Sunday, 7 September 2014

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There are more than 400 universities In the world. Which are offering free of cost study. You can search universities available alphabetically. To select your suitable university you can view their courses offered and how they manage these ....

There are a large no, of free courses for International students available. The Main advantage of all these courses is the Medium of instruction in English. There are a large no, of students available. The Main advantage of all these courses is the Medium of instruction in English.

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

7 Things Help the Students about Studying Abroad
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There are seven things about studying abroad for the help of students: 

It takes time to adjust to the new country
If you are going to a cold country, it will take at least three months to get acclimatised. Be well prepared for a brush with flu. So pack ample paracetamol. Register with a local general physician as soon as you get there. 

You will be free only in your dreams
Along with freedom in the new country comes the responsibility which we conveniently ignore. It does not matter if you are in a university accommodation or private shared housing, your freedom will revolve around words like cooking, cleaning, washing, studying, writing and working. 

You start missing your mom like never before, the moment the flight takes off
No matter how smartass you are, you feel a lump in your throat as the plane taxis on the runway. It is the moment you suddenly feel you are uprooted and thrown to uncertainty. The moment also opens your eyes to the fact that it will be a long time before you can taste 'maa ke haath ka khana.' So be prepared. 

When you say 'Party' you may actually mean 'Kitchen Party'
Let us face it. We dream about big nightlife in western countries. But that is less likely when you are a student. You plan for a party, check your budget and settle with a nice and warm kitchen party with potluck classmates. It is twice as fun as any posh nightclub could offer, trust me. 

You have to work hard
If you are not on full scholarship in which case you get to be a teaching assistant , you have to work abroad to meet your daily expenses. If you are lucky you can get an office/library attendance job. Otherwise, you might have to work at McDonald's.

A gargantuan dissertation awaits you
Between 15,000 and 22,000 words is the length of a dissertation for a masters degree. Yes, you read it right. Unlike India, a masters dissertation especially in the UK is huge. And the deadline is damn tight. You write about 75,000 words in a PhD dissertation for humanities, social sciences, etc. in four to five years. But for a masters degree you are expected to write 20,000 words in six months. 

After-graduation nightmare
When you complete your study, soon after world economy slowed down. With this, big dream of landing a job in The Guardian or BBC hit a road block. Your should not be that bad. But be prepared for zillions of job refusals before you crack the one.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Study abroad fair organized by Office of the International Programs and Study Abroad at Fainman Lounge.
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The Study Abroad Fair organized by the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad took place Oct. 2 at Fainman Lounge, where Roosevelt students had a chance to learn about new destinations offered by various academic and non-profit organizations from across the country.

Justin Osadjan, the director of International Programs at Roosevelt University, said he is hoping to increase the number of Roosevelt students participating in international programs. “My office is in charge of many things, and one of them is working with Roosevelt University students who want to study abroad as part of their academic career,” Osadjan said. “We have a number of students who study abroad each semester, and we are interested in increasing those numbers.”  To send students overseas, the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad partners with national and foreign organizations and academic institutions. Osadjan said introducing students to the national organizations that offer study abroad guide programs is one of the best ways to get the information about those programs in students’ hands. “Exchange programs are agreements Roosevelt has in place with universities around the world where we will send a Roosevelt University student,” Osadjan said. “In exchange, we get a student from that university in Chicago to fill the shoes of our student.”

As Roosevelt’s Office of International Programs and Study Abroad does not have the exchange agreements in every country, it partners with national organizations that have a greater scope of study abroad guide programs. According to Osadjan, Roosevelt University has partnerships with 15 organizations in the U.S. that offer trips where students can spend a semester or an academic year while living and learning in another country. One of these organizations is Vermont-based “World Learning” that presented its School for International Training (SIT) Study Abroad that helps students to learn about critical global issues in different parts of the world. “Like a lot of organizations, we have sites all over the world, but there are several things that we do are kind of unique,” said Benjamin Efird, relations manager for SIT’s Midwest region. “We are big on experiential learning: We think language acquisition is important, we think it’s important students live with close families so they can really dive into the culture. One of the most unique components we have in all our programs is an independent study project: All of our students are taking a Research Methods and Ethics course and narrowing on an academic topic or an area of interest and end up doing a research project for their entire last month in a country.”

Efird said SIT Study Abroad has been at the previous fairs at the university and wants to interest more Roosevelt students, as social justice is incorporated in all of SIT’s programs. “We focus on critical global issues,” Efird explained. “We are looking at everything from a broad interdisciplinary angle of gender rights and gender and education systems, social movements, peace and conflict issues, post-conflict transformations. We put the human perspective into all our programs for students.” Accounting freshman Alexa Tapias said she was looking at Roosevelt’s programs in Colombia and Turkey. “I just want to go explore, expand my horizons a bit and that’s basically why I want to do it,” Tapias said. “I have traveled outside the U.S. a lot, and that makes me want to do it even more.”

