Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone here studied aboard, as in in a different country than they live. I am from America and I'm considering going to college in Europe due to many reasons, one being that university is much cheaper in Europe than here!
I have a couple of questions if you would like to share. Is it difficult if you don't speak the country's native language? How was the school? Did you eventually end up learning a lot of the country's langauge? Were you considering staying there or did you want to move back?
I am originally from Japan, but completed undergraduate double degrees and a postgraduate degrees in Australia.
It was difficult at times, but it was manageable and definitely a huge learning curve for me. I started with art degree and it went smoothly as there were a lot of international students. It became more difficult when I started studying in Education where I was the only international student in tutorials.
I believe I learned a lot of general and academic English while I was studying at the university. I was thinking to go home once I completed my study, but I met an Australian husband. So, I am still in Australia.
Thanks for sharing. I'm just curious because I am going to college soon and the colleges are very expensive here therefore I was thinking about studying in Europe, maybe France, Spain or Germany because I have family there so maybe they can help me out once I move. I just wanted to know what I should be expecting. I'm very excited but also quite nervous.