You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Compared to the past, more people are now studying abroad because it is more convenient and cheaper than before. Do you think this is beneficial to the foreign student’s home country?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Student migration rate is seen soaring these days as it has become more convenient and less expensive when compared to the past. In today’s scenario, I think this migration is not that much beneficial to such students’ home country.
The first reason which supports my view is that this migration would directly weaken the educational system of the country from where the students depart for overseas education. To be clearer, overseas educational aspirants are mostly above average and skillful students and when they opt another country for their higher studies, the quality of education delivery in their home country declines. It is not practical to run as many educational institutions of set standards in a country where there is not enough number of studious and enthusiastic students. This eventually leads to the closure of many such establishments.
The next major reason which supports my opinion is because of brain drain. Owing to many reasons, most students who go abroad for studies would not prefer to render their services to their native country, once they complete their educational term. The home country would suffer in this case as they had already invested a considerable proportion of money to meet their basic educational facilities. Once these students assume jobs in a foreign country, they would take their family with them, and this would stop their monetary transactions with their native country.
However, a huge financial investment is needed for a student to initiate this process and this benefits both the country which the students opts to go and their home country. One could also see a negligible proportion of responsible citizens who are seen serving their home country after overseas education.
To conclude, in spite of limited benefits, I think the increasing number of overseas education aspirants would hardly benefit their home country.