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Five sure questions you might have about Studying abroad

Study-Abroad- sptember 2017

Q Which are the popular countries for pursuing higher studies abroad?

Canada, Australia and New Zealand are most preferred for higher studies in IT, Engineering, Accounting, Business, Hospitality, Nursing, etc. While USA tops for IT studies, engineering qualifications earned from Germany, Sweden and Norway are gaining global attention. Singapore is increasingly becoming popular for cost-effective western university qualifications. Countries like Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Latvia, and Lithuania, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Malaysia, Philippines, China offer quality and cost effective courses in medicine studies.

Q What are the different ways of financial support for my studies abroad?

The different methods to support your studies abroad are: Education loans, Sponsorship by individuals / organization; Scholarships by Indian/foreign governments, private trusts and also individual universities.

Q What are the post study job prospects available abroad?

Most countries offer stay-back options for students to explore job opportunities on successful completion of their studies. The Co-ops and internships during the study help the students to network and search for employment opportunities after the completion of the course. Countries such as Canada, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, etc, encourage students to stay back and explore job and PR opportunities after their successful study and few years of work/stay in the country, subject to certain conditions. Your family can accompany you for your studies; however, the work rights for your dependents are subject to the laws of that country which may change from time to time.

Q What services can I expect from a study abroad consultant?

Experienced and trusted consultants like Santa Monica provide candid counseling in choosing the right study options as well as assist you in applying to the institutions of your choice, getting offers, availing bank loans and scholarships, payment of tuition fees, visa documentation, pre-departure guidance and domestic (Global SIM card , air tickets, money exchange) and post landing assistance including (airport pick up, temporary accommodation, job search, community connections, legal issue helps, etc) to help ensure you have a smooth transition.

Q What are the entrance tests/proficiency tests/ important requirements to study/ migrate abroad?

All the western countries insist that the students belonging to non-English speaking countries should be able to handle the English language fluently while studying in their country for English taught program. English language proficiency is therefore an important requirement to assess your visa application and hence we would recommend having English language proficiency scores. English Language Tests: Pearson’s PTE Academic (PT)/IELTS/TOEFL are the most common English language proficiency tests accepted by the institutions and immigration authorities across the world. Please check individual institution/official immigration department website for their requirements.

For MBA/Engineering studies in many countries Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) standardized test used to get admissions in various graduate schools or business graduate schools in various English speaking countries, especially the United States. Graduate Management admission Tests (GMAT) scores are used by graduate business schools to make admission decisions.

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Santa Monica Overseas Education Expo 2017 – Sep 23rd and 24th @Taj Gateway Kochi– Your Study abroad Expressway

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At a time when employers around the world are seeking individuals with international education and exposure to be part of their futuristic enterprises, informed parents and students have  risen up to the fact that studying abroad is their best bet in ensuring a rewarding career at a global stage. This is evident from the ever-increasing trend of students embarking to foreign institutions.  As per latest industry estimates, over 4 Lakh students opt to enroll for various programs ranging from certificates to Diploma’s to graduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral studies in international universities/institutions every year. However, with a gamut of universities and institutions across the globe, offering a myriad of study programs across streams, it is quite normal to get confused as to which one to choose that would be best in one’s interest.

The Overseas Education Expo September 2017 organized by Santa Monica study Abroad Pvt. Ltd in association with Malayala Manorama co. Ltd. on 23 rd and 24th September 2017 at Taj Gateway, Kochi, intends to demystify overseas education and would serve as the ideal platform for students and parents to explore various study options abroad, offered by 100 + top class universities/ institutions from 25+ countries in varied fields ranging from Engineering/IT, Business and Management, Medicine, Nursing/Healthcare, Hospitality, Tourism and more. Visitors will have the opportunity to have a one on one session with university/ institutional representatives and clear queries regarding courses offered the admissions process, entry requirements etc. Exhaustive seminar sessions by experts on topics ranging from job centric programs, Education loans, scholarships/internships,  stay back and work rights visa, PR options, Part time/ full time jobs will be held as part of the Overseas Education Expo September 2017 . It doesn’t matter even if one hasn’t decided on which program or university to choose, which, one certainly will, after visiting the expo.

The last concluded overseas education  expo, conducted at four prominent locations of kerala, Trivandrum, Calicut, Kottayam and Kochi had seen participation of over 80+ universities /institutions from 20+ countries, generating a footfall of 5000+ students and parents from various parts of Kerala. To draw maximum benefit of the expo, students are requested to bring the following when they visit the expo:

Copies of education certificates from 10th to degree or their latest qualifying examination and or professional history (CV)

Pass port size photographs (4 numbers)

IELTS, PTE score if they have one

Student’s can use the dedicated expo website www.overseaseducation and view full list of exhibitors, which would give them a fair idea about the participating universities/institutions. For more information on the Santa Monica Overseas Education Expo September 2017 and  registration log on to the dedicated education expo website at the earliest or call 0484-4140999.

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