The decision to study abroad is a major decision in
life. Studying abroad is a life-transforming experience. Of course, studying
abroad can open the doors to new cultures, social practices, and many
opportunities. However, this may not be the best choice for many individuals.
There are many blogs related to why to study abroad. Today, we have summarized
the reasons why not to study abroad. These facts may help you decide against
studying abroad for your educational degree.
Disadvantages of Studying Abroad
With recent trends of student looking to immigrate and study abroad. They fail to consider the disadvantages of studying abroad and just look at glitz and glamour with abroad education. Here are few point student fail to consider:
Financial Reality: The major
factor that can influence a person’s decision to study abroad is how expensive
or cheap higher education can be. The collective tuition fees, books and course
materials expenses, living expenses, food and groceries, travel costs,
insurance, etc. spent for educational degrees like bachelor's and master’s courses
can add up to be very expensive, creating an overall financial burden that not
everyone can easily manage. Some people might also opt to take personal and student
loans, or even use family finances and savings to complete their college
degrees which is a big decision to contemplate before deciding to study abroad.
Cultural Shift: The
lucrative culture abroad is a glitz in media today. However, this glamour can
be easily overshadowed by the challenges associated with adapting to a completely
different way of life. Homesickness, language barriers, and cultural
differences can be huge contributing factors to health issues like depression,
anxiety, and loneliness, which can jeopardize the overall study objective.
Language Barriers: Although many
international university degree programs offer courses in English, it is still
possible for individuals to face language barriers that can hinder their
academic growth. Those who are not proficient in the English language can have
high frustration built up when they are not able to communicate well or compete
in such an environment.
Expensive Healthcare: The
healthcare system abroad is quite different than it is in Nepal. It is more
expensive which means only limited health coverage is available abroad. So, for
people who have multiple health issues, it is a worrisome concern as students
who need to focus well on their college classes cannot manage their health
needs and overall well-being while studying.
Family Responsibilities: Not
everyone has the liberty to complete their education degree from abroad due to
their family responsibilities. For some students, their family commitments can
have a higher priority over their decision to study abroad. Aging parents, young
siblings, or other family responsibilities are major concerns for many. In this
scenario, the idea of moving to another location can have more negative effects
on your mental health and even so, for an extended period of time can hamper
Immigration Issues: Most university
degree programs abroad require strict adherence to immigration laws. Almost all
students require a valid visa and active student status to retain their visa
status. Failure to maintain the visa status can lead to cancellation of visas
and expulsion from the enrolled college program. For more information regarding Immigration law, check the Nepal Immigration Act. This pressure can be real if
you are also working as a part-time worker while studying.
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