Study in Vietnam or study abroad: Part 4 - Study abroad is always open door
Studying in developed countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada, and the UK, ... are receiving more and more attention of Vietnamese youths, although the cost of studying abroad is not cheap.
1. Why study abroad?
Part of the reason is that education in our country does not meet the needs of modern knowledge and skills. In addition, the majority of young people tend to have access to more advanced education and want to experience different cultures.
Studying is the best investment for the future. The cost of studying abroad is quite expensive but the result will be worth the investment. You study in leading education systems, complete with knowledge and skills, with a degree you will have the opportunity to work wherever you want. In many options to make a living, study abroad is a roadmap to secure your future.
As English becomes a global language, the desire to develop this foreign language is indispensable. Students choose to go to European countries so they can speak English anytime, anywhere, communicate in English, study in English. All your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be developed every day and you will be surprised to learn that you have mastered the English language.
Getting to know a completely alien environment, living in a new culture, next to the new people is not an easy thing. To overcome the cultural shock you will have to overcome on your own because that is the instinct of human survival. Everyday, you have to practice more communication, observing and memorizing constantly to have the right behavior for everyone around you. Out of the arms of the parents, you will find yourself self-arranged personal life. This is a good opportunity to train yourself to take responsibility for every problem. Study abroad is also an opportunity to explore new cultures, such as the culture of indigenous people, the culture of schoolmates from all over the world. The new life experience will enrich your knowledge of lifestyle, culture and people. From there, it is possible to associate many friends, creating more spiritual values for each day of study and experience.
If you are familiar with traditional passive learning in Vietnam then you will have to change the way you think about studying abroad. In developed countries, they focus on comprehensive development of knowledge and skills. You have to study by yourself, study by yourself, think creatively and not have a template to imitate. The volume of exercises is also much higher, especially for group exercises and essays. You have to do lectures in front of the crowd, must gradually refine the ability to reflect quickly before the questions and unexpected situations. Interaction with teachers and classmates is required to be ongoing. In addition, you must actively seek out your own opportunities by joining clubs, study groups or working at a school library.
Modern schools in the United States, Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand ... are professional environments that have close links with international companies, creating more employment opportunities for students. Group projects, group activities will help you develop your skills, showing you how to solve problems. After graduation, students have a high chance of being recruited by multinational corporations. Just prove your knowledge, ability to act, improvise with every problem, your job opportunities are within reach.
Studying and living abroad brings you positive changes from the way you think, the way you think, and the way to perfect your skills. Studying is the best way to ensure you a stable career in the future if you constantly endeavor to train every day. This is the reason that more and more young people want to study abroad.
2. Do you want to settle down after studying?
The desire to settle in the country you are studying abroad is a legitimate desire. The opportunity to settle for you is expanded ever more when the governments of developed countries massively relaxed the immigration policy to attract talented people.
Canada has the second largest area in the world but population density is relatively low, while living standards are very high, earning 8th in the world. Canada has laws for international students wishing to immigrate to virtually every state in the country. In 2014, Quebec set up the Quebec Experience Program, which allows international students to apply for residency 6 months prior to graduation and is approved within one to three months. Satisfying the required conditions. If you intend to settle in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, you will be reimbursed for 60% of the tuition fee and completely free of insurance. The Government of Canada normally requires only one year of post-graduation work that you can apply for permanent residency, even if many states require only 6 months. In addition, you can study in Canada more easily through the CES program.
New Zealand is the first country to have a code of international student protection. Along with the quality of education leading and ideal living environment, New Zealand is creating more and more attractive sesame. After completing the study program, you can apply for a Working Visa to stay at work. If you are sponsoring a company, the visa will be extended for 2 years. During that time, your resident application will be considered. So you can become a New Zealand citizen for 3 years.
Do you wish to become a resident of a prosperous country like Australia? The Australian Government provides special incentives for skilled international students. If you prove you have an excellent skill or skill after completing the program, you will have the opportunity to own one of the 189 (Skill Independent Visa), 489 (Family Sponsored) Point Tested and 485 (Graduate Temporavy Visa). In addition, you can apply for a visa under bail, investment or marriage.
The American Dream is always a dream that billions of people yearn for. Only in the 10 years from 2005 to 2015, 46.6 million people have immigrated to the United States. The economy, education, living environment, .. in this flag country has a strong attraction. It is not easy, but not impossible, for students to finish their studies in the United States. You can enroll in a training course or find a stable job to apply for a visa extension.
3. Open education policy of developed countries
Europe is the continent that owns the best education in the world, including Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, ... To Europe to study, will be your opportunity to experience. The education of prestige, multicultural environment, economy with many famous corporations in the world.
Investing in both research and applied education, a total of more than 6,000 institutions in Europe offer a wide variety of courses at bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Education is considered a basic and indispensable right, so governments are always trying to combine the best courses and programs with the maximum number of people. There are also courses that have never been taught anywhere in the world. With equal development of nations as well as research facilities, the most modern technology in the world, Europe is the pioneer in many fields such as art, design, media Both in economics and technology such as banking, business and management or telecommunications.
