Some claim that studying abroad has great benefits for a student’s home country. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Whether studying abroad is lucrative for the native nation of the individual or not is always a hot topic for debate. Certain demographics of the society think in favour of it, while some disagree and condemn the notion. I think pursuing an academic career overseas offers a number of advantages that overweigh its drawbacks.
Admittedly, it is observed, especially in developing countries, that the brightest students more often continue their studies in well-equipped centres because of a lack of infrastructure or facilities in their homelands. These are the great masterminds whose foundation has been established by adolescent governments and the pain in the neck is they are not going to be utilized for their motherland as most of them look forward to settling in big urban centres across the globe. In India, for example, many university graduates fly overseas, either for a job or to study, with a promise to do something for their territory, unfortunately, not even half of them look back to their roots. Hence, critics of this contention highly discourage such a preposterous idea.
Despite the above disadvantages, in my view, there are many perks that are being overlooked by the community. Firstly, students studying in such superpower countries often help their authorities, especially the education ministry, by guiding them to implement new and better methodologies in the education system. Additionally, many of them work closely with foreign governments and organizations because of which they even help their native governments to execute good governance. A prime example of this can be Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar- who governed the creation of the constitution for independent India- after studying in the UK. Secondly, during natural calamities, students who have earned enough while working in such nations usually come forward to boost their home countries financially. Research conducted by the New York Times newspaper after the first wave of the Covid-19 states that many residents of the USA donated a certain amount to help their native countries to prevent the proliferation of the deadly virus. Thus, these students are ultimately helping their nations in multiple ways.
To conclude, I would like to reiterate that students who study abroad eventually utilize their knowledge and skills to benefit their homelands and are pivotal in the overall development of their developing nations.
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