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Why Should Students Aiming to Study Abroad Must Figure Out Their Priorities First?

Gees ConsultantsMarch 27, 2020

If you’re an Indian student, the most preferred destination for study abroad is the UK. Canada is not far behind in terms of preference. When it comes to Japan, India shares certain commonalities including Sanskrit, Buddhism, spirituality, music, etc. Japan being an ageing society pins its future hopes on the likes of automation and robotics. The demand for engineers in Japan is as high as 2 lakh IT engineers. Most countries that offer study abroad opportunities expect students to clear the Language Proficiency Test or LPT as minimum eligibility. 

Thorough research:
Most industry experts recommend that students need to be clear about what their area of interest is, and where they want to go in order to pursue their professional careers. Every single decision must be aligned to your goal or objective. Find out if your study abroad destination provides a work permit while you’re studying.  Students must do a thorough research of the courses or programs offered by a particular university, and their application process all by themselves first before approaching any consultancy. Next, focus on the visa process as prescribed by the visa office.

Co-curricular activities:
Experts also opine that students make a list of universities that suit their preferences, and match-making here is really imperative. Again, understanding your needs and wants with your preferred study abroad destination and university is pertinent here. Mentioning co-curricular activities in your resume will carry a lot of weight when applying for a program. Though most universities abroad offer hands-on practical programs, it is still important to check on the university’s website. Furthermore, these universities allow graduates to work as trainees after course completion. The details can also be received from the consulate directly. Inundated with loads of doubts? Touch with us directly as we’ll show you the path to global education.

3 Ways to Raise Your Intelligence by Studying Abroad

Gees ConsultantsMarch 18, 2020

There are three types of intelligence critical for survival in today’s cut-throat competitive world. Studying abroad at its best can enhance your mental capacity (IQ), your cultural adaptability (CQ) and your emotional intelligence (EQ).

Improved Cultural Intelligence (CQ):
The Society for Human Resource Management in one of its publications has it that finding the right employee who can break cultural barrier in creating a truly global company has become a nightmare for many international companies and MNCs. And mind you it just doesn’t stop with someone becoming proficient in a foreign language. It becomes imperative that companies educate their top employees about cultural intelligence. This said there is a cost involved in training them. 

Employees who already have study abroad or study international experience form better candidates for top positions because of a high level of Cultural Intelligence displaying the following:

  1. High level of anticipation and future-oriented when it comes to cross-cultural situations.
  2.  A high degree of understanding of multicultural situations.
  3.  Positive attitude and extrovert in support others, thereby breaking culturally diverse backgrounds.
  4. Adjusting verbal and non-verbal behaviors in response to the cultural environment of the situation.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ):
Research studies have pointed to the fact that students with international studies have greater Emotional Intelligence marked by greater team collaborative spirit, empathy, lateral thinking, open-mindedness and ability.

Enhanced IQ:
The diversity of teaching methods and techniques helps increase the Intelligent Quotient (IQ) of students having completed International Education. This is one of the most sought after attributes in the rat race to corporate success. There is so much exposure in any study abroad program that it transforms the entire thought process of how to address problems and turn them into potential opportunities. Great corporations were built by carefully picked leaders who had the opportunity to study abroad and execute ideas that captured global attention.

Select a study abroad program that makes you not just a pampered employee in an internationally accredited firm, but a global leader who can steer a firm to foreign shores successfully amidst looming economic uncertainty and downturn. 

How International Education Builds a Growth Mindset?

Gees ConsultantsMarch 9, 2020

It will be only apt to start the blog with the maxim: “The world is a global village”. Globalization starts with education and it is important to have the right education to develop a global mindset.

International education shapes the individuals to develop a universal mindset by getting rid of tunnel vision. By first trying to understand and assimilate the cultural practices and traditions of different nations, our mind begins to absorb a new mindset that traverse nationalistic feelings, man-made borders and narrow jingoistic outlook.

With a global mindset, you’ll never feel as if you are in a new situation—you’ll need no training manual. Your mind will crave to become more integrated and become one with the world order. No wonder, you will be left behind if you aren’t good at communicating, negotiating and collaborating with people from other cultures and languages. 

