June 17, 2008 12:25pm CST
In my country there are lots of people who want to go abroad for higher studies. There they have to work and after that they can study. Because there are not many people who can afford foreign study. While they can spend a lot of easier life in their homeland they choose to go abroad. Maybe they think that they can get a better job or a foreign certificate will have more value than domestic certificates. So do you think this is a good step to go abroad for higher study?
• United States
17 Jun 08
Nice topic here. Going abroad for higher studies can help broaden one's horizon. You can learn about a different cultures, can take a peek at their view of the world etc. We have to admit that the education system in one's country is about all the same. But why are Ivy League schools more popular and everyone who can get in, tries so hard to get in? It's the same concept. They offer something more, an experience or learning that may not be available in other schools. I did go abroad for my Masteral and I can tell you it's a wonderful experience. I look at things now in a different perspective and I gained a new found respect and pride for my country and our educational system. And the downside? When I got back home, ready to share what I have learned, I carried with me a stigma that I would demand more money, that I would come in and change the system and the like. I found myself defending it. It was frustrating. But I'm glad that someone saw all the potentially good things I can bring to the table. I am happily employed now and I am planning on going for more post-graduate studies...and yes...abroad!
3 Aug 08
In any third world country, the grass is always greener at the other side of the fence. It is always the concept that people could earn more abroad and one cannot fault these people as all they wanted is to give a better life and bright future to their families.
19 Jun 08
A lot of persons has the impression that going abroad is better than being at home. I love my country education and would not go abroad. Some of the persons who goes to places like America finds it to be lighter work load and easier subjects. A lot of my friends tell me that the education system there is easier on the head so they prefer it than the english system that we has adopted in the Caribbean. I think it is better to be educated in one's country.