The Study Abroad Guide Fair takes place twice in the academic year, as the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad continues to build partnerships with new organizations nationally and around the globe. “We do a fair each semester,” Osadjan said. “It’s generally in early October and again, sometime in late February or March.” Brittany Palmer, admissions representative of “Semester at Sea,” a study abroad guide program operated by the University of Virginia, said their program is becoming more popular in the Chicago area. “We are a little bit different because we are a comparative learning organization,” Palmer said. “You go to many different countries rather than just spending the whole semester in one,” Palmer said. According to Osadjan, The Office of International Programs and Study Abroad sends 10-15 students to different countries each semester. Roosevelt students can choose from a variety of long-term as well as short-term programs. “Each semester, we have other students who go study abroad on what we call faculty-led trips,” Osadjan said. “Faculty-led trips are where a Roosevelt professor will organize a class and that class includes about a week and a half of international travel. Students will study theory in a classroom, and they see what they have studied by travelling overseas,” Osadjan said.

As Osadjan said, within Roosevelt exchange programs, London Metropolitan University and University of Sussex have been two of the most popular ones. The Office of International Programs and Study Abroad has recently added a few new opportunities for Roosevelt students. “We have seen a lot of increased interest in the exchange program we have with KwaZulu-Natal University in South Africa,” Osadjan added. “We have one student studying there right now and several more students have expressed interest in going there in spring 2014. South Africa has turned into an exciting option for many students.”

The Office of International Programs and Study Abroad provides Roosevelt students with opportunities of studying in England, Tanzania, Spain, China, Germany and many other countries. The office is located in AUD 124.

UMass Amherst Cancels all Study Abroad programs in Israel - Amid Gaza War
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UMass Amherst has canceled all study abroad programs in Israel for the coming fall semester amid continuing fighting in the Gaza Strip, campus officials announced.

The university said this week that its International Risk Management Committee made the decision based on advice and information from the State Department, insurance and risk management consultants, and other sources. The fall cancellation will affect two undergraduates, one who was planning to start a program at Tel Aviv University next week and another who was scheduled to start a program at Bar-Ilan University in October.

The students will be reimbursed fully for any “nonrecoverable” expenses, including airfare, deposits, and program application and visa fees. Administrators have also offered to help the students secure housing and course enrollments or to find alternative study abroad options for the semester. “It was a difficult decision,” said Jack Ahern, the college’s vice provost for international programs. “But we take our responsibility to ensure students’ safety strongly.”

The State Department has recommended that US citizens defer “nonessential travel” to the region because of hostilities in the Gaza Strip between Israeli’s military and Gaza militants. Since fighting flared July 8, nearly 2,000 Palestinians, including many civilians, have been killed, while several dozen Israelis, mostly soldiers, have died. A three-day truce ended Friday, and the air strikes between the two sides resumed.

Last month, UMass Amherst evacuated six students and one faculty member from the Israeli city of Acre, where they were nearing the end of an archaeological dig program, Ahern said. “We became anxious about the hostilities and the danger they were in,” he said, adding that no one in the program was harmed.

The move will not affect the “substantial number” of UMass Amherst faculty and graduate students who travel to Israel or undergraduates who plan to go on personal travel, Ahern said.

He said the university typically sends five to 20 undergraduates to Israel each semester. No decisions have been made about programs scheduled for the spring semester.

“I’m hopeful that political conditions will allow” programs to continue, Ahern said.

UMass consulted with other colleges before deciding to cancel fall programming. Most other colleges the university spoke to are continuing their initiatives in Israel, according to Ahern.

Some other colleges have suspended study abroad guide programs there, including the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Iowa, and George Mason University, according to Ahern, media reports, and college websites.

Ahern said the last time he could recall UMass Amherst suspending study abroad programs was 2011, when the school evacuated students from Egypt and Syria during the “Arab Spring” uprisings and from Japan because of a tsunami and earthquake.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Overseas Students Study in Journalism Nominated for Award
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Study abroad students who came to the United Kingdom to pursue their passion for journalism is up for a top media award.

Julija Safronova has been nominated by the NCTJ-accredited De Montfort University for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Midlands Student of the Year award.

Julija left her native Lithuania and made a 1,400-mile journey to study for a media, communications and journalism degree at the Leicester campus.

