To rephrase, why drink coffee, when you can tea?
That's a very valid point, but what is more valid is the living and studying experience abroad and the value it adds to one's life and career is much different to that of what one would get studying in India.
Just to outline a few, studying abroad takes you from a desi mahol to a firangi mahol from education, fun to eventually working. So yes, there will be new cultures, people, quality of living, food, views and places to see and explore.
Yes, one still always misses their family and friends back home, but one can also make a new family and friends away from home.
One word, Nope.
Considering the value addition and the Return on Investment(ROI) to one's personal and professional life, studying abroad is not expensive at all.
Just a bit of research will show you that most unis/colleges are pretty affordable and there are also up to 100% per cent scholarships available for deserving candidates.
Most student visas will let you work 20 hours a week so that you can support yourself if need be.
However, work shouldn't be the ulterior motive for someone going abroad to study. There are other work visas available for those willing to work, and one should consider them strongly as even the employers prioritise full-time workers over a student with work-hours limitations.
That's the very icing on the cake about studying abroad.
All the countries let you work between 2 to 4 years upon successful course completion depending on the level, location & nature of your study.
Except for your study commitments, there will be nothing stopping you from visiting your family back home as the student visas will allow you to travel anytime, except in a few exceptional circumstances.
Yes and no.
Yes, mild verbal encounters of racism can happen as you might come across a misogynistic person or two. But then, there's also police and other support services to seek help from if need be.
No, it is not something you should be concerned about as they are very often just a verbal miff and they hardly ever lead to physical threats/assaults.
However, always report any incidents to the local police as you'd find that such incidents are properly attended to and taken care of by the authorities.
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