People’s living standard has been improved and parents tend to pay attention to their children’s education. Therefore, more and more young people choose to go abroad to pursue their higher education. Frankly speaking, studying oversea has both advantages and disadvantages.
Critics argue that there are many good reasons why student should not go abroad to study. For one thing, living far away from home, students will suffer from loneliness and homesickness. Overseas students often feel disoriented and depressed for lack of adequate knowledge and understanding of local customs and lifestyle. For another, many overseas students don’t want to return to their native country because they want to seek a comfortable life and a brighter future overseas, which may result in a serious brain drain and our country will inevitably incur a huge loss of talents.
Proponents claim that overseas study has so many advantages. First of all, it can broaden students’ vision. They get a chance to experience a quite different culture. The knowledge of social custom acquires in the other countries helps them to become more open-minded. Secondly, there are academic advantages. Students can learn advanced technology and science. They will receive a different education. The book resources are more up-to-data. The professors are ware of the latest development in their fields. That is to say, the standard of teaching is much higher. Thirdly, when they finish their study broad, they will have more choices for their future career. All the above merits are conducive to their self-betterment and self-realization.
In my opinion, while overseas study has its drawbacks, the advantages are also obvious. It can broaden one’s horizon. Students have easy access to the first-rate facilities and the latest development in the science and technology. When they finish their study, they will have more job opportunities. Therefore, as long as it is financially feasible, an overseas study may do a person more good than harm.