Why More Than 70% of Our Indian Youth is struggling to Study & Settle Abroad
Many young Indians harbor the same dream- to study in a foreign country and settle down in another country. There are a number of students who are successfully achieving their dreams. It might seem like a lot, but do you know that 70% of the Indian youth are not able to go abroad for studies?
Despite being various countries (Australia, US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, etc.) to choose from, a majority of our students are unable to make their dreams come true. There are many reasons for this, and today’s we’ll take a look at why Indian youth is struggling to study and settle in another country.
Before we delve right into the factors, let’s first understand what a career is and how you need to plan it. After all, wanting to study in a foreign university and getting a job in the same country is a career ambition.
A career is something you take seriously and pursue to gain monetary benefit. You study to get a job and earn your livelihood, isn’t it? And once you get a job, you don’t say it’s enough, right? You want to advance and grow. You want to climb up the ladder, improve your position and also earn a better salary.
We live in a society where the success of a person is determined based on how good your career is. Is there a wonder why so many young students want to study abroad?
That’s one of the crucial mistakes the youth makes. Wanting to study abroad for societal fame is not the right way to plan your career. Then how? We’ll explain.
Why, What, When, and How?
You need to have definite answers to the following questions.
Why do you want to study in a foreign university?
Which course do you want to pursue?
How is this better compared to doing the same course in India?
What additional advantages can you gain by studying abroad?
Where do you want to study and why?
What are the differences between the same courses offered by two foreign universities?
Which one is more suitable for your career?
When do you plan to join the course? Have you checked the application timeline?
When should to give the test and start the process for other formalities?
How much does the course cost?
Are you eligible for a scholarship?
Where do you plan to live and how?
What is the average cost of living in the region?
How much money will you need for additional expenses?
How much educational loan can you get?
What are the chances of getting a campus placement at the end of your studies?
How did ex-students with similar scores as you find a job?
There are more such questions you need to answer. It’s now easy to see why so many young students feel confused and overwhelmed when making a career-building decision. To make things worse, family members, friends, relatives, and neighbors give free advice about what to do and what not to do.
How do we even know which advice to accept and which to avoid? More often than not, you end up taking the wrong advice and becoming frustrated that your dream of stuffing abroad did not materialize.
The same goes for those who are searching for a job in another country. Just because someone you know got a seat or a job in the US or UK, doesn’t mean you have to follow them without any planning or understanding of your career and family conditions.
Where Things Go Wrong
Too many variables are involved in the process, and can anything go wrong, ultimately crushing your dreams of studying abroad.
We cannot emphasize the importance of being armed with correct and factual information. Do not plan your career abroad based on what you hear from someone. You need to gather details from legitimate sources. Check the university websites first. But even before that, write down the list of things you need to enquire directly from the respective authorities.
Become a member of online job portals that list job requirements from around the world. Focus on the jobs posted for the course you want to join and the country you decided to study. If you haven’t still made a decision about either option, the listing on the job portals will give you an idea.
Read the statistics for job openings in other countries. Check how many of them were grabbed by locals and how many went to foreigners. If companies in a region are hiring more locals, your chances of finding a job diminish.
Always, always make sure you calculate the finances right. This usually involves your family, and all of you need to know how much the course and the entire process will cost. Focus on universities and courses that offer up to 100% scholarships to foreign students. However, be prepared to pay the fee if necessary.
The Need to Talk to a Career Coach
It is truly terrifying, isn’t it? One small miscalculation or wrong move could destroy anything. So how can you ensure that nothing goes wrong?
That’s where career coaches come into the picture. They have the required experience to help you understand your career and make the right decisions. Career coaches ask questions that make you think. They help you find answers to these questions so that you can see things clearly for yourself.
When you know who and where you want to be in the next 5 or 10 years, you will be able to find a way to make it come true. A career coach helps you throughout the process. They separate the fake information from the genuine ones and draw a neat plan of action for your career.
Having the right guidance can boost your career and take you to new heights. Talk to a certified career coach today.