+27(10) 880 4739
Are you thinking of going overseas to study? This is a big decision and we are sure you have so many questions running through your mind. Is it easy to get accepted into the academic institutions? What if I get homesick? Will studying overseas help my career? Is it going to be worth it?
Let me say to all high school students thinking of studying in Canada, there’s no shortage of world-leading schools to choose from. Canada has 9 of their academic institutions ranked in the top 200 globally, not a small feat when you look at the number of academic institutions worldwide. You can rest assured that your education and qualifications will be first class and internationally recognized.
Whatever your course choice is, Beaver Immigration will find it for you. Our student liaison, based in Canada, has access to over 1500 academic institutions, and years of experience in sourcing the right courses for our students – you are in good hands!
From first considering a program to actually putting foot on campus may seem daunting, but good planning and a positive mindset go a long way. The biggest decisions you’ll have to make are when to study abroad, and how to pay for it – let me also say that Canada offers the most affordable study options globally!
One of your biggest challenges may be to convince your parents to let you study abroad, taking into account that for any parent, letting their child go and start their life in a new country is a big step.
The benefits to point out are that international study gives you the edge when applying for jobs, this will always make you stand out from other candidates. Showing experience of living internationally, also shows your future employer that you have experience dealing with people from all cultures, and are able to adapt easily. Exploring someplace new, plus getting the skills to get a decent graduate job, is this not a win-win situation?
Let’s not sugar-coat this, you will face a unique set of challenges when you are on your own in a new country, but navigating these challenges will bring a newfound independence and personal growth, which in turn makes a well-rounded adult. Ever heard of the saying “life begins at the end of your comfort zone”?
Depending on where you decide to study, you may even learn a new language – how cool is that!
Studying abroad opens your eyes to new cultures, a new way of life, and as long as you are open to trying out new things you will have plenty of options.
As an international student you get the amazing opportunity to bond with other students from all walks of life, and make lifelong friends.
Whilst you could always return home after your studies, you could also extend your stay with a post graduate work permit/visa, this could further extend to permanent residency and a quick path to citizenship. The ultimate!
Alternatively if you prefer to return home, having studied abroad is likely to be looked upon very favourably by future employers when applying for jobs – make your resume shine!
At the end of the day, studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, definitely worth the effort and every penny! Now that you know why studying abroad is a life-changing decision, what’s holding you back? Change, variety and new experiences are what make life worth living.
Let Beaver Immigration help you every step of the way to your new life in Canada. Book a consultation with our licensed RCIC Nicholas Avramis to discuss your options! Click on the banner below
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
Sign up and stay up to date with the latest news in Canada.