“Education is all a matter of building bridges”- Ralph Ellison
Education is a powerful weapon to mark a difference and bring a momentous change in the lives of many. And as true as that gets, it has given us a majority of examples, where legends in the history of mankind have been sculpted by embracing the power of education. It is a platform to gather students, build characters, shape personalities and accomplish goals for an better future.
Neither have students stuck to their roots and nor has education set any boundaries. Spreading their wings sky-high, students today find it a fascinating experience to fly towards an educative journey abroad. Studying overseas has become a trend now and also the opportunities provided are immense. Every country has its own set of pros and cons be it the universities, the capability factor, the accommodation or the overall cost, one has to decide what suits best in the longer run.
The most important element lies in the initial process of prior to travelling abroad which is getting the visa sorted. As the rules and regulations of every country are different and keep on changing by the day, it becomes a task to get an entry in a particular country. Keeping in count the on-going momentum, the laws are as sharp as a knife on every step of the visa process where there is a verification or interrogation held. It is imperative to be very attentive and gather all the necessary documents, certificates, id-proof, photocopies and many more.
Also in the meanwhile, appearing in a GRE test and TOEFL is a must to gain a scholarship and secure an admission into any reputed college. Choosing a university which is best suited and covers all the criteria of one’s list is a mission in itself. Searching for accommodation, figuring out transportation, trying canteen services and selecting a prime location is the need of the hour. Everything should be perfect to the T, as it gives one the much needed assurance and saves all the hustle of keeping things piled up till the last minute.
Talking about the university and colleges, each of them have their set of facilities which include the canteen, hostels, gymnasium, and recreational center. Prior to confirming their admissions, the students must inquire about the accommodation and in case if the hostels are occupied, they have to look for a suitable accommodation outside the campus. Money plays a crucial part as the expenses of living abroad are at its peak.
Applying for a loan at its earliest is the best option students can opt for. This gives enough time to figure out the different loan choices, inquire about the interest rates and decide the tenure one can choose for. In order to fulfill any extra expenses, the students can support themselves by getting a job as this will be a helping hand in repaying the loan and will build their self-confidence. Usually every country has a fixed number of hours of mostly twenty hours a week, which needs to be served. The time duration is adjustable the students can attend college and at the same time manage their jobs accordingly. Time-management is essential and juggling between college and job will help students figure this out very well.
It may seem a little challenging at the start, but as one starts getting into the flow it will eventually ease out and bring together the bits and pieces. Living abroad and studying to fulfill a life-long dream is truly worth chasing an eventful journey.