Problems often encountered when study abroad. There are a number of stumbling blocks to studying overseas. The main barriers are cost, homesickness, and cultural differences. These barriers have seen many students wanting to study overseas to stop and abandon their dreams because of the difficulties. I’m here to tell you of a method to avoid these barriers, and this method is close to home, study in Malaysia.
Why Malaysia? Well, first of all, Malaysia is very close to Indonesia. Flights from Indonesia will only take at most one and a half hours to Malaysia. Flights are numerous and low cost carriers fly across so the cost to go and come back from Malaysia is very cheap.
Culturally, Malaysia is similar to Indonesia, but it is also very multicultural, with strong British connections from previously being a British colony. Malaysia is a multiracial country with a population of more than 26 million which consists of Malay, Chinese and Indian as many other indigenous races, all coexisting in harmony. There are also people of other nationalities studying, working and doing business in Malaysia.
A major advantage for international students when choosing to study in Malaysia is the relatively cheap cost of living. The total expenditure for accommodation, either on-campus or off-campus is very affordable. While your actual cost of living will depend on the location of your accommodation and your personal lifestyle, students will be pleased to know that KL has been ranked one of the least expensive cities in the world to live in. Malaysia has always offered a cost advantage as a study destination for international students. The cost of education in Malaysia is much cheaper than many other overseas countries for foreign students.
Finally Malaysia is also home to many foreign university branch campuses, such as Curtin University, Swinburne University and Monash University from Malaysia and University of Nottingham from the UK, amongst others. These are official campuses located in Malaysia, so you will not need to travel to the respective countries in order to study at a quality university and obtain a degree from said institutions.
So let us look back at our main barriers. Cost, homesickness and cultural differences are all covered here, along with a guaranteed quality education. If you wish to know further or would like to weigh your options in studying in Malaysia, come and visit any of our branches or email us at email@example.com