7 Easy Steps To Prepare Well for Study Abroad
want to study abroad? then get ready for these tips by PakStudyAbroad
Study abroad is a dream to every student who understands the importance of quality education explore the world. Quality education is a human right and perfect investment for the future. PakStudyAbroad researched and interviewed the Pakistani students who are already studying and living abroad and compile some useful guidelines for Pakistani students who want to go abroad for studies.
FOCUS ON YOUR CURRENT STUDIES
It does not matter what your study discipline is, focus on your current studies and try to get the good grades. Every university in the world set their own criteria for admission. Good Universities and colleges demand excellent academic record. You always want to get admission in the good institution as it increases your chances of getting visa and have successful career in practical life. Good grades let you enroll in the prestigious institution. If you have excellent academic record you may also get free education by getting admission in tuition free countries where admission criteria are very tough or you can get scholarship. So never neglect your current studies and try to be one of top ranked students among your batch. If you are doing part time job then you always have option to improve your studies by taking admission to next level of education or improve the current level. Fortunately, there are lots of study options for students who are doing full time jobs in day.
LEARN ENGLISH AND IF POSSIBLE SOME OTHER LANGUAGE
Without any doubt English is the international language and the main language for academic and research. Pakistani education system is also based on English language. In Pakistan students start learning English from School. Still many students don’t understand English very well or their level of English is not sufficient to let them enroll in top ranked university.
when it comes to Admission requirements IELTS/TOEFL are the main testing scores required by universities. In student visa file or student’s residence permit file IELTS/TOEFL score play the major role to grant you study visa. For some countries, even Embassy require IELTS/TOEFL score along with your educational and other supporting documents.
So, we advise you to learn English. Start with your academic books. Almost for every discipline in Pakistan, medium of instruction is English. If not some subjects are mandatory on all level like English Compulsory. Learn it with passion. Sharpen your all four modules, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
If it is possible for you, PakStudyAbroad encourages you to lean another language.
“It is said that new language gives you new identity and open the doors of opportunity for you” PakStudyAbroad highly recommends you to learn new language which is widely spoken in the world. Here we give you brief introduction with data for some of the widely spoken languages.
One in the six people speak Chinese in the world. China is neighboring country of Pakistan and recently investing huge investment in Pakistan. Pakistani and Chinese Governments signed many contracts and MOUs lately. Student exchange programs and scholarships program are one of them. Except this if you know Chinese language it also opens the doors of jobs in the local market also you can do business based on your language skill.
There are 1 Billion + people whose Native language is Chinese. Other Non-Native Chinese speakers are 200 Million +. The figure is the highest for any language. Some widely Chinses speaking countries are China, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
If you know the Spanish, a whole continent is open for you. Yes, Spanish is the most spoken language in South America. Approximately 427 Million + people in the world are native Spanish. Spanish widely non-native speaker are another 91 Million +. Spanish is most spoken language in South and Central America. In the United States of America Spanish is the 2nd largest spoken language due to neighbor country Mexico. The number of countries is huge where Spanish is the official language. Some of them are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and widely spoken in over 20 more countries.
French is the second most widely spoken language in Europe. It is the official language of 29 countries. There are 80 Million + people’s native language is French. Another 153 Million + people are non-native French speaker.
in Africa (spoken in over 26 countries, including Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco)
and in Americas and the Caribbean (Canada, Haiti, French Guiana, Martinique, and Guadeloupe)and in three Pacific Islands.
Germany has the most population in the Europe. There are 90 Million + native German speakers in the world. Another 52 Million + people are non-native.
PakStudyAbroad highly recommend you to learn German language as it is the part of English language family and not as difficult as Chinese or Japanese.
There is a long list of other foreign languages, if you learn any one of them you will get a ton of benefits. Like in Sweden and Finland you have to pay fee if you study in English but if you study in native language you don’t have to pay the tuition fee. Study in totally free in Native language. This rule also applies to many other countries in Europe.
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GET NECCASSARY EDCUATINOAL DOCUMENTS ATTESTATIONS
Almost all countries abroad required official attestation of your education documents when applying for admission. Start from IBCC (Inter Board Chairman Committee). Your secondary and higher secondary School leaving certificate will be attested from IBCC. IBCC cannot attest your graduation documents. HEC (Higher Education Commission) is responsible for your documents attestation at graduation and University level. HEC has the authority to attest your university degrees from Bachelors to onward. Also get your documents attested from ministry of foreign affairs (MOFA) as some countries require all the attestations. These attestations are the tickets with verification numbers which they paste back side of your educational certificates after necessary verification. A fee is charged by the relevant authority.
NOTE: for some countries, your admission or study visa can be refused if you don’t have mandatory documents attestation. There are some extra documents attestation for admissions or student visa for Pakistani students which we will cover on every country’s page on PakStudyAbroad.
BE PREPARED FOR PART TIME JOBS ABROAD
Second priority of students abroad is to find part time job after studies. It is logical, mostly students can’t find scholarship or don’t have enough funds for whole period abroad. Part time job without language proficiency is not an easy task for some countries specially where English is not widely spoken. PakStudyAbroad advises you to well prepare advance for your stay abroad. You can start with driving, if you know driving (you must have driving license + international driving permit from Pakistan) there are more job options for you. i.e. if you know driving then you can have newspaper distribution job or some other home delivery job stuff. With driving skills,you can cover the large area for your job and earn more money. Some jobs are physically challenging, also weather is extreme in some countries so well prepare physically and mentally for that.
Yes, you read right, learn cooking.
Probably after family and friends you will miss the Desi food a lot. Also, dining out is not a right option for Pakistani students abroad. Dining out is ten times more expensive than eating home during your stay abroad. Mostly students cannot develop the taste for local food. Cooking is also fun and very easy but unfortunately it considered to be women job in Pakistan.
Must learn cooking from Pakistan it will also help you share your accommodation with other fellow students which leads you to make new friends abroad and more savings.
Learn to cook few dishes, PakStudyAbroad promise you will never regret.😊
SAVING, SAVING, SAVING
Funds are the most necessary part of your study abroad dream. If you want to study abroad you need enough funds. How much you need is totally depend on circumstances, in which country you want to go or what do you want to study on which level. You get scholarship or not or even you get scholarship you still need money to see around during your stay abroad. Save money for your stay abroad. Money is the confidence which you will have far from your family.
If you are currently a student do part time job in Pakistan such as giving tuitions to your junior study level and/or work freelance on internet. You want to save as much money as possible.
Always keep in touch with updated information. You don’t want to miss the scholarships opportunity or you don’t want to miss the deadline for applying. You must know all the pre-requisites for admission set by university or documents requirements demand by Embassy. You should know the current affairs of your study destination. Find Pakistani students in your study destination. Consult with them and ask them for study and job opportunities. You can take help from social media. PakStudyAbroad is also starting a group on facebook where you can keep in touch with students who are already studying and living abroad.
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