Expert Talk: Why Go Abroad for Your Higher Studies?

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According to the report presented by Indian Students Mobility 2016, Indian students have surpassed Chinese students in making applications for study abroad programs.

Why is it that almost every student wants to pursue his/ her higher education in a foreign university?

Is it that the Indian education system really lacks the infrastructure for providing right educational opportunities to its students?

In order to find out answers to these questions and to gain some interesting insights about studying abroad, we talked vis-à-vis with Shailesh Jain, a study abroad consultant at Girnar Global, Ludhiana.

Girnar Global recently won the Best in Class “International Education and Career Counseling” at Global Achievers Forum.

Why do you vouch for study abroad programs for Indian students?

I have had the experience of studying in both India and U.S.

As a pass out from California State University, Northridge; I can differentiate the amount of exposure you get by studying in two study destinations. Even though there is not much difference in textbooks and curriculum, the teaching patterns are quite different.

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While elucidating the main differences, he mentioned “The U.S. universities emphasize a lot on output based learning whereas Indian universities still prioritize the age-old pattern of content-based learning. As parents and students, we are smart enough in deciding which method promises to yield better results.”

Besides the system of education that is followed in 2 countries, is there any other major difference?

By studying in an international university you get to network with people from different parts of the world. It doesn’t only help you in networking but makes you a much better person. You learn to adapt quickly to new places, culture and become a stronger person. Then, there are a lot better career prospects available for you when you pass out from a reputed international university.

What is the most important factor determining the output of your college or university learning?

The students with whom you study are more important than anything else. If you happen to study with the curious, intelligent and energetic boatload of students, there will be much more output than otherwise. It is because you will be motivated to perform better and learn new things.

What do you think makes Girnar Global one of the best study abroad consultancy firms in North India?

It’s our commitment and dedication towards our work. We personally scrutinize the case of every student and offer our expertise on the basis of same. We are a name to reckon with success and hard work. This is something that has helped us make an exponential growth in our career graph.

Do you have any advice for students who aspire to study abroad?

The factor that plays the most crucial role in your study abroad journey is the choice of your counselor or education consultant. You must strive hard on researching the available options and choosing the one that is nothing less than the best. Given that there are many fraudulent people present in the market, you must rely on the feedback of previous students along with the market reputation of the consultancy firm.

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