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Choosing the right course – what’s important and what’s not!

A decision to study abroad is an important decision with multiple consequences. This decision alone will change the course of a students career and his life in many ways. Other related factors that have a huge impact on his foreign education are the course that he selects to pursue, the country of his choice and the University/ College he is planning to join in. So a student has to be careful and well informed while making these decisions.

Yet it can be seen that often the parents and students are undecided and confused when it comes to selecting the right course. They are simply unable to focus and decide on a course. Most often this confusion prevails among the plus two completed students. It’s understandable as they are often naive and inexperienced.  But it is quite shocking to see that even our graduate students are dazed and perplexed. Many of these children are quite bright academically and they are good in many subjects. But somehow they seem to be undecided when it comes to what to pursue further.

So, what to be done? How can a student select a course that suits him? How can his parents guide him on one of the most important decisions in his life? Well, there are certain things a student can do as he contemplates his future course of interest

Analyze themselves

Yes, the first thing a student should do is to take a look at himself. He has to be himself, for the course he is going to pursue, is that career that he is going to build. For the rest of his life, he will be doing things that are connected to what he is going to study now. Simply put, he has to do what he really wants to do and study.

Do be driven by fancy ideas. Don’t get carried away because your friends choose one subject or you think one course is cool. Being hip is different from being successful. Your course is not a status-quo you have to maintain or a symbol of prestige. It’s your life. So follow your own path. Follow your potential and passion.

Marks are not everything

You may be good in many subjects. But doing good alone does not make one subject special, you should feel driven by that subject. Often parents will suggest their children pursue a course/subject on which he has good marks. But that’s not always ideal as the student has more potential in another subject as his personality and tastes suit something better. So choose wisely.

Nature of the job after the course

Another thing the student has to contemplate is the nature of the job that he will be following after completing the course. Is he satisfied with the requirements and demands that career brings? Does he know the personal commitment and career involvement that’s required for that career? If the student wants to pursue law as a subject, he has to think about the nature of a lawyer’s job, its professional demands & commitments and so forth. Decide wisely.

Because ultimately a student is going to live the outcome of his course. He has to give serious thoughts about his choices by connecting his ambition, personality, skills and love for the subject before making a decision.

About Ms. Nicy Binu, Director, Santamonica Study Abroad


With over a decade’s experience in international education, Ms Nicy Binu is the brain behind Santamonica’s overseas student program and has steered the organization to a position where it figures today among the prominent overseas education facilitators in India. You may contact her at +91 6282 903 703 for overseas education queries and doubts.


Santa Monica Overseas Education Expo September–October 2018– Your Overseas Education Expressway!

The Santa Monica Overseas Education Expo 2018 , South India’s biggest convergence of 50+ world class  universities/ institutions from 10 + countries, including   Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK, , Ireland ,Sweden, Germany, Switzerland , Singapore …will be held at three prominent  Kerala cities, Trivandrum at Hotel  Taj Vivanta   on 27th September Kochi, Hotel Taj Gateway on   29th September and Calicut Hotel paramount Tower on 2nd October  respectively. The expo, organized by Santa monica Study Abroad, one of south India’s  most reputed overseas education consultants,  in association with Malayala Manorama would offer  excellent opportunity to students who have completed their 12th grade, those undergoing Bachelors degree or looking for diploma or Masters Programs in varied fields ranging from Engineering/IT, Business Management, MBBS, Nursing/Healthcare, Hospitality, Tourism and more to gain authentic information directly from official representatives on various programs and admission criteria and further discuss their profile and choose an institution and program that best meets their needs. The overseas Education Expo over the years has become South India’s largest study abroad Expo, much awaited by students and parent community of Kerala to make an informed choice in selecting world class institutions to study abroad, which is evident from phenomenal footfall it generates edition after year. Exhaustive seminar sessions by experts on topics ranging from job-centric programs, Education loans, scholarships/internships stay back, work rights  spouse accompaniment rights visa, PR options, Part-time/ full-time jobs coupled with personalized education counseling, spot offers based on eligibility, assistance for hassle free education loans, application fee waivers free IELTS, PTE training for students registered with Santa Monica makes it a  must visit for seeking best of world class education  avenues abroad all under one roof . HOW TO DRAW MAXIMUM BENEFIT FROM THE EXPO?

  • Visit the dedicated expo website, using the student registration link, you will be attended to on priority basis, and would be appropriately guided through accurate career counseling, course options based on the registration info you have submitted.

