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Studying Abroad

TeachTeach Your TeacherHomePosts: 10,081 mod
edited April 2017 in Countries and Travel
@oanhnguyen requested this topic. Even though I am sure we discussed it before. :smile:

From professional to personal growth, studying abroad can open up many new possibilities, but it can also be terrifying, especially if it's the first time you have travelled away from home.

One of the main worries is studying in a second language. That said, there are lots of opportunities out there for the adventurous, there are even countries where you can study for free - including Germany - (Even though I can't imagine studying in German).

Here's a guide to places where study is free, or very low cost.

https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/studying-abroad/where-can-you-study-abroad-free
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  • chyijungchyijung Posts: 2,227 ✭✭✭✭
    The hardest thing is the language. If you can't mix in a society fast enough. That could be a nightmare for you.
  • oanhnguyenoanhnguyen Posts: 15 ✭✭
    @Lynne
    Thanks Lynne so much! I'm glad to see this topic. Your link you gave is helpful for me. I'm finding informations in that website. I'm really excited about it.
  • oanhnguyenoanhnguyen Posts: 15 ✭✭
    edited April 2017
    > @chyijung said:
    > The hardest thing is the language. If you can't mix in a society fast enough. That could be a nightmare for you.

    I think so, and I'm trying my best to learn English. Do you have any experiences? If yes, can you share?
  • chyijungchyijung Posts: 2,227 ✭✭✭✭
    @oanhnguyen I have been hanging around here for two years. The forum help me a lots. Keep practicing English everyday, and you'll become better and better.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,991 mod
    chyijung said:

    The hardest thing is the language. If you can't mix in a society fast enough. That could be a nightmare for you.

    Yes that's true. I think it would be okay if you were an outgoing person, though, as you would be likely to make friends quickly and they could help you to learn the new language.
  • oanhnguyenoanhnguyen Posts: 15 ✭✭
    @GemmaRowlands Being friendly is a good idea but not all of people are friendly, there are lots of kind of people.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,702 ✭✭✭✭
    I think studying in ItalIan in Italy is a good idea. I was quite proud of myself when I asked for a few things at the market using the Italian I'd learned in the last week.
  • christellechristelle Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have trainings and conferences abroad, in Europe. They are in English. They deal with different educational systems.
  • christellechristelle Posts: 984 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    I mean trainings are a bit like studies for me. :wink:


    I mean training sessions are a bit like studying for me.
    Post edited by Teach on
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,592 Inactive
    @oanhnguyen
    Studying abroad might seem terrifying especially if you've never been abroad before. But it's also terrifying to lose all the chances just because you didn't try. I hope everything goes well for you!
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,702 ✭✭✭✭
    I can't get over how friendly and patient local Genoese are to this student of Italian who so mortally crucifies their beautiful language!
  • Shishio13Shishio13 Posts: 150 ✭✭✭
    I already had decided study abroad, Where? I chose Auckland - NZ, I am going to study at least sixteen weeks (English course) and I hope to stay two months more. It depends on how the things going on.
    Maybe I will looking for a permanent stay and I will watch the AUOpen :)
  • timbilinotimbilino Posts: 21 ✭✭
    I would like to studyng abroad in Buenos Aires or Sao Paulo. In these cities, exist excellent IT Universities where to conduct interships
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,081 mod
    HI @timbilino - What do you mean by, "where to conduct interships"?
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,081 mod
    @christelle - Universities could learn a lot from good training programmes.

    PS - training is uncountable.
  • timbilinotimbilino Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Hi @Lynne I wanted to refer about a place, where i can perform an intership or an student interchange
  • prateekprateek Posts: 243 Inactive
    I also wish to pursue Ph.D. from any nice University from abroad under great professor and for that, I have started to practice my English and now days trying to publish a technical paper on my research work. I hope it will be completed soon so that I can publish it and make my chances good to get a fellowship. :)
  • prateekprateek Posts: 243 Inactive
    @Lynne I think Germany had reintroduced tuition fees for non-EU students.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/student/study-abroad/german-universities-reintroduce-tuition-fees-international-non-eu-students-erasmus-baden-wurttemberg-a7453666.html

    Although there are many Scholarship programs to pursue masters or doctorate in Germany and I believe it is the best place for technical studies.

    Like DAAD scholarship for developing countries but we have to know the German language also and present the proof at time of admission. So if I wish to study in Germany than I have to learn two languages very well. One is English and another Dutch.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Moderator Posts: 9,991 mod
    mheredge said:

    I think studying in ItalIan in Italy is a good idea. I was quite proud of myself when I asked for a few things at the market using the Italian I'd learned in the last week.

    It's always good to be able to use the language that you've learned in a real situation. It gives you such a good sense of achievement!
  • timbilinotimbilino Posts: 21 ✭✭
    @Lynne said:
    > HI @timbilino - What do you mean by, "where to conduct interships"?
    Hi
    @Lynne
    I wanted to refer about a place, where i can perform an intership or an student interchange.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,702 ✭✭✭✭
    I've been studying abroad for a couple of weeks as a student learning Italian in Genoa and it's been wonderful. I'm only sorry it's only two weeks as I'm sure that if I stayed longer, it wouldn't take too long to get to grips with the language. But I think this has a lot to do with the place, as the local people here are very friendly and helpful, demonstrating immense patience with my hopeless attempts at slaughtering their beautiful language.
  • oanhnguyenoanhnguyen Posts: 15 ✭✭
    @mheredge What's an interesting experience! How could you apply for studying aboard in Italy? Did you have any difficulties in communication ?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,702 ✭✭✭✭
    English is spoken everywhere these days @oanhnguyen so there were no problems communicating. I just googled for language schools in Genoa, Turin and Milan and had to chose where I thought I wanted to stay for a couple of weeks. Genoa is by the sea, but I think staying in any of the places would have been really nice.
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 904 Inactive
    I did my study abroad in UCL
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,702 ✭✭✭✭
    Where are you from @jackelliot? I used to live close to UCL. Did you ever go to the North Sea Fish Restaurant on Leigh Street? I lived across from there. The best fish 'n chips in all London!


  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 904 Inactive
    @mheredge very tasty
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,702 ✭✭✭✭
    I will be passing there in a couple of weeks @jackelliot.
  • arzulitaarzulita Posts: 144 ✭✭✭
    İ am studying abroad right now. This is my 3rd year in this country.

    At the beginning it was difficult to get used to here, to get used to the university etc. then i made friends and they helped me at classes and the second semester i had used to everything :))
  • mounamouna Posts: 2,082 ✭✭✭
    It's so different to move from your country to another for studying,away from your family,especially when you're teenager.maybe we need to be with friends to not feel alone .
  • oanhnguyenoanhnguyen Posts: 15 ✭✭
    Did you get any scholarships? Is it hard to get one?
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