Why should you invest in an overseas education? Y-Axis explores the factors
Posted on January 23, 2016
There are many reasons that jump at you when you think of this question. Reasons will vary of course, but we at Y-Axis know the few reasons that underline most reasons that all aspiring students would suggest if asked this question. Bottom line, it is an investment; investment of money, time, effort and future. But the underlying discourse is that of return on investment which you can look forward too.
We believe that this investment on an overseas education is worth the expense. Here’s why
- Career Goals: University education itself is an investment which leads to learning on specific interests of subject choices, whose primary impact is that it broadens the prospects of students’ career goals. This means, apart from high quality of education there are job options in industries where you can make significant differences as the job markets are more diverse. Thus, probability of finding a great job is more than in the home country.
- Future earning potential: Probably the biggest influencing factor for all, earning potential trumps the list as the ICEF Monitor survey suggests. ICEF Monitor is a ‘market intelligence resource for the international education and student travel industry’, which suggests that 90% cite employment outcome as the primary driver influencing their decision.
We are sure that you expected more than two factors to cover your screen. Like maybe taking in new experiences and new cultures, being independent, travel, learn new languages, meeting people from diverse backgrounds and international exposure to industries. But the underlying psychologies are the two mentioned above. The 2015 survey report cites that ‘90% of respondents noted improving future earning potential as being highly important, very important or important in their thinking about higher education. Getting a job when I graduate was equally weighted by prospective students, with 90% citing it again as a key consideration in their decision-making for overseas higher education.’
This is just some information to give a teaser to tomorrow’s article. To help you further in narrowing down the top options, tomorrow we will provide you with the best universities in the world that have the highest employability.