study abroad or not?
March 9, 2009 8:05am CST
You have a chance. For example, a scholarship. You can go to study abroad but it is not that easy. If you choose to take the scholarship, you could be stuck with many clauses in contact with the one who provides you this. However, it lightens the fees for yourself. Do you want to take it?
9 Mar 09
Yes,i 'd love to.It is my dream to study abroad,I think about it a long time,but i jsut don't have the chance and don't have enough money to go abroad. Now i have the chance ,i can study abroad,and i can take my scholarship,i don't mind if the road is not flat,i don't mind the problems.These problems can solved if you treat it well! So if you have the chance,just take it!
11 Mar 09
More experience or exposure is personal property to be cherished for life. I did not study abroad, but i had opportunity to work in joint ventures and travel a lot overseas. Only when you have a large exposure, will you have a more accommodating heart, understanding mind, and overall competence. Overseas study is no fun for most students, as other than the financial and cutural barriers, you must face the torture of loneliness. Scholarship is to help the financing. In life we need to learn how to compromise, if there is no alternative, you have to choose the scholarship.
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 09
I would take the opportunity to study abroad if I got it. I did do in fact when I was in my second year at university. I went to the Netherlands for four months. I studied English Literature with post graduate students and visited students on teaching practice. I think it gave me one of the best times in my life so I recommend studying abroad.
10 Mar 09
Yes I would. In a heart beat. I've already done it. I am from Canada and 4 years ago I was presented with the same opportunity. I got to choose a country and although there were some great places to go like Spain, France, Australia and England, I chose to go to Denmark because it was the only place that I knew very little about. One of the conditions of my contract was that I had to keep a blog of my experiences and share it with my university, and when I got home I had to go around to classes and promote the program. It was very easy. I travelled alot and got to see Spain, France, Greece, Italy, and Belgium. But the best part is, while living in Denmark, I met a gorgeous English boy and we are now engaged and planning to get married next year. The moral of the story? Things might be scary and look difficult, but stretch yourself out of your comfort zone because you never know what you might see, do and achieve for yourself. You owe it to yourself to see the world and learn something new.
9 Mar 09
Why not? I will happily go abroad if I get a good university with aid.. Obviously I still have to consider living expenses, travelling and other things and have a backup financial plans. But then if everything falls in place I would love to go abroad.. Get to meet new people, new culture, and of course better education!
9 Mar 09
As for me,the bad news is that I also wonder whether I should take the scholarship or not,but the good news is that by so far no one seems willing to offer me this and hence I needn't to worry about it...LOL... You should consider both the financial situation of your family and the ideas of yourself.Good luck making a perfect decision about this.
9 Mar 09
i went overseas to study actually. But it wasn't exactly very pleasant. I think i'm just too pampered in my country's security that i take for granted that i'd be 'safe' there too. And of course there is the case of being treated as 2nd class citizens. Like some people "look down" on asians and stuff. It's pretty normal stuff. But, yes i would still go and study for my education. Why deprive myself right. =)