1. Education for me in India was completely based on theoretical knowledge whereas studying overseas helped me develop myself and adapt to the learning environment in an easy manner through practical education. There were classes based on live presentations, case studies, visits to industries to see how things actually work in real life. There were times when professionals came from different industries to give us an example on how what we study is dealt with in real life. Most of the professionals who came to share their knowledge during my course were from top MNCs. These factors helped me not only to understand things better and in a quick way but also helped me to quickly adapt as soon as I came into my working life.
2. The relevance of the program is made in such a way that it covers all the topics through a wide variety of modules in a particular course. This diversity helps in understanding the subject from all angles. There was a sense of fear and lack of confidence when I first started working after my studies but to my surprise it just took me a week to get into the business life, thanks to the practical knowledge that I had gained during my course which helped me to adapt quickly.
3. The scope of getting an internship is high, no doubt that it will take immense effort to get one because of the competition. Opportunities will keep knocking at the door, while in full time education. Hard-work and dedication during this time will only pave the way in getting one but surely it does pay off at a later stage as it did for me. No doubt it is one of the best experiences I have ever had. Working in an environment in a different culture helps me immensely for my self-development as I am constantly learning and thinking in a different culture. It also helps in networking. The pay is also good to take care of everyday life.
4. At first it will be a cultural shock that will affect you from all possible ways in terms of your thinking and thoughts. Once you adapt and start living in this mix culture it will open up the monotonous way of thinking. There will be constant learning and it will be fascinating to see someone sharing the same cup of tea but approaching it in a different way. This is one of the best experiences one can get as there is so much to learn, even a possibility to look at things differently, whilst, you always did from your perspective.
5. It’s not always the studies that help you abroad, but how you look at things and mix with a wide variety of people coming from different culture and background is what helps in bringing the best out of you. Every minute, living away from home is learning.