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Student’s Life in Foreign Country

Updated on May 24, 2011
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We all are aware with the fact that lot of people are going overseas for higher studies. As we can see that there is high level of trend shown by students, Parents in studying abroad. This is due to exposure of information which is thus bringing awareness in youth to plan their career in the best possible manner. This will help them to best fit in their role. It is fast growing Industry and is most successful and profitable business too.

In respect to this concept there is lot of interest which is seen in students where they plan in their high school for going overseas. But they are not aware with reality of life which they realize after landing overseas which isheart-rending. As student they go overseas having big dreams in mind but after landing their dreams start shattering slowly. The people they lean upon before landing change after landing. As they are very busy and they know that: “Time here is money” and being fresher to Overseas they knew that they want guidance at every step, which is thus not an easy task to be given, as it involves effort, time and money. On the top of everything the language barrier is a big barrier which acts as a hurdle in their growth.

At times few people are not even received at the airport and left on their fate. They regret at their decision but due to the difference of currency they have invested can’t even withdraw their step from the decision they have made. Their hard time start right after landing to a foreign land where they have no one of their own and on it they have less money in pocket, no shelter and the biggest is language which acts as barrier for majority of students.

They then have to study as the purpose of their reason to go overseas and also simultaneously look for jobs to earn livelihood and arrange for future fees. This is the second phase of their hardship where they are educated but have to perform jobs below their standards due to various reasons, example: Lack of availability ,Non-Awareness, Job Necessity, Requirements, Part-time, Legal obligation.

Whereas on contrary parents are thinking that they have done their part and know they our free. The third phase of hardship where parents starts expecting for their support they have done to send them abroad.

Due to all this their growths stops as majority of them do long shifts, sleep less, work on less pay (Cash-in-hand), become illegal as can’t arrange fees and don’t want to come back as they think that they will be insulted in friends, family and society .Also as they don’t want to upset their parents, majority of students hide facts from parents. Thus, few of them also become victim of Racism attacks and lose their life.

Life in abroad is not easy as it is seen as they should have required skills, capabilities, potentialities, good hold on language before applying. They should be fully trained and well prepared technically before going as this will help them to best fit in the foreign world. And also this will open for them many doors to better career and livelihood.

I have myself studied abroad and passed through hardship as it was my first experience of staying away from family. Also I have slept many nights without eating anything. It’s my personal experience that’s why have written in depth. I hope as a viewer you will like it and express views on my hub.


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      Helen Laxner 5 years ago from Illinois

      Wow...I never thought about the disadvantages of studying abroad and how dangerous it could be to send your child overseas. Thanks for sharing your experience and lessons you learned from it.

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      Giselle Maine 5 years ago

      An interesting and eye-opening account of your personal experience. Thanks for your honesty in sharing.

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      francisid 6 years ago

      it is a great privilege for any student to experience studying abroad..i envy you for that!

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      Jaspal Singh 6 years ago from India / Australia

      Really wonderful writing having very facts with all depth of reality. I invite you to write more on this topic. Always there as your ADMIRER.

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      Sajib 6 years ago from Bangladesh

      Bhawana, Thank you.

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      Bhawana Salaria 6 years ago from Australia

      Thanks a lot for your comment i really appreciate the time you have devoted in reading my hub.Its the support of hub writer due to which i am learning to write.


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      Sajib 6 years ago from Bangladesh

      Would you please tell me that where did you study? You have written well.