Following a life-changing decision, when students finally set out on the adventure of studying abroad, s/he carries along with them a sense of excitement. They meet new people, walk on new paths and start experiencing life in a newer way. And these experiences are unique to them.
We decided to understand these experiences and how it is different from what they had experienced in India earlier. And we were pretty delighted with their responses.
“It is all about balancing between studies and extra-curricular activities.” says Anusha De, a student of University College Dublin. Emphasising how life as a student abroad is different from what it was back home, she said the apart from academic support, she received career and professional support.
Shrestha Kashyap, another student of ours, studying at the University of Queensland described her study life as ‘good but a bit hectic.’ But discussing on its rewards, she said the best thing she observed as a student abroad is that ‘hard work is valued’.
“Life abroad is more about living an individualistic life.”
“(As a student abroad) I am responsible for my money which is very hard to earn and very easy to spend. I learnt to manage myself both personally and professionally which is a very important aspect.” says Rishabh Kapur, who was a student at University of New South Wales, Australia. “I learnt to manage myself both personally and professionally which was very important.” he added.
Rohit Choudhary, who is studying at the University of Western Australia, stressed on the work culture abroad and said, “The work culture is more efficient and the study environment here brings out the best in you to work more efficiently compared to India.” “Also, the professors are more friendly and approachable here.” he added.
“Life abroad is more about living an individualistic life.” said Prangana Barua, a student at Monash University, Australia.
We asked the students about the on-campus fun activities and how it differed from Indian colleges and Universities. To this, Anusha said activities were innumerable and it includes massive celebrations during “orientation programmes, movie nights and more than 2000 societies.”