Essay: Understanding of Globalization when Studying Abroad
Studying abroad fosters good understanding of globalization. This is a process by which economies, cultures, and societies have integrated through a global network of political ideologies through transportation, communication, and trade. This process mainly rely mostly on how people have inter grated all over the world. Education, through studying abroad have boosted this process as people mingle , exchange idea, establish network and eventually begin trading. (Cressey,2004, p. 68)
Study costs in foreign countries are very high. One is forced to look for accommodation that is very expensive, buy educational material like books whose costs are so high. Therefore, one faces a financial problem particularly if they are self-sponsored students. The advantageous part of it is that there are scholarships that assist international student in tuition fees and other basics (Doyle et al.2010 p.823)
A study by an organization called study abroad goals scale (SAGS) showed that students who joined abroad programmes had enhanced cross-cultural skills, more efficient and had a better socializing ability (Donglin, & Zweig 2010 p 179). This was because of increased exposure to different people who had different ways of doing things. These students also showed better results when examined on their independence, resilience, adaptability and the ability to initiate things on their own. Renowned leaders in the world happen to have attended some of the best learning institutions.