Myth #1: Only the rich can afford to study abroad
The cost of studying in an institution abroad may not necessarily be more than studying in one’s own country. Often, the government sponsors the student’s abroad study programs through some scholarships. A number of private scholarships and fellowships are always there for scholars that can help them cover a good portion of their expenses.
Myth #2: Graduate programs often take more time abroad as compared to one’s own country.
This is one of the most wide-spread myth. Students often fear the option of studying abroad because of the rumour that studying abroad may take more time than it takes to study in one’s home-country. The courses in the U.S, provide you great specialization in your field, but this does not necessarily mean that it is going to take you a lot of time to complete the course. All of it depends on your performance and your learning ability.
Myth #3: One should opt to study abroad only after graduation.
The U.S, education system is considered one of the best in the world due to the fact that they provide specialization in their programs. The U.S, government spends a lot of money on the research and development fields. Thus, the colleges are well funded and they have enough resources to provide practical knowledge and specialisation to the undergrad students. This helps them build a better foundation in their students. It is a good idea to start your abroad studies as early as you can.
Myth #4: Studying abroad is not safe.
The only difference that studying abroad comes with is the difference in the education system of the countries. People may be a bit different from your home-country and the culture may be different, but we assure you that they will all be humans. Students are asked to be cautious, but associating studying abroad with a certain danger is foolish. Further, the study abroad offices notify the students about the matters of safety and health beforehand.
Myth #5: Abroad programs and degrees are not useful back at home
The degree and the knowledge you earn from an abroad program hold equal importance as the degree in your home country. The students are advised to find out about the syllabus of every class, seek your advisor’s advice on the kind of credit that can be earned and ensure that you have it in writing. You must be assured of getting credit for all your efforts abroad.