The biggest advantage of learning abroad is that you will try to figure out anything new by yourself. You’re put through classes that have different teaching methods and styles. The new environment presents a new food lifestyle, new public transportation modes and innovative way of living. Students are provided with a new support system and ensured they first receive top class experience and growth opportunities. 

The key is to develop an independent mindset as only where there is freedom, there is growth. Students studying abroad are known for their independent lifestyle, high self-growth mindset and self-taught skills. The bonding and friendship developed during this phase of study abroad stay for life and help one expand tremendously in his or her preferred domain and area of interest. This is the kind of exposure that students of International Education receive for expanded thought-process.

There are basically three qualities you need to develop a global mindset: open-mindedness, humility and self-awareness for embracing the new found culture and more importantly internalize the experience for a global mindset.

There are Reasons Aplenty to Study in Switzerland

Gees ConsultantsMarch 4, 2020

If you think Switzerland is only synonymous with cheese, chocolates, watches, private banking and picturesque snow-capped mountains, then you need to learn more about the education standards of one of the best European countries. Because there has been a steady increase in the number of students opting to study and work in Switzerland. Let’s find out why:

#1 Switzerland is characteristic of high standards of living. Its citizens enjoy excellent health standards and overall productivity as a result. Though the cost of living in the country is pretty much high it makes a lot of sense moving to highly-developed cities such as Zurich, Geneva or Bern for study and job placement.

# 2 Switzerland is a melting pot of several languages and cultures. It also houses some of the most important world organizations and popular universities in the country. Switzerland is a good point to discover the several faces of Europe and the fact that it’s well interconnected by rail, roads, and air makes it an excellent education hub. 

# 3 All Swiss universities display the highest level of teaching methods and research which help them achieve top position in the global education ranking table. Furthermore, they are ranked among the top 200 universities globally with almost 50% of all students in Switzerland claiming to have attended one of their major universities including the ten Cantonal Universities and two Federal Institutes of Technology.  There are two private and two public universities of Applied Sciences for professional orientation.

# 4 Contrary to the popular misconception, Study fees in Switzerland are usually affordable backed by a robust publicly funded education system that both Swiss, as well as non-Swiss students, can readily afford.

#5 Swiss researchers call the shots at International conferences and meet forming the think tank of policy and decision making that can impact globally. They also produce the maximum research and scientific papers every year in almost all disciplines, supported by world-class infrastructure including the CERN in Geneva.  There is heavy investment in a range of research areas including engineering, chemical, and pharmaceutical sectors.

Top 5 Reasons Why Indian Students Study Abroad

Gees ConsultantsFebruary 25, 2020

The number of Indian students going abroad to pursue higher education is on the rise. Some of the most popular education abroad destinations for Indian students include the U.S, Australia, the UK, Canada, and Singapore. There are a number of factors that fuel this trend, though to cover everything will be beyond the scope of this blog.

#1 Relative ease of Admission:
Indian students feel that getting into the top Indian universities including IIT, IIMS, NID, AIIMS, etc is a tough ask, despite scoring over 90% score in their high school examination. They also find medium or high-level universities abroad far better than their Indian counterparts, especially in terms of education standards, and hence they are naturally attracted to studying abroad. 

#2 Paucity of Courses:
The depth and level of courses offered by medium level universities are not as penetrative as those offered abroad. For example, it is worth pursuing a course in Multimedia & Graphics in a specialized college or institution abroad than getting into an Indian university that offers not many specializations or in-depth coverage.

# 3 Study and work abroad:
This is the most enticing option of all. The prospect of assured placement and job opportunities after coming out of any university, college or institution abroad has fuelled many a dream and passion of talented Indian aspirants particularly when a job opportunity in India is becoming much slimmer with every passing day.

#4 Research opportunities & specialization:
Most universities and colleges abroad have excellent technological and innovative labs, research centers, incubation and acceleration establishments. It is not hard to find a mentor or a specialist in any area of research and development, and help students develop a study niche of their own.

#5 Entrepreneurship opportunities:
A lot of universities abroad offer basic support to advanced incubation facilities and networking opportunities to students looking to establish their own startup through close-knit industry interface, co-working spaces and startup ecosystem apparatus and realize their dreams of entrepreneurship.

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