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Why students want to study abroad? For the reason, they can experience many amazing things. Studying abroad is not only to participate in classes at university but also to stay in different cultures and languages. To know other cultures is interesting, because bad manners in a country are sometimes normal things in the other. If you can speak more languages, we can talk to many people. Nowadays, it is very important to communicate with people who are from other countries because of businesses and to understand other cultures. This experience will positively affect one's future. Furthermore, ways of thinking and knowledge will be wide and flexible. Therefore, studying abroad has many benefits. A studying abroad pamphlet says, "Learn a language, broaden your perspective, explore your identity, challenge yourself, increase your self-confidence and decision making skills, re-evaluate your priorities, values or goals, and discover a new or family cultural heritage" (C Pendex A). If students read this, they will definitely feel like studying abroad, but they have to know opposite side. Besides, the most important thing to remember is why they go overseas. The purpose of studying abroad is, of course, to study. There are mainly three advantages of studying abroad, which are to be able to learn foreign language, experience fun things, and study much harder than doing in their own countries. ...read more.


Everyone is also different even if they are from same country. Thus, we cannot say that this ethnic group is right and others are wrong" (Kogure). There are no bad things to know other cultures. The third advantage is to study much harder. Local students can understand what the teacher talks about during the class, whereas international students have a difficulty of following classes because of the gap of language, so we spend much more time for studying than students who are native speakers. Moreover, international students pay tuition twice as local students pay. It helps us study harder. Therefore, we have to study hard to get good scores and not to waste money. Actually, many foreign students get good grades and scholarships. Moreover, if we do not have a strong will about study, we cannot gain anything from this experience, and even we cannot live in another country. Hence, we are able to have confidence to try something new when we study harder and harder. On the other hand, however, students who want to study abroad should not forget that they would also experience sad, hard, and bad things. One of the disadvantages is students are always facing difficulty of language. ...read more.


Once international students find someone who is from same country, they seem to be together anytime. When they feel homesick, they can encourage each other, and it is comfortable to be the people. However, as a result, they tend to restrict ourselves into the small group, and lose the chance to know the more diverse community. It does not make sense because we came to study another language and make many friends who are native speakers. This is just waste of money. In these advantages and disadvantages, there are similarities. In the case of language, if students try speaking a language to people who are the native speakers, they will improve their language skills. However, if they stick to only same ethnic group, of course, to study abroad does not mean anything. It depends on person's will whether studying abroad become their benefits or not. As the same as language, what they experience and how they take things will decide worth of studying abroad. Good experiences make them confident, and they will think that studying abroad is worth doing. On the other hand, even if they experience bad things, they will learn something from the experiences, and these episodes will help them think wide and flexible. Either this experience becomes advantage or disadvantage depends on students' will and endeavor. Nobody can help them, but everyone can encourage them if they try hard. ...read more.

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