01-Mar-2018

Considerations For Choice of Studying Abroad Versus Choice of Studying Locally


Here we have decided to describe a list of things to consider when deciding if to study abroad or Nigeria. Well many Nigerians have always had this debate if studying abroad is actually better than studying in Nigeria. We have decided to help you in making this decision

Here we have decided to describe a list of things to consider when deciding if to study abroad or Nigeria. Well, many Nigerians have always had this debate if studying abroad is actually better than studying in Nigeria. We have decided to help you in making this decision.

Here’s a list to consider when deciding to study abroad;

1.     Academic Fit

Before deciding to study abroad one of the first questions you should ask yourself is do you really have a true interest in the subject/courses offered in the program. Statistics have shown that many Nigerians just want to travel abroad all in the name of study when they don’t even really have an interest in the program they are actually applying for. Another important point to consider is if your choice of a program would enhance your knowledge, skills and your professional aspirations. These are important questions that should be asked.

2.     Program Model

What level of cultural or language immersions are you seeking? Are you interested in a program that provides hands-on learning opportunities (i.e. e-service learning or research)? These are questions you should ask yourself because you can also get these learning opportunities here in Nigeria.

3.     Location

When deciding to travel abroad to study choosing a location i.e. City/Town you would like to study is necessary because the climate change you experience in some countries like Russia, USA, Italy etc. are very different from what you might be used to in Nigeria. You find out that many people get sick or can’t even stand the weather change.


4.     Cost

Studying abroad is really expensive the program cost of your choice of study should be taken into consideration when deciding if to study abroad or here in Nigeria because you can also get a quality education here in Nigeria for far less cost. Studying abroad is good it improves you intellectually and broadens your perspective about things by learning a new culture and mixing with a different race but a question you should ask yourself will study abroad lead to more loans or debts for you or your sponsors?


                                                                            By Aluede Jefferson


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