There can be 100’s of reasons to study abroad and live, travel abroad. But, from my experience in listening and interacting with so many Indian students, studying abroad means just one thing – money, money and money.
Money can be one criteria but it should be “THE Criteria”. There are so many things you will learn while living and studying abroad.
Don’t chase after the money right from Day 1 of your student life. Instead chase experience and exposure. Chase Knowledge and Grades, not just money.
You have a life time to earn money and your are not going to attend college for a life time.
While I was doing research on this topic, I came across one of the best presentations titled : 26 Things You Will Learn While Living Abroad
26 things listed in the slideshow pretty much sums the experience you will have while studying abroad. It reflects what I have learned in these years.
Plus you get to experience life as a student. Experiencing life as a student gives you a different and broader perspective than moving to a country to work.
Here’s are few more things you will learn while living and studying abroad.
- It gives you life long experience
- It gives you perspective of different people
- Learn to appreciate other cultures
- Can shift your understanding
- Grow your knowledge
What did you learn while living and studying abroad?
P.S : You are coming to USA for better education and future. First comes education, then career and future. Don’t waste your time, by working 40 hours and 60 hours illegally in hotels, gas stations to save $400 per month, while you should be spending that time to get educated. That knowledge can give you extra $4,000 or $40,000 or $4Million after you graduate.