Making a big decision like leaving the comfort and familiarity of your current academic environment and moving to a whole new country to pursue your education can be extremely daunting. As the initial excitement of visiting a new place and starting a new phase wears off, the doubts and the panic start kicking in. But it is important to not get bogged down by the fear of the unknown and unexplored in order to give yourself a chance to learn new things and have new experiences that could possibly end up changing your life.
Although scary, there is more to gain than to lose by deciding to go abroad to study. It will open up a whole new world and show you things you might only have ever read about or watched on television. One gets to explore the culture and traditions, the cuisine, the lifestyle of a brand new country that is different from theirs. Being in a new place with new people also helps in meeting a variety of people from different walks of life as well as different countries that will give a person a chance to make brand new friendships and learn more about the world in the process. Even outside the classroom, this experience can be extremely informative.
But there are a few things one must take under consideration to expect when they move to a different country.
When the novelty and euphoria of being in a new place starts wearing off, the stress and the anxiety starts kicking in. It is only natural for such a thing to happen considering the fact that you are miles away from home and in a new environment all by yourself. Accepting the oncoming stress will help in managing it and reducing it as opposed to running from it which will only increase the panic. It helps to know that you’re not the only one there that is going through this first time experience and that there are a lot of others in the same situation and as scared as you possibly might be. Seeking out other such people will help in bringing about a sense of calm for yourself.
It is possible that one may face problems in communication due to the fact that the local language at the destination of your choice may be unfamiliar to you. Or even if the language is familiar, the accents might be your point of perplexity. So to avoid such a situation, one can familiarize themself with the language of the place they have chosen before embarking upon the journey. Even just basic knowledge wouldn’t hurt so long as you can make yourself understood in their language to avoid problems.
Acclimating to a new environment can be quite challenging and hence can bring about health concerns. Hence one must be aware of their own health conditions and be prepared for the eventuality if in case they fall ill. Having your own personal medications and remedies is always a good idea.
Migrating to a different country isn’t all bad. Going to a new place will open up a bunch of new territories just waiting for you to explore and experience. The initial shock of so much new cultural information will quickly wear off and then give you opportunities to involve yourself completely in the new surroundings thus presenting you with a plethora of new sounds, tastes, colours and people. All you have to do is reach out and grab it as a whole new world awaits.
All in all, one has to be ready to take a step forward and work around the uncertainty of the situation by being well informed and well prepared to give themselves an amazing opportunity at having a whole new life, because such an experience will be educational both inside and outside the classroom.
What Edwise Students Studying Abroad Says.. ?
“The city is heavenly beautiful and the university is amazing. It is like living in dreams but you are actually living the dream life. Being very thankful to Edwise for making my dreams come true.”
Name: Amit Kedia
University: University of Bedfordshire
“Edwise has been really helpful from the very beginning. From selecting universities and country for studies to visa application and pre-departure events. Although I was anxious and worried about going to right place, everything went smoothly. Thanks a ton to Edwise for being very prompt at helping.”
Name: Binal Solanki
University: Centennial College
“It has been a great experience. Thanks to my counselor for proper guidance and assistance. Making to the University of my Wish would have been impossible without Edwise.”
Name: Rajan Kher
University: University of Pittsburgh
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