Learn Vocabulary With News
Vocabulary with news will mention and reference different news articles regarding a specific topic. For this blog post, the topic is studying abroad. As you read, you will come across bolded words which their meaning will follow.
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Studying abroad is an attractive idea for many students as it’s an exciting opportunity to travel, live, and immerse yourself in a different culture. However, many face financial obstacles (an object that makes it difficult for you to go where you want to go) such as tuition fees, books, health insurance (arrangement where you pay money to a company and they pay you if something unpleasant happens), housing, and meals that deter students from taking that step.
While schools vary in terms of tuition, insurance, and accommodation fees, the ultimate question students and parents ask is “is it worth the investment?” According to Reuters, Brown University students “must pay $24,136 for a semester in such locations as London and Kyoto, Japan, excluding health insurance, travel, housing, meals, books, and miscellaneous (different things that are difficult to categorize) expenses.”
So, is it worthwhile to invest in studying abroad when local schools are just as good or prestigious (respected and admired by people) as others?
Studying Abroad – Yay Or Nay?
According to the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE)’s World of Learning: Canadian Post-Secondary Students and the Study Abroad Experience report, 91% of employers believe studying abroad reap numerous benefits such as understanding cultural differences in the workplace.
An online survey, reported by universitystudy.ca also revealed 93% of students who have studied abroad felt more comfortable to work in a culturally diverse (made up of a wide variety) environment “and had increased their knowledge of international affairs”. A news report by the South China Morning Post also detailed the salary (money someone earns each year) benefits to return Chinese students.
While there are numerous blog posts and news articles detailing how great it is to study abroad, how can you evaluate the costs of studying abroad? In 2015, Reuters published an interview with Stacie Berdan, author of “A Parent Guide to Study Abroad” to clear up some complexities and financial difficulties of studying abroad.
Where Would You Want To Study?
Did you know that the United Kingdom has the most international students in their schools? According to The World University Rankings, United Kingdom dominates in the most international students. Let us know where you would like to study!