Studying abroad can offer incredible opportunities for anyone who wants to make new friends, learn about different cultures, and experience the world. There is a lot that you should put into consideration before getting on your study abroad adventure. This should be useful especially if it’s your first time as a student abroad.

1. Budget

One of the most important things to consider before choosing your study abroad destination is the budget. How much are you willing and able to spend? Remember that tuition fee is not the only thing that you will have to shell out, you will also need to factor in accommodation costs, Textbooks, transport, travel costs and other particulars. Budget does not only vary from country to country but also different cities for the same
destination. It is always best that you do your research well or get expert advice from Linkpro Consult, and ensure that the choice of your destination matches your budget.

2. Living Conditions

Studying abroad will expand your worldview, as you interact with people form different cultures. However, some countries’ social, cultural, and political values may be completely different from your own but you learn to appreciate the differences.

Climate conditions are also very different from country to country. Your preference for warm or cold weather can help you narrow down your options. Capital and large cities are popular places to study because of their impressive universities, vibrant nightlives, and unlimited recreational opportunities. However, the hustle and bustle of city life could be overwhelming for some students. If you’d prefer a slower pace of life, you might be happier in a more rural location. You’ll become part of a close-knit community and will have more chances to explore the great outdoors during your free time.

Language is another factor. Your willingness to learn a new language can help you narrow down your options. Improving your skill in a new language could also expand chances of employment after completion of your course. As long as you feel safe and comfortable, no destination is off-limits. Nonetheless, it’s still worth doing some background research and seek expert advice from Linkpro so you can make an informed decision and know what to expect when you arrive. 

3. Entry and Visa requirements

Every country has specific Visa requirements. Different destinations have different timelines for the visas. Some countries take shorter periods and others take longer to process a visa and issue a verdict. You might want to go to a country whose visa process is a little bit straight forward depending on how fast you wish to begin your studies. If you need assistance with your VISA we have VISA experts who will advise you on requirements and preparation.

4. Career Opportunities

It is important to research on the career opportunities in the country after completion of your course that resonate with your career. Consider work while study options that come a long way especially since you get some extra cash to chip in for your living expenses. Most countries allow students to work 20 hours per week and 40 hours during holidays.

5. Learn From Other students' experiences

Getting first hand information from students who are already in the destination is important. This will give you a view of how it is like to live and study in that particular country. Their experience can really help you narrow down your options. This is why we go out of our way to link up our students with those who already have experienced the lifestyle abroad in different countries so they can share their experiences and even help them settle down.

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