Why Study Abroad in Asia?
The world has become a global village and borders are opening easily these days to allow people from different parts of the world to get immersed into different cultures. So, if you can, why not try a country different from yours when furthering your studies? Whether your goal is to be a Cosmetic Consultant in Canada or a business analyst in Africa, Asian schools have it all to equip you for a rewarding career and to top it all, you get to experience a diverse culture while you study.
Why study in Asia? For these reasons and more.
- Language Skills and Networking
Whether you study on Asia, Malaysia, Thailand or Singapore, you will have to learn a new language as well as learn to interact with people of diverse cultures. Asia is a melting pot of people from all over the world, which makes it an interesting place to develop your networking skills. The world is developing at such a pace that bilingualism is becoming an important aspect in job application. Asia is made up of 48 countries, so you can imagine how advantaged you would be learning a few of those languages.
- Diverse Culture
Asia is known for upholding punctuality, respect for all, courtesy, and it also has a strong emphasis on good education. Not to say that the rest of the world does not uphold these values, but they are deeply entrenched in Asians. The world could learn a thing or several from the continent. So, as long as you keep an open mind and allow yourself to get immersed in this new culture, you could end up being a better person after your studies. Oh, and the food! Korea’s haemul tang, Japan’s sushi, China’s char siew chicken, and a fusion of Malaysia and Singapore’s impossibly good food will change the way you look at food altogether!
- Top-tier institutions
Over the last decade, the education quality in Asia has gone up several notches to enable the continent compete globally. University degrees from the continent are recognized world over, which is what has made it a top destination for those seeking to further their studies. Making it even better, most of these schools are cheaper than their counterparts in other parts of the world. The cost of living is also reasonably low too and needy students have access to scholarships and work-study programs.
- Tourism while Studying
The continent is a popular destination for tourists and so you will be surrounded by beautiful places. As a student, you pay less for more. Imagine all you can do with this exposure in this era of Instagram and general social media. In a single trip, you could visit Phuket, Lanta, Tao, Phi Phi, Pha-Ngan, Samui, and Krabi. How cool is that? So much material for the potential travel blog you will create, and also, so much potential in passive income.
Most schools will require you to take a year studying the language before you can start your studies, within which time you become fluent and well-oriented. Are you willing to give it a try?