First Step Towards Study Abroad: Get Started

Are you thinking to go overseas for study? Well, that's a very smart decision you are going to make. Planning is of utmost importance while taking a Study Abroad decision. Here is your career guide to study abroad. Ask and answer to yourself these simple questions before booking a flight ticket.

The First Step towards getting any task accomplished is 'Getting Started'. Study Abroad is no different. You need to take the first step at FIRST. All countries on the globe welcome students from anywhere in academia; viz; schools college, universities and institutions of higher learning. One can take a Study Abroad decision during any time of his / her career. However, most students prefer to go for a study abroad program during teens post completion of 12 years of school education preferably at the age of 19 or so. Many also go for a study abroad program post completion of college level education preferably a 3 or 4 year Under Graduate (UG) program from home country.

If you are on this website reading this page about Getting Started, I am quite sure you are interested in a Study Abroad program.

Assuming, you already have decided upon a course to study in a foreign country, you need to ask following questions to yourself!

What are the entry requirements for a Study Abroad Program?
How to know the details about institutes offering a particular course I am interested in?
What documents should I need submitting with my application?
Do I need to learn a second language / Foreign Language?
Whether I need to write an Admission Test for writing application?
What are criterions for Admission in a particular institute? Should I need to appear for any written tests and interviews for final offer of admission?
What are the steps required to follow once I get final offer of admission?
Whether I need to apply for a Student Visa?
How much a program cost?
Whether can I get financial assistance to study abroad?
How can I able to secure a Study Abroad Scholarship?
Whether shall I be eligible to work Part Time?
Where shall I stay during my Study Abroad program?
If I get assistance in finding a job after completion of course work?
What is the worth of a study abroad program in home country and / or elsewhere in the world?
Where can I meet Study Abroad representatives in the home country?

These are some common questions every study abroad aspirant needs to know before taking a final decision.

Study Abroad costs you much higher than a similar course in the home country. However, this largely depends on value of your home currency in a foreign land, cost of course work and living cost etc. However, a foreign degree works as a two way spear in shaping your career. On one hand you get an international degree after successful completion of course work, on the other hand you get international exposure and learn from varied cultures. Staying away from home is no lesser than any pain in the 'ribcage' but the challenges those you face during your stay in a foreign land makes you a tough human being and you get better prepared for the job market.

Here on this website, our 'Career Guides' are answering all your study abroad questions. If your question is not answered here please feel free to ask us.

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