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STUDY ABROAD AND STUDY IN LOCAL UNIVERSITIES

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					                    STUDYING ABROAD IS BETTER THAN STUDYING IN LOCAL UNIVERSITIES.

        People always think that study abroad is much better than study in local universities. It become
a popular trend among the community to send their children to study overseas as for them our local
universities does not have the international quality of education and poor in facilities. However, in my
point of view, I totally disagree with the statement since I believe study in local universities is more
beneficial.

        First of all, this is because our local universities had improved tremendously from year to year.
Moreover, Malaysia has been awarded as the education hub for higher learning which has countless of
public and private universities with many foreign students. This shows that the foreigners trust our
quality of education more than ourselves.

        Next, local universities also provided the qualified lecturers including lecturers who from
overseas. All the lecturers are hired based on their experiences which must be at least 5 years in
education field. Furthermore, most of the academic programs are received full accreditation from
Malaysian Qualifications Agency who formerly known as National Accreditation Council. Thus, our local
universities actually have the capability in producing many successful students like doctors, teachers,
bankers, lawyers, architects, and others.

        After that, studying in local universities can avoid our children from culture shock. As if they are
in overseas, they have to get used with the new environment and cultures. If they can’t assimilate to the
foreign cultures, it will affect their study. Not only that, the education systems also different with our
education systems. Their systems are more to independent learning which the lecturers expect the
undergraduates to survive on their own. So, this may not be so helpful to students who are used to
being spoon fed.

         There are possibilities to be influenced by the Western culture and lose certain local cultural
values if they pursue their studies in overseas. When they are come back to Malaysia, they might
oppose family customs and traditions which may lead to family fights, conflicts and unity disintegrates.
This is because, after years of studying abroad, the family relationship no longer the same and lack of
parental guidance which make them easily fall prey to peer influence. Even worse, some of them do not
return to Malaysia at all after graduation.

       Comparing to study abroad which are high costs with expensive tuition fees, accommodation,
transportation and exchange rates, studying locally are more convenient and save a lot of money.
Studying overseas also can create financial woes for some families. It also can causes mental and
emotional trauma especially for those who are with shy personalities and anti-social. They will feel
homesick and loneliness where can affected their studies in overseas.

        Thus, I stand strong that it’s much better to study in local universities that study in overseas.
Since, local universities have the same quality like the overseas universities and we can avoid all
financial problems and cultural differences which make the undergraduates feel more secure. We also
should stop the trend of sending bright students overseas under scholarships because they could also
excel locally.

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