HOW ALUMNI CAN HELP INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS?
While choosing to study abroad, you will find many sources to help you as an international student. And as an International student, you will be considerate about many things that are necessary for the transition from your home land to a foreign country, such as the facilities, programs of study, research opportunities etc.
And will probably be looking for a guide who can help you out through all this and it will also seem good to have someone from your selected college or university as they may be better equipped to help than any one!
Yes! There is good news for you! You will have a guide who had been through what you will be going through and can give better tips and guidance for you far far better than anyone else, as they are well experienced in what you currently go through.
So, let us know how alumni of your school, college or university can help you in having a great time of your study abroad plans:
In gaining perspective on the university:
Alumni play a huge role in helping you gain a complete perspective of the university you plan to study at.
Yes! With no place for doubt, they would have had firsthand experience of student life at that particular university ranging from academics to the social.
Alumni will be able to provide you information about the study workload, student socialization spaces, events, other facilities related to accommodation, and many other countless aspects.
In knowing the job opportunities that are available:
Alumni of college will be able to give you insight on what sort of job opportunities are available through the university that is on the campus, for the graduates of specific programs or degrees of that university and what scope does the university has in the job market, which they know through their experience and gained knowledge through their seniors, lecturers, and friends, etc.
Yes! Someone who once thought like you and found the way on their own or through some means is ready to make the way easy for you!
It will add more comfort if you find someone who is taking the same career path that you are interested in.
In knowing how they will be treating you, as an international student:
Yes! Alumni can help you by informing you about the treatment of international students in their university under different programs.
Yes! Most of the universities abroad have a lot of opportunities both academically and socially to its international student population, such as having their own international students’ union or other similar organizations that connect the university’s all international students.
They will be able to give information on whether the university or the college has the services and opportunities that you will be in need of during and after your studies there.
In informing you about the university’s facilities:
Who else can inform you of both the positive and negative aspects of the university’s or college’s facilities more far better than the alumni?
Definitely, facilities are one of the major considerations when you plan to study abroad and choose your place to study; you can seek your alumni’s help as they are the ones who be able to help you with the real facts from their own experiences with the university’s or college’s facilities.
In keeping you informed:
As alumni through alumni associations be constantly engaged with the universities or colleges, they are updated with the upcoming events at the institutions and can help you in being informed in the beginning, that is during the admission processes, and also helping you in knowing the concerned authorities at the institution to help you know the institution better and approach the authorities in personal on your own.
These are the major ways in which alumni can help international students that is by providing knowledge and using their experiences as a lesson to the future students of their college or university or even school.
Through Alumni you will be able to gain knowledge about the school or college or university that you are planning to study, far more than what they showcase through their writing on their websites or other publications which will greatly help you in choosing more wisely and appropriately on where and what to study.