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STUDY ABROAD FAQ

STUDY ABROAD FAQ

  1. Why Should I study Abroad? What qualifications do I need for abroad study?
  2. By going abroad you can change your world in ways that are visible to you personally, and visible to your friends, family, teachers, and future peers and colleagues. Many students say that their experience was “transformational.” They gain new maturity and independence, and develop a better understanding of what their passions and long-term goals are. They also share that they’re better prepared than many of their peers for the college application and interview process.

    There are practical benefits to going abroad in high school too, like gaining language fluency, developing critical intercultural communication skills, and forming lifelong connections that span the globe and often last a lifetime. You can think about the abroad study once you complete your high school/ +2 or equivalent.

  3. Where will I live while I’m abroad?
  4. If your family lives in the country where you are applying for then you can stay with them but If not then you can stay in Colleges/ Universities hostels or you may choose to stay in a rented room. This is available upon request to your friends and family in the country you will be.

  5. How will a study abroad experience enhance my employability after I graduate?
  6. Employers increasingly seek graduates who have international experience, and a study abroad experience will enhance your employability. International knowledge, cross-cultural communication skills, flexibility, resilience, and the ability to adapt to new circumstances are skills enhanced through study abroad that are important to employers in various fields.

  7. What will it be like going in a different school?
  8. Your academic experience will vary greatly based on your host country. Depending on your own academic background, you may find classes in many parts of Europe and Asia to be more challenging, while going to school abroad is an immensely effective way to learn another language. Most classes will be taught in the local dialect, and sure, you might be confused at first! But if you’re like most on year or semester programs, by the midpoint of your program or even sooner, you shouldn’t have much of a problem following along. Just remember: it’s all a part of the immersion experience.

  9. How will I travel abroad?
  10. Firstly you need to make a passport. Prior to departure, you’ll meet up with the other students going on your program and go through a short orientation in your international departure city. There, you’ll get to talk to someone who recently spent time in your host country or region, and will have the chance to ask any last-minute questions. Then you’ll fly together with the whole group to your host country. You may also have an AFS staff or volunteer fly with you, especially if you’re in a large group. Most Global Prep program participants also fly with AFS staff. No matter what, you’ll have AFS staff or volunteers help you check into your flight and meet you at the airport upon your arrival and return.

  11. When should I start planning to study abroad? How do I talk to my parents about it?
  12. Early planning is the key to successful study abroad. Hundreds of study abroad opportunities exist; they differ in location, duration, curriculum, language, and degree of cultural immersion, cost, and many other factors. In order to find the program that is the right “fit” for your personal and academic objectives, you should begin planning your study abroad experience at least one semester before you actually depart. Your parents need to be involved in it. You must have to tell them about your program you are going to study in abroad, fee structure and how you going to pay it? And rest of the details. They’ll want to know about KEF, how serious you are about the program, where you want to go, what you will do there, and especially what you hope to gain from the experience. We can answer the basics as well as offer you tip on approaching your parents about becoming an exchange student. We also offer informative online information sessions.

  13. What about the tuition fees? Who can sponsor you?
  14. The tuition fees vary widely between Universities and the institutes of abroad. Your close family members like your dad, mum, sister, brother, uncle, aunt can only sponsor you for the abroad study. For more details you can visit our website www.kef.edu.np or visit our office or call us at 014233107.

  15. How will I choose the program that is right for me?
  16. The possibilities for study abroad are abundant. Before researching programs you will want to have made some preliminary decisions as to the type of experience you want to have. Start by realistically assessing your academic and personal preparation and your objectives. Consider the following questions to help you think about the kind of study abroad experience that would be the right “fit” to you.

  17. How do I apply for abroad studies & what about the processing time?
  18. Once you have either decided on a program or made some preliminary decisions about the type of program you are interested, contact us for the counseling or book an appointment with our expert counselors he will assist you for the documentation and also guide you how to obtain the visa. Generally it takes not more than 3 months starting from English preparation class to visa application. This may vary according to the country immigration rules and policies. For more details you can visit our website www.kef.edu.np or visit our office or call us at 014233107.

  19. In what ways does KEF assist the applicants?
  20. Kangaroo Education Foundation provides all applicants with the service of career counseling by examining student qualifications and experiences, profile, preference, socio-economic background, purpose of study and counseling and enrollment. Also we love to support our students for the visa documentation and provide updated visa information as well.

  21. What if the visa is not issued by the time the program departs or not issued at all?
  22. If the visa is not issued by the time then you can request your target education institution to provide you different offer letter for the next session.

  23. When does the program tuition have to be paid?
  24. It depends on the country policies. Some countries has policy to pay the tuition fee and secure the place then apply for the visa like New Zealand, United Kingdom etc. and some country has policy that once student secure visa need to pay for the fee like United State of America etc.

  25. Who will support me while I am there (Abroad)?
  26. Your respective college/universities, colleagues, information centre will be there to support you while you will be abroad.

  27. How do I do my banking while abroad? How much money should I bring?
  28. The answer to this question depends on individual preference, as well as one’s individual bank. Many students find it easiest to use a Debit card from their home bank, however be sure to research ATM or other fees associated with your bank in your country of study. Other students find it easier to open a new bank account in their destination country. Once you get closer to departure you can research this independently. The amount of spending money needed also depends on student habits as well as the exchange rate in their destination country.
    Generally, spending money needed ranges from $500 -1000 /month. Student should bring enough money to cover incidentals during travel and the first few weeks of their stay, in the event they are not able to go to a bank immediately upon arrival. They can exchange money to their new currency at their home bank or upon arrival.

  29. Is there anything I won’t be able to do abroad?
  30. Yes. All students must be law abiding in their host country. There may be country-specific rules that apply. There also are limits on traveling independently. In a new environment, it’s important to be more aware than you might be at home. And remember: you are a student for the destination country, so it will be important to act respectfully toward others and to give extra attention to being culturally aware. Students may be sent home for breaking rules or laws, or for persistent behavioral issues.

  31. Can I come back to the Nepal for holidays?
  32. Yes, you can because you will have the multiple entry visas.