“Maturity, independence, responsibility and the need to prove his mettle in this world is what Singapore has taught him.” Yet another story of a parent whose child went to Singapore Management University and has grown into a young, ambitious and conscientious man. Thank you Mrs. Jhanwar for sharing your experiences!
“It has been a remarkable journey of a rather shy and not so confident young girl, who eventually developed to a self-sufficient, confident and determined person!”
Thank you Mrs. Tuhina Mazumdar for sharing your experiences on sending your daughter to study an undergraduate program abroad.
We want to know what parents think about global education, what experiences they have had and how their children have changed. India has a good and affordable education system, then why should one study abroad? Listen to what Mrs. Shobha Agarwal has to say, whose children have studied in UK and Germany.
When we think of studying abroad, what comes to our minds first is – oh that’s going to be really expensive, and there are enough good institutions at less than half the cost in India, why should I go abroad?
Agreed, it’s expensive, but have you considered if it is worth investing in?
With ever increasing competition in the Indian education market, even 90%+ marks don’t get you a place in the top institutions which have limited seats. Many new private institutions have sprung up in India but they too charge you a hefty fee. If by spending a little more, you can study abroad and gain additional benefits of learning to communicate with different cultures, cultivate a culture of openness, acquire ability to overcome challenges in a new environment and developing a greater understanding of the world, why not?
Businesses today are looking for individuals with such traits when hiring and this will only become more and more important. Preference is for someone who has had some global engagement and can work in India and abroad with equal ease.
Surveys show that although fresh graduates with foreign degrees do not command much higher salaries than their counterparts with Indian degrees at the entry level, they are able to get 35 percent to 40 percent higher salaries with faster promotions as their careers progress. India being the fastest growing large economy in the world, seems to offer good jobs opportunities for Indian graduates.
Unconventional methods of teaching help develop independent and critical thinking and problem solving skills. A must for any job today.
Up-to-date programs and curriculums which are developed according to the industry demand give you flexibility and you are job-ready at the time you graduate.
When you travel to different countries, your worldview changes. You have the opportunity to network and develop global connections which lead to possibilities of jobs abroad. Many countries offer post study work permit, making it easier to procure jobs.
With easy bank education loans, university scholarships and opportunities to work part time while studying, the cost of education has become manageable.
Why not distinguish yourself from others and make an investment in yourself to live a quality life in the future?