Why Study Abroad?
As per an article in the Times of India, approximately 1,200 to 1,500 Indian students board international flights with the desire to study abroad EACH year. There has been an eminent rise of 10 to 15% in the last five years. As per the leading experts assisting these students to attain International exposure, availability of Scholarships, exciting job opportunities and work permits followed by citizenship are the factors luring these students to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
With the rising number of students aspiring to go abroad, several Overseas consultants are establishing themselves with the aim of assisting aspiring students to go abroad. There exist scores of Study Visa Consultants spread all over the country. These consultants expertise in either one or more countries and are affiliated with one or more colleges, institutes or universities providing diplomas, certifications, under graduation, post graduation and PhD courses in different disciplines to students from all around the world. These Visa Consultants are also well informed with the updates and modifications in the visa and immigration rules of all the countries they deal with. These consultants aim to provide their clients with a range of services, such as locating courses and institutes, counselling the student to choose a subject as per his/her interests and skills, assistance in preparing the Visa file, assisting in Visa processing and other Immigration services including permanent residency counselling, applying for dependent visas etc.
But the real question is how do you trust these agents? Are they certified by any governing body? How many of them, are Authorised Visa Agents? Sure, they are assisting you to go abroad, but the college or university they are sending you to, how credible is it or its course? The course they are persuading you to pursue, what is the scope of it? What are the estimated job prospects that await you having completed the course?
Most of these overseas and education abroad consultants affiliate themselves to average or below average colleges and institutes, with poor teaching faculties. The student himself/ herself is unaware of what they are in for until they reach the particular country they set out for and discover the reality for themselves. A very selected number of consultants visit all the colleges, universities and institutes that they seek to send their students to and see to it that they meet the student’s expectations of an International education. These consultants see to it that each of their student is well settled and is provided with the education that he or she deserves.