The curriculum is innovative, modern and highly applicable. Universities have close links with companies, corporations and the labor market. The purpose of training is to meet the labor demand of the society. Therefore, students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in the field of study through internships, extra work, apprenticeships and extracurricular activities at companies. Career opportunities after graduation are very open.
Every year, countries hold international education weeks to review and re-evaluate markets that students choose to study the most, from which to find a base to attract talent. They have many policies to attract international students. Many European institutions now use English as the language of instruction. Beside that, there are also preferential policies for visa, creating conditions for study-and-doing, return of tuition fee, granting scholarships, extending settlement policy, etc.
The Netherlands is one of the largest providers of English language instruction in Europe with 2,100 programs for international students. If you study in Poland, students will be free to participate in programs taught in Polish.
The UK has a comprehensive support system for international students. The system includes international offices, international student organizations, pre-planned social activities, academic support and on-demand support services. That's why Britain has the lowest dropout rate in the world and attracts a large number of students from all over the world every year to study and live.
4. Trends in community colleges in the United States
Community College is a post-secondary institution. The community college system offers a variety of academic programs over a two-year period, which is considered as a general education equivalent to the first two years of college. In these two years students will be taught the background knowledge for the chosen majors. At the end of a course, students will be given either a Certificate or Associate Degrees and they will have many options: either go to work, or go to college or college. bachelor.
In Vietnam, colleges are ranked behind universities for both the quality of education and the value of degrees. But in the United States, community colleges provide special education programs, high school curricula, vocational certificates, and undergraduate degrees. Board qualifications are recognized throughout the education system.
Schools in the United States are the standard and official programs of the American Educational Association, and students only need to study enough credits and qualify for transfer. Famous universities in the United States such as Johns Hopkins, Indiana University, Seattle University, Berkeley, UCLA, ..
Community is a safe way for families wanting to send their children to study in the United States. Adequate entry requirements for CABs are in the majority of high school students in Vietnam, and do not require a high SAT or TOEFL / IETLS. If you study in Year 10, you can shorten your study time in the United States. Do not hesitate if your English skills are not good, ESL classes and Community English Programs will help you prepare for English to study in college and university.
If you are a slow learner, studying in a community college can help you get acquainted with your study abroad. Classrooms are often not competitive, and the environment is more friendly. You can also stay with your family while you study CF to adapt to the American way of life, because community colleges do not have dormitories or boarding houses.
Tuition fees at community colleges are lower than those at universities. This is a factor to minimize your financial proof of visa application at the US Embassy.
It also helps you significantly reduce the cost of your study abroad.
Characteristics of the colleges are small class sizes, with about 20-30 students per class, while university classes can be up to 500 students. Small class sizes make it easy for you to interact with your classmates and teachers. This will make it easier for you to get a referral from your teacher when preparing your transcript.
Upon successful completion of college courses, students may apply for a transfer to any four-year US university to earn a bachelor's degree from the university. Your college-level results are accepted at many universities, including top universities such as UC Berkeley, so you do not have to repeat your first two years at university. The last two years and get graduated from university.
The Student Advisory Office of community colleges in the United States is very active in supporting and assisting students from entry into admission to the transitional period. They will help you analyze which schools are suitable, which year will be appropriate, which subjects should be enrolled in, so how much English level ...
Many professions in the United States (such as Radiologic Technology or Food Service) require only applicants who have an Associate's degree but do not require a Bachelor's degree, and many colleges develop disciplines to train their knowledge and skills. listen. Therefore, students who study these disciplines can practice as soon as they complete their coursework.
In particular, in many states of the United States, there are many High School Completion programs for 16-year-olds who have not completed a full-time high school diploma and have just earned a high school diploma. Common. Students enrolled in High Schook Completion will be enrolled in full-time courses at college to earn a college credit and study a unit to graduate from high school. This helps to earn significant time and money for students. Vietnamese students in the 10th or 11th grade can transfer to the US for this double program.
In 2016, Vietnam ranked sixth in the top 10 countries with the highest number of students in the United States. It is expected that by 2017, Vietnam will still be in the top 20 in 2017. US students choose STEM (science-technology-mathematics), nursing, The law, education, ... There are many parents who send their children to study in the United States in high school age or even younger, especially the tendency to register their children for summer study programs. America from an early age (starting at age 11). The summer study program usually lasts a few weeks, providing a lot of benefits for children, such as English language ability, maturity, living standards, social understanding, confidence, etc. This is considered to be A solid stepping stone for the children in the long-term study path in the future.
5. The ending
Many years ago, when the trend of globalization took place strongly, as the world has more closely linked, the number of students to study abroad is increasing. Studying is not easy path, but for young people who are not afraid of difficulties, not afraid to change, studying abroad is the way to bring success. And this life-changing turning point is an opportunity for you to discover and discover yourself in the most comprehensive way.
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