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Why Studying Abroad at the Best Colleges Makes Sound Financial Sense

The Benefits Of Studying Abroad

There was a time when if you graduated from a college course you were sure to land yourself with a prestigious job and a high Paying Salary. However today the current economic situation is has left many millennials wondering whether a college education is worth the time and money spent on it.

More particular for students from countries like India, the question also arises whether it is worth the while to jump on to the band wagon of Studying Abroad. These students see all their friends going abroad to study in the best universities across the world and ask themselves the question, whether it would be wiser for them to spend the extra bucks in obtaining a degree from a prestigious College Overseas or whether it would be wiser to stay back in India. We explore the question from various angles.

Costs vs Benefits Of Studying Abroad

Whenever a company takes a decision regarding a new investment it does a CBA analysis, also known as a cost-benefit analysis. It is important that you do a similar analysis when deciding on whether to study abroad or not.

The costs of studying abroad are Obvious and Tangible, such as the cost of tuitions, which are high when compared to the costs of study in India, living expenses and travel expenses.

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Also, the intangible cost of staying from loved ones for an extended period of time needs to be considered. Having considered the costs, lets take a look at some of the benefits that studying abroad can bring.

  • Make Friends from across cultures
  • Improve your English speaking and communication skills
  • Increase your personal brand value
  • Build an Alumni Network.

This benefits, though intangible are nevertheless of great value to the student and add to his experience and his employability throughout his life.

A student who has returned after studying abroad will be given preference over other candidates in job selection as he brings with him, not only a global culture but also a network of contacts from different countries of the world.

Return On Investment For Studying Abroad

Apart from the intangible benefits listed above, there are also tangible benefits of studying abroad, a person who has completed his degree abroad can command a higher salary than the person who chooses to stay back in India to complete his studies. Also with Fierce Competition, it is easier to get accepted to a Tier 2 college in the USA than to get into premier institutes of education like IIT and IIM in India.

Because of the quality of education standards maintained by universities in countries such as USA, UK, Canada and Australia, studying abroad in middle rung or tier 2 universities will also provide the same return on investment that studying in a premier institute in India will provide.

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Although the costs of tuition, accommodation, books, groceries and other incidental expenses have been rising at an alarming rate and are today in the range of around 40,000 USD per year for study in the USA, the decision of studying abroad seems to make financial sense when we compare the costs with the return on investment.

A degree from a good college abroad can fetch more than 900,000 USD over 20 years. According to a study conducted by Georgetown University, a college graduate from America will earn a median salary that is 1 million USD more than a high school graduate over his or her lifetime.  

With the high rate of return on investment for studying abroad in Overseas Colleges, no wonder more and more students are opting for an overseas education. To know more about studying abroad in the best colleges, contact Global Tree at Begumpet  Hyderabad for Expert Counseling on college admissions and hassle free processing of your Student Visa.  

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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