I am a regular reader of Happy Schools Blog and I have gained quiet a lot of tips for applying for MS, but now I am confused weather I should apply for MS or not, after doing a foreign internship in Brazil.
I am a student in one if the NIT’s and was selected in scheme by a government scheme and was sent to Brazil for doing the internship. ( USA Lifestyle in 20 factors )
After going there I did not like it much staying there as most of the people did not interacted and socialized much and no Indians were there.
Although my project was very good and I liked it but besides the project I did not like it much staying there.
So now I am confused whether I should apply for MS in USA or not, if the social aspects would same as that in Brazil.
Lifestyle for Foreign Students
It will take time to adjust to lifestyle in different country.
You need to have good friends and support structure around you. When you go on internship or short trip, its tough to get used to life around.
In USA, you will find several Indians to get along at work or at school.
Even in USA, it will take time to settle down, if you don’t have good friends around.
I was talking to a person who came to USA for Fall 2012 and see what she had to say
The university is nice, the classes are interesting. Otherwise life is dull, lonely and depressing. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to change, sadly.
We have heard similar experiences shared by students coming to USA. But, if you get through one semester, you will get used to new lifestyle.
To make your life easier , make friends, hang out with them. When you have good friends circle, you have things to do together, watch movies and hang out.
But, I can definitely say that life in USA is not same as lifestyle you have described in Brazil. It’s lot different and probably you will find lot of Indian friends to hang out.
So, social life in America will be different for Indians. I have been living in USA and just came back after spending 2 months in Europe. American lifestyle is much more easier in terms of home, day to day life, etc (Updated in 2015).