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Why Study Abroad for UG after CBSE 2012 Exam?

by Abhishek Jha

An Undergraduate/UG program abroad is perfect for you because:

  • You can't find the right opportunity in India for your chosen career path
  • You can't make it to your dream college/course since the seats are already occupied
  • You want to try out a couple of things and then decide - but you can't pull it off in India
  • You want to see the world, travel and have fun in college. You want to know more about different cultures.
  • You want the best job possible once your studies are done
  • You want college to add to your overall development and not just academic developmen


How exactly does a UG course abroad add value?

Newsflash: In 2007, 1,60,000 Indian students traveled to the USA, Canada, UK and other countries for education.

Education abroad is becoming increasingly popular among Indian students


Statistics show that the number of Indian students opting for higher studies abroad has consistently been increasing. In recent times, businesses have increasingly become global and this has in turn made education abroad a more valuable experience. While there are a number of world famous schools in India, they admit a limited number of students. Also, reservations are a reason why many Indian students can't get admissions despite good grades.

Superior Facilities and Infrastructure

Educational facilities in the USA, Canada & UK are among the best in the world.

Universities have long histories, with many students making a vital contribution to the respective domain/industry/economy in the course of their careers. In terms of infrastructure, they have very well equipped labs, libraries, dormitories, etc, along with recreational and sports facilities, both of which are par excellence.

Research and development work are given great importance and this in turn leads to excellent opportunities for students to pursue research topics of their liking.



Flexible Course Structure
Students have the option of choosing the appropriate pace for their studies. For instance, a number of students have been found to work as "co-op students" in order to gain industry exposure while continuing their studies. This not only gives them financial support, but also helps them stay abreast of the latest developments in industry. Universities allow students to restructure their courses by opting for electives so that they can pursue their interests.

Placements
Extensive alumni networking, academia-industry confluences, seminars and numerous other events contribute to healthy placements. Your college experience will put you in touch with a lot of people from around the world. You can expect placement either in the US/Canada/UK or anywhere else in the world, thus giving your career a global platform.

Further Studies
Whether it's an MS/MTech or a PhD or an MBA that you are looking at, your application will have the added advantage that comes with an international degree. Apart from great training which will equip you suitably for higher studies, you also gain insights into their academic system. This in turn should help you perform better in your academic pursuits.

Campus Life/Diversity
Your experience of studying abroad will add to your sense of responsibility and initiative. You will see new avenues of fulfilling your ambition. You will also find it easier to communicate, make friends and work with people from all over the world.

Thus opting for undergraduate studies abroad can be the best decision of your life! Apart from its impact on your academic training, it has tremendous value as an experience that will broaden your horizons and propel your career to great heights.

Sounds exciting, doesn't it? Join LearnHub's Undergraduate Community to figure out how you can make it to a great university in the US/UK/Canada for your undergraduate studies.




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    nehaday
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    nehadaySat, 20 Jul 2013 15:00:05 -0000

    hi
    i am a 12th pass student from andhra prades with 91% in my 10th ICSE and 96% in my 12th.Do you think i can handle the academics in usa and stand out with good grades.Please answer me fast as i have little time to decide.
    Regards,
    Neha

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    akhi24
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    akhi24Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:47:21 -0000

    Is it a good idea to do my undergraduate studies abroad?? I've passed 10th std and have little time left to decide. Pls reply b4 i join sm coaching institution??

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    upasakrahi
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    Sun, 14 Apr 2013 17:34:08 -0000

    If u can afford the cost and the expenses then going for abroad studies will be the best in this competitive market in INDIA..

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    shashank_srivastava46
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    Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:04:37 -0000

    Hi…….
    I am a B.Sc student……I have passed 10 with 81% and 12 with 67.25% from ICSE…….I wanna do Computer course from abroad but it will cost around 40 lakhs ……..I wanna know all the financial possibilities to support my study……may it be a loan, scholarship or financial aid….anything

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    priya-1Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:03:48 -0000

    hiii….. i am doing b.com(h) from delhi university. i am in second year. i want to go to abroad for mba. please suggest me that what should i do? how can i take the admission? As i heard that we have to clear kat for taking admission in mba. is there such type of processor which i have to complete to take admission there?

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    nik-07Thu, 20 Sep 2012 18:51:24 -0000

    hii madam..,
    i completed aircraft maintenance engineering(avionics) from a DGCA approved college at delhi on last june of 2012…its licence course and more over area of scope is very much limited….so i'am looking for a BE course in abroad..,which can be usefull to become an AME & same time provides a variety of scope to work other than aviation..i want to work in technical field

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    kousyMon, 10 Oct 2011 14:40:17 -0000

    Please suggest which is the best board igcse or cbse …to get admission in usa for U.G . which board is the preferred one..?

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    navdeeepWed, 15 Jun 2011 13:39:32 -0000

    please sugest australian colleges

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    geetareddyTue, 04 Jan 2011 10:54:16 -0000

    Hi,

    Please suggest good college /university for BBA course in DUBAI for indian girl

    Thanks,
    Geeta

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    nitu_seriacoolgang
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    Amulya MademTue, 29 Jun 2010 11:07:41 -0000

    What are the tests to be taken to get into a college in UK to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Engineering?

