You breathe a sigh of relief as you finally finish your last exam. Phew! As you await your results, has this question been lingering in your mind for quite some time now, “Why should I be thinking about overseas education?” Succinctly put, just because it could be the most awesome experience of your lifetime! Not convinced? Maybe we can help you decide. Read on to know more.
Leave Your Nest Behind!
It's all about venturing beyond that comfort zone that you may be in and pushing your limits. Now is the right age for you to do that. As you fly out of your warm and comfy nest for the first time and out into the sky, you will learn to live your life as an independent individual. You will have to manage your own finances, your accommodation, and so much more, alongside your academics.
It was recently found in a research, as per the Guardian Professional Networks, that Indian students strive for recognition on a global platform and feel strongly that the sole way to do that is through high quality education. It was found that 61% considered this to be a big deciding factor on why they chose to overseas education. Three most important factors that Indian students considered for deciding the quality of the education were: the educational institution and its reputation; the program, its content quality, and its professors; the value it would add.
If you study abroad, you will have a chance to select from a range of subjects and streams and have access to top-notch facilities, which (let’s face it) may not be available back home to the same extent as it is abroad. Popular options among Indian students at the graduate level are business and STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.
You will learn how to mingle and socialise much better after your overseas education experience. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet native students of the destination country you are going to, but also international students from numerous countries. You will have a global network of friends.
Seeing the World Differently!
Education from overseas will introduce you to a range of different cultures and languages. Cultural differences you may face are more than just differences in food, language, or appearances. Culture reflects on deep perceptions, values, and beliefs of the people. Getting used to a foreign culture will develop you overall as an individual, as you understand how different people across the globe view the world in different ways.
No More Loan Problems!
You will be delighted to hear that currently, banks have introduced top-up schemes for the educational loans they offer in order to fill the gap caused by the exchange rate fluctuation. In case you have a family member or a relative in your destination country, you can also find out how to make arrangements to acquire a loan from a local bank as the interest rates would be much lower than they are back home. It will give you the opportunity to repay your educational loan in the same foreign currency, as soon as you gain employment in the country.
Falling Rupee Taking You Down?
You shouldn’t let the weakening rupee cost you your dreams. As per the ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) Report of June 2013, “Although the fall in the rupee seems to have shaken the aspiration of (Indian) students willing to study abroad, it has not shattered their dreams altogether.” Given the current fluctuation in currency, you may need to shell out 3-4 lakhs more than you planned, but don’t fail to realise that you are making a long-term investment. Once you are employed, you will get your return on investment. If you need to send money home, with the current rupee value, your family will gain abundantly.
Most Universities offer study options that are research informed and highly relevant to current industry expectations and standards. Many of them also run career support services for students during their study and even for their alumni. You will be offered assistance on various aspects such as resume writing, interviewing skills, and job-searching through career fairs. You will emerge employment ready on graduation. Many Universities have connections within the industry and can help you find employment at the right time and even help you intern during your studies, for added experience as well.
In a nutshell, investing in a qualification that is recognised globally, international networking, learning foreign languages and culture, and appealing career options on graduation — these are just a few of many reasons why you should go for overseas education and the list could go on and on! The right question you should now be asking yourself is “When do I start?” Wait no more! This is the right time for you to get your applications started and we, at PROLIFIC can help you every step of the way! We would love to hear from you — get in touch with us now
A few words from our students
For getting a visa any consultancy would have done the job but the way Prolific Overseas deals with the student is remarkable. I had a very homely experience at Prolific Overseas. All the people working in this firm are like family members and there is a very positive environment.
Dear Prolific Overseas, I just want to thank you for all the effort you had done along with your team. I will always remember it. I am leaving tomorrow for Perth to commence my courses. Thanks for all your help!
Pursuing my Masters abroad had always been my one consistent wish through out my life and when the time came for making my wish come true, I couldn’t have thought of a better option than approaching Prolific Overseas.
Prolific Overseas has been instrumental in my success to study in New Zealand. My councellor guided me excellently right from providing me the much needed emotional support to successfully getting me my visa. The ambience at Prolific Overseas office is very nice and friendly and it made me feel confident the first time I stepped into it. I faced absolutely no problems during the entire process.