After obtaining a 2:1 joint honours degree, she’s now returned to her home country to work as a public relations assistant for a start-up business project. “Julija is a motivated and highly intelligent student of which any university would be proud,” said Liz Bridgen, programme leader for the MA public relations course at the university. “She has brought a real passion for public relations to the classroom. I am recommending her for this award because she is a hard-working and intelligent student with a strategic and analytical mind and is not afraid of a challenge.”

The awards will be held at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena in November.  Julija, who ultimately plans to come back to the UK to find a PR job or take her master’s degree at De Montfort, said: “Choosing to study abroad could not have been a better idea. “I was given everything required for my studies here – a modern environment, with access to all library services, a student support centre and even free English language courses, which were extremely useful while writing my dissertation.”

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Worth of Study Abroad Students
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Study abroad students during studying an out of state community college, universities and meet new people change the way of thinking and get different meaningful experiences of the world.

Studying abroad is a great way for students to have those experiences and learn how other countries operate and grow. But traveling for study abroad is very expensive. A recent Forbes article stated that the average cost per semester abroad is $31,270, about twice the cost of a private college in the U.S.

As student loan debt totals now exceed credit card debt totals, it’s not hard to see why international travel might seem like an unreasonable expense. However, the benefits of studying abroad can have a life long impact on personal and professional growth.

Abroad organizations can be a great resource for securing additional funds to bridge the gap between the cost of studying abroad and what each college or university offers in the form of financial aid, and many serve specific audiences. The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is a resource that offers grants and scholarship money to student candidates. CIEE awards more than $3 million annually to study-abroad students who meet the eligibility requirements. Another financially responsible option is to choose a country that has a low cost of living. ranked India, Ghana and China as the top three budget-friendly countries for students in 2013. Any student who is studying abroad should also take inventory of what’s in their wallet. For example, credit card companies will charge foreign exchange fees for every purchase made. After a semester, these charges can significantly add up. Another card that can be helpful to students is the International Student Identity Card, which offers international students perks, discounts and benefits in 130 countries.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Students of NPS Have Obtained Scholarships for Study Abroad.
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The class 12 student of National Public School (NPS) are finalizing formalities to pursue his undergraduate program in law at Oxford. About 150 Class 12 students from NPS have obtained scholarships of $9 million for various undergrad courses in medicine, humanities and other streams in the USA and UK.

Boston University, University of London and Johns Hopkins University are the preferred destinations for study abroad., according to Inventure Academy where half the Class 12 students are headed abroad.

A brain drain is happening early in India. Education consultants in Bangalore are increasingly seeing 16 and 17 year old walk in to get details on foreign universities earlier sought only by those seeking PG admissions. The reasons are not far to seek. Global exposure and higher cut-offs in Indian colleges are forcing them to look to foreign shores.

KP Gopalakrishna, chairman of NPS, said: "Today students are realizing the value of foreign education (study abroad) rather early. The CBSE syllabus is good enough for them to compete anywhere. It's different from what it was a decade ago. Students want to go for their under-graduate program itself now.''

Flexibility of courses is another attraction. "Universities study abroad allow students to pursue liberal arts in medicine and engineering courses," says Lt Gen (retired) Arjun Ray, CEO of Indus, 90% students are headed to foreign shores, predominantly US varsities. The scene is no different at Indus International School where every year 90% of its students go abroad to pursue UG courses. Of the 90% of students, 80% go to USA. Apart from pursuing UG courses in science and technology, students are going to foreign universities to pursue liberal arts.''

Education in India too does not come cheap, say consultants. Ajeet Kumar, director of Admission Guru, says in India a student has to roughly spend around Rs 90 lakh to pursue medicine but in China, Ukraine or Philippines, it would be only around Rs 60 lakh.

"Why wait till they complete graduation?" asks a parent whose ward has secured admission in University of Pennsylvania. "The fees are no cheaper here. The process is so skewed that one mark makes a difference and the student cannot pursue the course of his choice. If you have the money, earlier the better.''

Dilip Rai, director of Overseas Educational Services, says the top destinations are the US, Canada, and Australia as they offer work permits too. Singapore is another favorite. Germany attracts engineering aspirants as its universities offer free education for international students. According to an IIM-B study abroad, Indian students also prefer English-speaking countries.

Merit Higher Education Consultancy director Santosh Neelangatil says for the past few year there are many queries regarding admissions for graduate programs in Singapore too. Germany which is known as the hub for mechanical engineering is one of the favorites for Bangaloreans. S Jayanth, manager (overseas education) of Global Gateway Consultancy says it is difficult for every one to get into educational institutions of Germany, but many Bangaloreans are applying as the universities in this country, which are public funded offer free education for international students

According to a study abroad conducted by Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Indian students prefer pursuing courses in English-speaking countries like Germany, USA, UK, and Australian students.