Bring copies of your education certificates right  from 10th to  degree or your last qualifying examination  Passport size photographs and IELTS or PTE score (if you have one. Reaching the expo with the above said documents  will help representatives to give you a more accurate advice. Hurry! Register today @  for more info contact 0484-4140999, 9645222999


expo 2016

With quality overseas education on top of your agenda, Santa Monica overseas education expo 2016, held in association with Malayala Manorama is a must visit, as It offers, an  unique opportunity to explore the best in overseas education, in terms of institutions and programs. Renowned overseas institutions from 80+ countries are taking part in this expo, showcasing their niche courses and specializations. Students and parents will have opportunity to interact with delegates to clear their queries. One can also receive personalized education counseling, application fee waivers; spot offers etc and gain exhaustive information on scholarships,visa formalities etc. 

Overseas education being a high value investment, this opportunity needs to be put to maximum use, as there can’t be a better opportunity to get the most authentic information on the course of your choice, directly from university officials. With number of institutions from different countries taking part, the options are diverse.  Let us briefly see, what it takes to gain maximum benefit from overseas education expo 2016.

Register in advance

With advertisements and media news, overseas education expo dates and venues   have already been publicized. One can register through the dedicated expo website , which hardly takes a couple of minutes for entering ones basic information like name; email id, Educational qualification phone number etc. Though it is not compulsory to register online to visit expo, it will help representative to counsel and offer the right course, based on the information provided in the online registration form.

  Preparation is vital

With 80+ institution stalls, it is going to be a herculean task to visit all and make enquiries, so the best solution will be to zero in on the course you require and look for participating universities, who offer them.  If you have any particular country in mind, look for institutions that offer them in the country of your preference. This will help you pay a visit to the respective stalls and get all necessary information, without having to scan the entire expo area.

Accompanying parents, would be a wise decision

Now, since visiting expo is an opportunity to meet delegates from various universities, it would be ideal if your parent or someone who is the decision maker accompanies you,   as it will help them clear doubts then and there and help take an informed decision, after considering the institutions and course options available.  Moreover, it is seen that, with wide options being available; students tend to get confused and often cannot figure out, which stall to visit or what questions to ask.

Carry necessary documents

The most important thing, one should never forget is to carry copies of education certificates and or professional history (CV), IELTS or PTE score (if you have one). This will help representatives to give a more accurate advice. In case you are visiting the expo for your friend, relative etc, it is always advisable to have a clear picture about his/ her academic credentials, course preference etc, without which, it would be impossible to get any meaningful suggestions.  Following these simple steps would help you to gain maximum benefit from the expo.

Come, visit  The Santa Monica Overseas education Expo 2016 , the most authentic overseas education expo of  South India, being  held in association with Malayala manorama co. Ltd. The expo will have participation of 80 + universities / Institutions from 15+ countries     The venues and dates  are as follows  Trivandrum on 4th April 2016, Calicut on 6 th, Kottayam on 8th and Kochi on 9th of April, 2016 respectively. Hurry!  To register, visit or call 0484-4140999.


Why you cant miss the Overseas Education Expo 2016?

expo 2016

The much awaited Overseas education expo 2016, jointly organized by Santa Monica study abroad Pvt. Ltd. and Malayala Manorama will be held at four prominent locations of Kerala on the following dates and locations, 4th April 2016 at Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum, 6th April 2016 at Paramount Hotel, Calicut8th April 2016 at Windsor castle, Kottayam, 9th April 2016 at Le Meridian, Kochi. The expo timing would be from 10am -6Pm.

The last concluded expo saw participation of over 60 universities /institutions generating a footfall of 4000+ students.  The overseas Education expo 2016 will offer unique opportunity for students to know more about quality overseas education and choose the best suitable programmes and institutions. Over 60+ world renowned universities/institutions from 10+ developed countries will be participating and showcasing their niche programs and specializations.


Students who have completed their 12th grade, those undergoing Bachelor’s degree or looking for a diploma or master’s programme are welcome. The undergraduate admissions are possible in varied fields ranging from Engineering /IT, medicine, nursing / health care, Business, hospitality and tourism….


  •  The most authoritative overseas education Expo of South India
  • Top Universities/ institutions from 10+ countries participating
  • Hundreds of Job centric diploma, Undergraduate and Master’s degree programs
  • Meet officials from top Universities /Institutions
  • On the spot personalized education counseling
  • Spot offers on first co me, first serve basis and eligibility*
  • Prioritized application processing, application Fee waivers
  • Assistance for hassle free education loans*
  • Seminar sessions on overseas study options by experts
  • Free IELTS, PTE training for students registered with Santa Monica*
  • Gain Information on Canada, Australia migration


  • Copies of your education certificates from 10th to degree or your latest qualifying examination and or professional history (CV )
  • Pass port size photographs (4 numbers)
  • IELTS, PTE score if you have one

Visiting the expo with the above said documents will help university/ institutional representative to give a more accurate advice

For more info and registration log on to the dedicated education expo web site at the earliest or call 0484-4140999