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    Oren LahavThu, 16 Apr 2009 13:04:48 -0000

    Tanisha- I think going abroad to finish a degree is an option. It'll give you a great education and better prospects later on, but it'll be expensive, you should keep that in mind. It's also a complicated process, especially in terms of securing a visa, so there's a risk you'll get stuck in the process.

    Even if you become an undergrad in the US, you'll still need 16 years of education and at least 2 years of work experience to get into a master's program (and with the new Employ Americans Act it's really hard for international business students to get jobs, according to what I've heard). MS in accounting isn't highly popular, but an MBA with a concentration in accounting, or a Master in Finance degree will serve your purposes too.

    Good luck.

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    Md. HalimThu, 16 Apr 2009 12:54:57 -0000

    Dear Tanisha,
    I think u must complete ur BCOM first. As you are in the 2nd year its wiser to complete ur Bachelor's. For that You are thinkin to go To the States for Graduation, u should prepare for the G.R.E[GRADUATE RECORD EXAM], and GMAT , for that we have communities here in Learnhub. Join them and Best Wishes.

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    Tanisha jajooWed, 15 Apr 2009 08:17:37 -0000

    I am curently pursuin B.com and C. A here in india, n i wish to go to the states for my further studies. I have completed my second year in b.com. Do you think its wsie to apply to the universities in the states as an international transfer student ? As per my research there are very few top league universities that offer an MS in accounting or finance or alike, n they too require 16 yrs of education and some sort of experience, that is why im not convinced of the idea of goin there for masters and not undergrad. do you think im being logical ?? pls help..im really confused …

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    Sureshbala
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    SureshThu, 26 Mar 2009 09:59:26 -0000

    Dear Ahmad,

    You can consider doing MS in USA or Canada. You can choose some of the best universities abroad using our School Finder In order to get into some of the top universities abroad you must get a good score in GRE and TOEFL Join our GRE community and you will definitely find very good resources that will help you to crack GRE. For information regarding scholarships and financial aid please join our Scholarships and Financial Aid community.

    Regards

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    maaz ahmadTue, 03 Mar 2009 14:44:38 -0000

    i m a student of engg. in Information Technology.
    plz tell me that what is the best suited course for me for my higher studies & from which University of which country ????
    if there is any scholarship program , Plz tell me …..

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    jevtexSat, 24 Jan 2009 05:20:43 -0000

    very valuable information thank you

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    MaithiliThu, 22 Jan 2009 09:49:29 -0000

    its very useful to myself

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    MaithiliThu, 22 Jan 2009 09:50:54 -0000

    which course may be upcoming the program in forein countries

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    oLahav
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    Oren LahavWed, 07 Jan 2009 17:59:09 -0000

    Regarding popular courses- among the top you'll find a large variety. On the one hand many students go to engineering, business or IT programs which are very hard to get into in India. On the other hand you'll find Indian students who go abroad to study the liberal arts (from communication and psychology to philosophy and literature) since those programs are a lot more prevalent in schools abroad.

    I couldn't find good statistics breaking down study abroad figure by Indian regions yet, but I'll post it if I do find anything.

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    SureshFri, 30 Jan 2009 13:46:50 -0000

    Dear maithili,

    I guess Oren has already your query in the above post. Please go through it

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    Anshumali SaxenaSat, 03 Jan 2009 17:48:56 -0000

    What are he most popular course-choices of Indian students wanting to go overseas? And which Indian states have the maximum students going overseas - are their any state education board which are actively helping/promoting overseas studies?

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    Anshumali SaxenaSat, 03 Jan 2009 17:45:29 -0000

    Which courses are top favourites in overseas studies for Indians?

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    asmit06344Sun, 16 Nov 2008 13:55:55 -0000

    thanks alot for a well suguestion .

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    gilman_coolSat, 08 Nov 2008 18:30:03 -0000

    it is fabulous work for encouraging students.And also a good information

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    saumil shrivastavaWed, 15 Oct 2008 15:10:18 -0000

    This indeed is an important information.

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    TiffanyMon, 06 Oct 2008 18:23:00 -0000

    Great information. I think the most important aspect of living studying abroad is absorbing the new culture you are living in. People tend to live and think on different wavelengths, and the exposure to the diversity, ideas and opinions you will come across are vital to becoming a well-rounded and intelligent person.

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    maanyanagpalWed, 01 Oct 2008 18:50:21 -0000

    this info is sooo true…. well thought

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    dramitguptaWed, 01 Oct 2008 15:40:04 -0000

    when i read this article i just hoped it should have surfaced 18yrs back, but i would always remember the same for my kids. great article

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    SureshSat, 27 Sep 2008 13:24:19 -0000

    nice info and thanks a lot for the efforts put to present this article…

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    sravanreddyFri, 26 Sep 2008 12:38:08 -0000

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