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How to convince your family on your decision to pursue a foreign degree

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The decision to pursue a degree in a foreign country is often touted as one of the best decisions you will make in your life. You will be returning not only with a well-respected degree and better prospects for your career but also with a number of friends you would have made and a whole new personality. All parents wish the best for their children, and many parents encourage their wards to study at the best universities. In fact, a number of parents go so far as to save money for their education from a young age and hone their skills for getting admission into the top universities. However, there are also parents who are concerned about the idea of sending their precious child so far away from home. If you are in such a situation then read on for some tips on selling your idea to your parents.

Prepare them to expect a new improved version of yourself

Pursuing an overseas education will help you to develop a well-rounded and independent personality. A stint at a foreign university does not fail to broaden one's outlook towards life. Explain to your parents about all the benefits an overseas education can have on your overall personality and the positive impact it will have on your future.

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Show them that you can be fiscally responsible

One major concern for parents whose children are planning to go for abroad education is that they will spend recklessly. It is up to you to show your parents that you can be fiscally responsible while you stay far away from them. Start budgeting for all your expenses in a notebook or on your computer. If possible find a part-time job to earn your own money and show your parents that you can be trusted with money. And if you can save enough to fund a part of your education then their pride in you will know no bounds.

Reassure them of your safety

In the current world scenario, it is not surprising that parents are concerned about sending their wards to a new country to study. You can reassure your parents by telling them about the security arrangements at your university. Many universities have additional safety measures for foreign students such as transfer from the airport to the university to ensure their safety. Make up a schedule for calling them or video chatting to show them that you are serious about keeping in touch while you pursue your abroad education. One of the best ways you can convince your parents to let you study at a foreign university is by getting them to visit Global Tree for a free consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The common notion is that foreign universities are expensive, although with scholarships this is an exaggerated issue. What many fail to consider are time and effort. Studying in an Indian college leads to a lower average salary than earned by our western counterparts. This salary sets the tone for all future promotions since companies often look at your previous salaries during compensation appraisals. Additionally, most senior positions tend to be scooped up by individuals who have an international outlook through global exposure.  Finally, studying in a foreign country is an incredible learning experience helping students get a better academic as well as soft skill development.

Canada has been one of the market leaders in education for decades. However, what currently sets Maple Country apart is immigration. Canada is wholeheartedly inviting students to study in their universities to fill job vacancies that are always growing in the country. Students who study in Canada (especially a Master’s Degree) are practically assured of a Permanent Residency Visa.

A good score doesn’t automatically qualify a candidate for a scholarship, however, it is one of the primary factors that the admissions department looks for in a scholarship application. There are other attributes such as a candidate’s academics, extra-curricular, financial background, and application essays (SOPs).

We get this question a lot. Many candidates know which career path they want to take, but are at a loss for how to take that journey. Understanding the job role and the industry that you want to get into is the first step to picking the right university.

Carefully consider the immigration options of the country that the university that you are considering is in. This is more important when you intend to stay back in the country after the completion of your course.

Also, review the placement history of the university as well.

The first step is to list your preferences. By listing your preferences and strengths, describe your course of preference. Extensive research on the modules, software and its length for your preferred subject is necessary.


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