Do you want to study abroad?

United States
September 3, 2008 10:52pm CST
Many people would like to travel. Yet most of them do not. Would you like to go to school or attend a university in another country? If so where? Why? What will you study?
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• China
4 Sep 08
certainly i want.when you are in abroad,you can learn lots of things.you can make many new friends.and if you are lucky enough,maybe you can marry to a beautifu foreign girl.that's really cool.
• United States
4 Sep 08
What country would you like to visit for an education? What would you study?
• China
4 Sep 08
actually,my favorite country is canada excpet for china.but if i go abroad for my studing,i want to stanford university.my major is marketing,a simple business major.and how dou you think about it?
• China
8 Sep 08
why do you not want to learn abroad in China?
• Sweden
8 Sep 08
Yes i would like to study in abroad and in popular school so that it would be easy for me to find job if i was from popular or nice school.I will study doctor or anything.I always believe that you cant said what you wanted untill you experience it.Same with my husband he go to Thailand to study gemology and stay there for 3 years and he find out that he dont like it and now he is IT in computer.
• United States
5 Sep 08
OMG, that is my all time wish and has been for the last ten years. I live right near University campus so I always see posters for study abroad and I want so mcuh to study in Europe. If I had to choose one place I would say Germany because something is really appealing to me about Germans. My first high school boyfriend was German and he was all philosophical but I didnt mind. I also knew another German guy that we used to hang out with before we had kids back in the bar hopping days and he was just the most high spirited kid in the pack. He was always smiling from ear to ear and he was just a cool dude. I have this geeky dream of going to a library overseas and that sounds so awesome to me. I would probably have more chance of finding something I could actually read at a bookstore so that would be my next spot. Another perk is that many Turkish people live in Germany since they are right next door to eachother and since I am familiar with the language already I think it wouldn't take long to learn to speak it if I went to Germany. Its like getting the best of both worlds! Somewhere close to the Black Sea would just be beautiful to me. The next place I would pick is Canada but I think I would rather just live there and still have it in the back of my mind if things get so bad here. I love visiting Toronto and I thought it was surreal seeing how enormous the buildings were especially along the highway. I have been to Montreal but we didn't do as much sightseeing except along one street, the place we were staying was named St Paul something. It reminded of Philadelphia and DC so I would rather go to Toronto because it was beautiful, had Metro, the French looking buildings, gigantic parks, and they recycled everywhere! Switzerland would be my last choice because I always hear good things about this place and they seem very open to innovation and taking care of the planet. I still do not know so much about them so thats intimidating but I think I could learn so much from them--
• United States
5 Sep 08
Studying abroad is a wonderful opportunity. Unfortunately, it's something I never really had the cash to do. For me, my first choice was England or Scotland. Partially because I'm an anglophile and also because I have no gift for foreign languages. However, Portugal always fascinated me as well. It would have been nice to study there. I think one of the benefits of studying abroad is more than the visiting a foreign place aspect, but also the being educated in a different classroom. There are so many ways to teach subjects, when you enter a different culture that will come through in the lecture. Also, there are topics that are big in other places that don't have the same prominance here. Medieval history is completely different when you can take a field trip to medieval battleground. It's an opportunity that shouldn't be missed. Of all my friends who did take the plunge, not one has regretted it. In fact, most have built connections which will last them lifetimes.
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• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Of course, had I been younger and with financial resources I would pursue studies in modern countries like United Kingdom or United States. I know the importance of international education especially in today's global world. Here are some of the benefits I've researched that are really worth reading: Today more than ever it is critical for the peoples of the world to learn to understand and respect one another's cultures, languages and beliefs. To succeed in today's global environment, students increasingly need to complement their academic and career learning with the international skills that allow them to understand and work with people from other countries. International education encompasses foreign language and cultural learning, exposure to global issues and challenges, study and internships abroad, and international exchanges of students, professionals, and ideas in the classroom, in the workplace, and in the virtual world. International education includes learning about effective education policies and practices abroad that we might adapt to improve education at home. Aside from these, the international qualification you will get are more highly respected so you will have a leverage and will have great chances in the job market. So I encourage the youth to go for international studies if they have the means.