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In your history classes, you might have heard about Hiuen-Tsang, Megasthenes, Fa-Hien, Al-Masudi, Al-beruni, Marco Polo, IbnBatuta and Athanasius Nikitin who are not only foreign travellers but also scholars. They travelled a lot across the world to educate themselves since travelling was the best mode of education in those days. If you want to study abroad, you need to be a traveller.
Though the education system has changed dramatically since then, it is still to be exploited like a travelling soldier to not only reap the full benefits but also make your abroad education highly successful in all aspects. Hence, it is mandatory for every aspirant of higher studies to plan their foreign education and thoroughly execute the study abroad plan.
First, decide the course of study and the country after an extensive research. It won’t take much time if your course of study is an extension to your under graduation. If it is different or you want to study something different, then you need to do a small kind of research on the internet to select the course of study for your higher studies in a foreign land. Read the blogs on higher education, talk to your friends who are studying abroad education.
This will give you plenty of information on the courses and their employability across the world. This also give you precious information regarding foreign destinations, cultures and their lifestyles. Analyse and assimilate the information and choose the best course and destination for your foreign education. Overseas education consultancies also give you plethora of information to plan your higher studies abroad and Global Opportunities Pvt. Ltd proved its forte in imparting information regarding foreign education.
Once you gather information regarding abroad education, you will come to know that you have to take the standardized tests such as IELTS, PTE and TOEFL which are mandatory for every aspirant of abroad education. Apart from them, you may have to take SAT (for under graduation), GRE (for Masters) and GMAT (for MBA), if you are planning for the USA. Rest of the countries, only language proficiency test score is enough.
So join an institution where you find fewer crowds because you get personal attention and discuss all your doubts clearly. Thus you can make your preparation thoroughly and effectively and in one attempt you can get the required scores. Otherwise, you may waste time and money in retaking the tests to get the intended scores. Make sure that this step of yours must be very calculated.
As soon as you get your test scores, you can start your application process. It requires transcripts of all your previous qualifications, Statement of Purpose and Recommendation Letters. To be on safe side, apply to at least 4 universities. If your candidature is confirmed by any university, it will send you an offer letter indicating approval of your admission. Once you receive offer letter or admission letter from the university, you can apply for Visa for the respective country.
Visit the immigration websites of respective countries to know the rules and regulations, requirements and the procedure to apply for the visa. Get ready with all the necessary documents and apply for the visa to book the appointment for the visa interview. Now without wasting time tune your mind to prepare for the visa interview. Though it is simple, you are not supposed to take it easy. Browse the frequently asked questions in visa interviews and start framing answers to those questions in a simple and straightforward way. At least, 3 to 4 rehearsals to be done before you attend the visa interview.
For this purpose, you can exploit two resources: scholarships and bank loans. Find out whether you are eligible for any kind of scholarships from the universities. It relieves your financial burden to some extent. The other being study loans. Your visit to any bank gives you complete information regarding study loans.
Once your visa is approved, you can start your preparation for your departure. According to the checklist sent by the university (it can be found in the offer letter), you need to be ready with all the required things. If you need any help, you can now contact your friends or acquaintances in that country for further information.
Once you arrive at a foreign destination, you need to register with the concerned local office seeking permission to live there. This is mandatory for the most of the countries. Hence before you leave, you need to gather this information with respect to the country you are going to visit. With this registration, all your legal aspects regarding study abroad are going to be completed.
As soon as you land there, you need to get rid of all the inhibitions and mingle with the student community there and gather as much information as possible regarding your studies and if needed part-time jobs. This kind of extrovert nature helps you to be not only comfortable but also successful in your foreign education trip.