If you have a chance, where would you prefer to study, in a foreign country or in Vietnam? Many argue that studying abroad may come with negative influences such as high cost, culture shock and bad living condition. However, it is my contention that there are many advantages to study abroad that you can never get in Vietnam. Critics of oversea study may say that students studying abroad have to pay high cost for tuition and living.
For example, the average cost in Oklahoma, one of lowest cost of living in the US is about 1500$ a month. This is a high cost for Vietnamese people who earn about 500$ to 1000$ on average. There is no denying this; however, students will contact a plenty of advanced educations from the whole world. It means that they can enjoy good and modern facilities. Students study in small classes with from fifteen to twenty students, use modern libraries which have many kinds of books and materials for studying or make experiment in the best labs.
Furthermore, students also have a chance to reach the latest academic theories and teaching methods that improve their knowledge a lot. Another argument against studying in foreign countries is that most international students go through is culture shock. When students go to study abroad they are living somewhere very different and may come across many troubles such as different food, religious and local custom. There is some truth in this argument, but study abroad allows you get to learn another culture first-hand.
A person’s culture reflects very deep perceptions, beliefs, and values that influence his or her way of life and the way that she or he views the world. Students who overcome their culture shock will truly understand where other cultures are coming from and overwhelm them easily. Other critics of studying abroad also claim that in a foreign country most international students are forced to deal with the challenge of living condition. Students may feel lonely, especially in the first year. There is also lack of care when they are sick.
However, study abroad affords students the opportunity to make friends around the world. While abroad, they will meet not only natives to the culture in which nation they are studying, but also other international students who are as far from home as themselves. Study abroad also makes students become more independent. Students can take care of themselves and know how to solve problems by themselves. To sum up, it appears obvious that the benefits of studying overseas far outweigh the problems.
Overseas students will study in a good environment, they will broaden eye-reach, they can learn advanced knowledge and finally such students will become more independent. Study abroad is a good choose but you need to think carefully before deciding whether to go or not. OUTLINE 1. Introduction a. Hook: If you have a chance, where would you prefer to study, in a foreign country or in Vietnam? b. Connecting sentence: Many argue that studying abroad may comes with negative influences such as high cost, culture shock and bad living condition. c.
Thesis statement: However, it is my contention that there are many advantages to study abroad that you can never get in Vietnam. 2. Body a. Para1: high cost • Counterargument: high cost for tuition and living • Argument: enjoy good and modern facilities: small classes use modern libraries make experiment in the best labs reach the latest academic theories and teaching methods b. Para2: culture shock counterargument: different life style: food, religious, custom • argument: learn a new culture c. Para3: living condition • counterargument: lonely, lack of care • argument: make friends around the world take care of themselves solve problems by themselves. 3. Conclusion • Restated: To sum up, it appears obvious that the benefits of studying overseas far outweigh the problems. • Recommend: Study abroad is a good choose but you need to think carefully before deciding whether to go or not.