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Positive changes in students that come with overseas education

Overseas education- studying with students from across the globe in a foreign country, is an unparalleled experience. It’s venturing into the unknown-the thrill, the culture, the campus, the student life, everything is new to a student who has just enrolled in the program. His new way of life and his experiences will influence him and will affect him profoundly, he will assimilate the best his international exposure has to offer and begin to look at life and himself with a new viewpoint and eyes.

Let’s look into some of the important positive changes that happen to him and his way of life due to his foreign education and exposure.

Unmatched Confidence

To live independently in a foreign country is not a small thing by any measure. He is his own boss and he decides what is good and bad for him. The confidence that develops in him when he mingles with students from far away countries and listen to teachers with international exposure is something truly special. His personality starts to exude that confidence. He has changed for the rest of his life.

Character Development

Next is his character development. His exposure to new cultures, people and possibilities leave a deep impact on the way he thinks, his attitude and tastes. He becomes more matured and refined. As he faces his day to day challenges alone by himself, he knows how to tackle his daily hurdles and troubles. He is more responsible and professional now as his part-time job demands that. He is doing jobs that he may not even think about doing in his home country. That grounds him. It makes him into a global citizen.

Finance & Money Management

Home is where he is pampered. He is less responsible there as he knows his parents or relatives will take care of him. But in this foreign land, he has to be careful enough to save money. He should learn how to spend wisely and take care of his finances. This makes him realize the importance of knowing one’s self and thus he becomes more humble and grounded. He starts to respect people and other ways of life that are different from one that he is used to.

Respect for Fellow Human Beings

He ultimately understands that the world is a big stage and everybody has their own ways of existence and living. He learns to collaborate and tolerate and finds that the only way to address his concerns is by carrying out rational dialogues and not by creating a ruckus. He values the system and respects its underlying mechanisms.

Cross-Cultural Skills

Interacting with different individuals with different cultural backgrounds teaches him to broaden his horizons. He is more understanding now and has better cross-cultural understanding & skills. This later even helps him to jump-start an international career by positively enhancing his employability.

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.


Scholarships – A blessing

scholarships 2018

Thousands of students apply to foreign universities each year to pursue their career abroad. They seek exposure and quality educations that help them enhance their capabilities.  Scholarships have always helped students support their finance for courses falling outside their budget.

SCHOLARSHIPS – GENERAL NATURE  – British Council IELTS Scholarship  Award– Funded by the British Council ,open to all Indian students, of all levels studying outside India, who have recently taken IELTS with British Council.

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships– For Indian students interested in studying in North America or Europe both for graduate and post graduate programs.



Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships –Offered to Indian students looking to pursue Doctoral degrees or research in UK.

British Council GREAT scholarships for Indian students– Offered to Indian students who wish to pursue higher studies in UK.

Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowships – For outstanding Indian students looking to pursue studies at any level in any accredited US institution.

Asia Pacific Leadership Program (AP LP)

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship Global Engineering Education Exchange

Program (Global E3)

DV Gokhale International Grants in Statistics Program

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships Program Asian Cultural Council Individual Grants

Asian Development Bank Government of Japan Scholarship Program (ADB)

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Scholarships.


Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) for masters or doctoral level programs

Global Leaders Scholarships for Indian Students – 10 scholarships offered to Indian students to study an applicable business-related postgraduate course.

University of Queensland BEL India Scholarship – For master’s degree or undergraduate

Degree within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Queensland in Australia. Excludes MBAs


DAAD Scholarships with Relevance to Developing Countries (Germany)

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides scholarships for

for a range of

Postgraduate courses with special relevance to developing countries

Netherlands Fellowship Program (Netherlands) The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes

(NFP) for Master studies, PhD studies, or short courses at Dutch Universities or academic

Swedish Institute Study Scholarships  (Sweden) For highly-qualified international  students from developing countries for master’s  level and covers tuition fee, living expenses, some travel grant, and insurance.

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Programme (France) Eiffel scholarship-holders receive a monthly allowance and other expenses such as return trip, health insurance and cultural activities. It does not cover tuition fees.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students  (Switzerland) opportunity to pursue doctoral or postdoctoral  research in any academic field at one of  the public funded university or recognized institution in Switzerland and covers a monthly allowance, tuition fees, health insurance, lodging allowance, etc.

Danish Government Scholarships for Non-EU/EEA Students Danish Ministry of Education fund highly qualified and motivated international students from outside the EU/EEA for full degree higher education programme Includes  partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs.

Santa monica study abroad your trusted  study abroad consultant’s  understand how much a scholarship would ease your financial strain while pursuing a course abroad Our comprehensive scholarship assistance include appraising eligibility criteria to guiding applicants in the right manner and help them avail scholarships offered by colleges, universities and government bodies from time to time. For more info call us on 0484-4140999 or visit our nearest office.