited America-Mideast Educational and Training Institute Inc. Applying for a U.S. Student Visa. 2014. Web. 07 April 2014. Jasmine, Cyntia. “The Advantages and Disadvantages to Studying Abroad". Cyntajasmine word press. 30 Jan 2012. Web. 07 April 2014. Monroe, Calvin. “Studies Abroad can be Expensive but Enlightening”. The Student Newspaper of consumnes river college Sacramento. Web. 07 April 2014. 2007: 1. Print. School of International Studies. Steps to the Study Abroad Process. 2014. Web. 07 April 2014. The University of Sydney. English Language Requirements. 2013. Web. 07 April 2014. University of California. Understanding Your I-20. 2014. Web. 07 April 2014. University of Florida, International Student Service. I-20 Process for New Students. 2011. Web. 07 April, 2014.
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