M S Khan | 21 October 2019 | 9:35 am
Study abroad is always challenging and learning endeavor as there are lots of benefits attached to it. For study abroad, everyone needs to have certain preparations ahead of departure for the chosen destination. Those who have made their minds for higher education abroad must do some things that will facilitate their stay on a foreign land. Here are the things one needs to get in the run up to landing in preferred destination :
Choose Destination : First you need to select your desired destination. In doing so, you need to keep in mind certain things like financial health of your family, part-time work opportunity, post-study work and Permanent Residency scope plus quality of the education the country provides and study environment in the preferred country. Remember, do not go beyond what your family can afford in terms of finance.
Seek Help From Consultancy Firms : Consultancy firms are there for you when it comes to study abroad. There are certain things concerning study abroad that seem to be difficult to do on your own. To this end, student consultancy firms come to be very handy. They do the things for you and thereby facilitate getting the visa. So do not hesitate to seek helps from such a firm but go for a reliable one who has established its name strongly among student community. Consultancy firms will also provide you with valuable advice in choosing a subject or program, university and even a destination to be fit for your expectations.
Take Language Test : Having English language proficiency is a necessary requirement for higher education abroad in almost every English or any other language speaking country. So if you plan to go abroad for higher education, you need to sit for any English language test in time because English proficiency score is required by almost all foreign universities at the time of application. Again, if you have decided to pick any non-English speaking country, try to learn the country’s language alongside English if possible. Having knowledge on that language will keep you ahead in getting part-time jobs and make your way of life comfortable over there.
Ready Relevant Papers : There are some papers required for higher education abroad. Most important of them is passport. Without this document, you will not be able even to get Visa approval or Acceptance Letter from a university. So if you do not have it already, try to get it as soon as possible. Among other papers required in addition to academic papers are Police Clearance Certificate, Sponsor’s Source of Income related docs like if sponsor is businessman then trade license etc., Birth Certificates of Applicants, Sponsor’s Tax Receipts or TIN & Bank Statement. Here to note, types of papers vary from country to country like Canada asks for police clearance but USA and Europe doesn’t. However, get all those papers ready well ahead of visa application. Regarding papers, it will be wise for you to talk to your preferred consultancy firm.
Gather Knowledge On The Destination: New country new challenges. From the moment you will step into a new soil, you will get to face challenges alongside opportunities to learn. Getting knowledge about the destination before flying for it will definitely help you overcome the difficulties. The common information you can search online about the country includes food and transport prices, main mode of commute in the city your institution situated, types of employment commoners serve, popular places to visit, climate and environment etc. among others. This information will help you adapt yourself to new situation easily.
Develop As Many Skills As Possible Before Flight : Going abroad for higher education is definitely challenging and interesting too. At the same time, it provides learning window. If you equip yourself with necessary skills before leaving for the destination, dealing with new situations will be easier. Besides, various skills will also help you get part-time job.
Last words : Higher education abroad is always a smart choice as it opens new window to learn a completely different culture, way of life and get in touch with thousands of new minds. To make the dream of study abroad get a reality, one have to fulfill all the requirements and acquire as much skills as possible.
N.B : To get further information on higher study abroad, you can have consultation with BSB Global Network, a renowned student consultancy firm in Bangladesh. For details on their services and others, please make calls at 01720-557106-8, 01720-557118/23. You can also visit their site at www.bsbbd.com