"You thought you've seen the world, until you came off the roof." Not sure whether you understand this, mainly it means that this world is so big, there's many things to be discovered, to be inspired. Which explains why I love travelling, I love getting inspired with people and their lifestyles.
I love talking to friends who graduated abroad and came back with great stories. It is true that people who studied abroad always come back will different mindset, and mostly, they're so inspired by the cultures and lifestyle they had in that specific countries.
As you grow up, you tend to realise things, want matters and what not. Let me tell you something, something I think that people, especially kids who just grown into adults have to learn, is that we only had a chance to live this life and what matters most isn't how to "survive" through this life but the memories you create. Like my lucky friends who get to study aboard, they had so much great memories, it makes me jealous! Well at least when they get old, they get to tell interesting stories to their children!
I really wish I had the chance to study abroad. If you're considering whether you should go abroad or just stay in the same place, please, please take the chance. I can guarantee you will never regret even if it's hard to cope with a new life at the beginning. Have you heard of something like "Take the opportunity and figure it out after that." Yes, that's how you gonna make great memories.
Don't limit yourself because you are afraid. The only thing we wouldn't want to regret in life is the time we wasted, the time we couldn't travel back to.
Anyway, if you're interested or you have no idea where to go, maybe you can think about New Zealand, watch this :
WHY NEW ZEALAND?
1. New Zealand is a safe & peaceful country yet an exciting country.
Even though New Zealand is not a big country but it's very well-known for great outdoors, adventure, cultural activities and friendly welcoming people. You can study during the week and choose activities like bungy jumping, skiing, hiking, rafting, or exploring local culture in your free time.
2. New Zealand offers International recognition of courses and degrees.
New Zealand qualifications are of a high quality and have a reputation around the world for being practical, modern and desired. All courses, programs and qualifications offered by New Zealand institutions are quality assured by the New Zealand government. Major employers around the world recognize New Zealand qualifications and employ New Zealand graduates.
3. Opportunity to settle permanently in New Zealand
If you complete your course successfully, you automatically get a 12 months 'Work Permit' under the student visa policy. In most instances this permit will be done at your institution itself. This allows you to work full time in any job of your choice. However if you want to get a New Zealand Permanent Residency (PR), then you have to find a job that is relevant to the course that you have completed. Eg: If you have completed a course in IT, then you have to find a job as a programmer, analyst, etc. This will immediately give you a 2 years work permit with all rights like free medical, etc. Upon receiving this 2 years work permit then you can apply for PR and normally will get it within 5-6 months. If you do not find a job that is relevant to your course, you can continue to work in any job for 12 months and try and recover some of the investment you have made towards your study in NZ. You will that way end up by recovering a bulk of the fees you have paid and also end up with an international experience There are plenty of jobs in NZ, and while it may not be easy to get one, if you are good enough, you will easily get one.
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