7 Most Common Study abroad myths

Why should you study abroad?
Let’s face it: Studying abroad is as intimidating as You may be wondering, should you study abroad despite the challenges? The road from first considering an overseas program to actually stepping into a university campus on the other side of the world may appear long and difficult, but good planning and a positive attitude can go a long way toward making your dreams a reality!  We’re debunking 7 common study abroad myths to address your concerns of who believes study abroad isn’t for me!

7 Most Common Study abroad myths you need to know.

There are many reasons why people choose not to study abroad. Some of these reasons are based on myths or misconceptions about what it is like to study abroad. Here are the myth busters you should not let yourself stop from having the time of your life!

1. Study abroad is too expensive:

 Regardless of whether you’re studying around any corner, studying anywhere is likely to be an expensive endeavor. The good news is that Overseas education is becoming increasingly popular along with financial aid opportunities. However, It depends on your funding sources, what you’re going to study and how long you’re going to study for. The cost of living in some countries can be high but appropriate budgeting will help you manage your expenses properly.   

2. Study abroad is only for the students of certain age: 

This is a common misconception that you might have heard from your friends and family members.Unlike India there is no specific age barrier to complete your Education abroad other than the basic educational qualification. If this sounds like something that would interest you then read on!  

3. There aren’t many abroad study scholarships available: 

Scholarships for international students are available based on merit or other criteria. Governments of  countries such as the US,Australia, Japan, UK and a few European countries recognise outstanding performance of international students. They grant funds, financial rewards, and scholarships to promote and develop international education.There are also a few scholarships available through global, national, and regional organisations that will allow you to study in any country. Furthermore, one of the most common university scholarships is a full or partial tuition fee waiver for outperforming international students.  

4. Studying abroad means it takes longer to graduate: 

Many students study abroad and complete their degrees in four years. Students earn credits toward graduation requirements while abroad, and these credits can satisfy major, minor, or general education requirements with proper approval.  

5. You need to learn local language: 

Universities are focusing foreign student recruitment and offering English-taught programmes for study abroad students. In today’s environment. English has become the default standard for international education. A good IELTS/TOEFL preparation is all a you need to communicate! However, we advise you to learn a few native phrases that can help you explore a new culture  

6. Only students with high GPA can study abroad: 

Many students have been discouraged from pursuing higher education at foreign universities due to the myth that only students with high GPAs can study abroad. Although many international universities require students to have high GPAs in order to apply for their programmes, there are some that have lower GPA requirements. This requirement may differ from one university to the next. When it comes to admitting students, GPA is not the only deciding factor. Certain universities also accept students on the basis of their GMAT or GRE scores as well as their work/practical experience. 

7. Study Abroad is only for certain type of people: 

If you are someone irrespective of your age, race or any of disability, you can absolutely study abroad. Many universities have resources and tools in in order to make it easier for disabled students to attend classes. Universities abroad prioritise students over anything.  You can also read about the experiences of former or present students with disabilities on online forums. If the thought of commuting and living abroad with a disability makes you uneasy, many universities now provide online courses to pursue your educational goals from any corner of the world.   

In conclusion, Don’t let these myths keep you from pursuing your dreams. These are just a few myths; surely you have many more in your mind. Connect with us and gain a more realistic approach for your Study Abroad journey. 

Hope you enjoyed the blog. Do share your views and doubts in the comments below. See you soon! Till then  Good Luck Study Abroad Aspirant!

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