Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with foreign students. Image Source: IANS

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with foreign students.

Overseas education relates to the prospect of studying abroad, in a foreign location away from motherland. The popularity of overseas education has been increasing and over the last few decades and there has been a steady rise in the number of students opting to study abroad. Availability of innovative technology and user friendly teaching methods are propelling students overseas abroad.

Given below are some of the advantages of studying abroad.

Novel teaching methods marking overseas education: Innovative teaching techniques with international component are the essential facets of overseas learning. It is worth highlighting the use of sophisticated and learner friendly teaching methods prevalent in countries such as U.K, America and Australia. The similar is true of south Asian countries such as Singapore and China. For instance, video conference facility rarely available in the Indian education is commonly accessible in colleges and universities abroad.

Availability of specialized stream of study & enhanced exposure to knowledge management applications: Use of software gearing to knowledge management and options for courses pertaining to it are the interesting attractions of overseas learning. Besides, wide array of specialized streams at different levels of knowledge transfer. Interestingly even in countries such as Argentina one comes across acute specialization with the development of offbeat subjects such as butchery, marine biotechnology and Bible studies.

Professional or vocation courses give way to lucrative job opportunities: Other than engineering degrees or degrees in medicine; career oriented courses such as medical assistant programs and specialized training for overseas nursing jobs are drawing budding professional to explore overseas horizon.

Use of interactive learning program: Due insistence is given on group centric activities, field work, work oriented experiments and creative use of the natural world. Insistence on learning through experience rather than transfer of bookish knowledge is one of its motivating features. Uninhibited use of research technology and relaxing ambience are equally advantageous.

Long term Benefits of overseas education: Globalised approach to learning- Moving away from one's own country engenders the emergence of globalised sentiment; leading one to realize the essential chains of interconnectivity. Enhanced value for money, lucrative job prospects are some of the long term benefits. In fact, each and every course ranging from courses in management down to those pertaining to the development of interpersonal skills are marked by purposefulness and options for research work.