The ecstasy of studying in a foreign country, learning new ideas, meeting opportunities, making new friends, travelling, learning other people’s languages, customs, and traditions can be quite an exciting and wonderful adventure in the life of a student. Saint Augustine rightly put it when he said, “the world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only one page”.
Most students will jump at the slightest chance of going abroad to study. Unfortunately, not everyone is privileged to cover the expenses involved. There are scholarship programs given out by some educational institutions in most countries that can either be part-scholarship or fully-paid-scholarship programs. To become part of such a scholarship program, the prospective candidate is faced with the task of convincing the jury through a perfectly-written essay. It requires brilliance, intelligence, luck, and a high level of personality to show that you deserve that monetary investment in your education. Remember that many other students are also trying to get their studies financed abroad also.
Getting selected for studying abroad in your preferred educational institution, standing tall among your other prospective students, and having the edge over your contemporaries, means you will need to deliver a good, impactful, and insightful composition.
Below are a few steps to follow to write a fascinating and captivating study abroad essay:
1: Give a reason why you choose to study in that country
2: Showcase your personality
3: What are your academic goals for a study abroad experience?
4: How would you incorporate your study abroad experience into your life after your studies abroad?
5: Describe why you are best qualified
6: What do you hope to learn or discover in your time abroad?
7: Finish with a strong conclusion
8: Dot your I’s and cross your T’s
Finally, it will be inhuman of me to not acknowledge the problems or troubles one may encounter studying abroad like culture, language, weather, and sometimes, unfriendly the nature of people in your scholarship country, but the benefits tend to outweigh these problems. Living and studying in a foreign land helps with language orientation, boost one’s resume for future employers, and teaches an individual to be more independent and adaptable. Remember “nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone”….. Wendell Berry.
Written by Evans Chigbundu
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