June 11, 2010

Study Abroad for Higher Education

Study Abroad still remains the most demanding education programs for Indian students. The reason behind is foreign tag or stamp that they will have in their resume after successful completion of their education. A big chunk of Indian students are going overseas for coveted diplomas or degrees in varied fields, so that they can move into the fast-track career path. Absolutely, education abroad lends great credibility, for aspirants as well as industry are aware of the quality being delivered by various of the institutions across the world, though some have opened as mere shops too, which we need to be cautious about. Study in USA, the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, France, New Zealand, etc., offer programs across all sectors; just name one and you will find a plethora of them starting from foundation to specialized levels.

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Study Abroad Programs
According to BestIndiaEducation.com some important aspects for study abroad that we need to appear at before we really going to the offshore country. Let's look at them one by one:

How to Decide a Program – Tab your aptitude first and go for subjects and programs hat you are interested in. Don’t get swayed by the current trends. A course catering to a special industry may not fetch the similar high salary after three to 5 years, which it is offering to applicants presently. But if you find interest in a particular subject then you will always find ways to shine in your work area; you can even think of starting your own venture in the related field, in the future.

Countries and Popular Programs – Education programs in Information Technology, business and management are mainly popular with countries like the US, UK, France and Singapore. You can find Germany to be the best place for science and engineering programs. Medicine and Aeronautics programs are quite known in the United States and Russia. programs in finance and accounting are something that the USA and Australia suggest in full swing. For hospitality and travel programs,  you can look at the UK, Australia and Singapore. Whereas, for fashion and design programs, Italy and France are favorite destination.

Start Doing Research for Study Abroad – Make a full study of the sources for scholarships, fellowships, financial aid, work study or other assistance available. Opportunities for part time work and related policy in the university must be studied well in advance, though the initial priority should only be studies. Catch the academic requirements, including the acceptability of Indian qualifications, confirmed by the admission authorities. Google's search engine, embassies of many overseas universities in India can give you all information about different education programs you intend to go for in a specific country.

Visa Interview – You want a valid student visa to study in a country offshore. Interview is a part of your visa application process. The visa officer’s aim is to be convinced that your study plans are genuine and workable. In the beginning, you must dress up in a proper outfit. Bring all the supporting documents in a presentation folder. Know the order of documents so that in case a visa official asks for some document then you should be quick enough to present that. Be ready to clearly state your educational goals; your major; why you chose that major; your graduate school plans, future plans, etc. In addition you should be fair about the cost of living, the course and the finances part. Always maintain eye contact with the visa officer while answering the questions. Don’t be tense, you might skip significant information.

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