Foreign Education: Lures and Lags


On March 26, 2022, International School of Informatics and Management in order to acquaint students with challenges and opportunities of foreign education specifically in context of current Ukraine crisis for international students, in collaboration with Sapiens organised a workshop a ‘Foreign Education: Lures and Lags’.
The Panellists for the workshop were Dr. Arun Kumar Poonia, Assistant Director (Student Welfare), Manipal University Jaipur, Mr. Saurabh Sharma, KC Overseas Education, Jaipur, Mr. Dhiraj Srivastava, Commissioner, Rajasthan Foundation, and the moderator of the panel was Mr. Ajay Aswal, RAS, Additional Commissioner (Admn) in GST department of Government of Rajasthan.
The panellists discussed that Indian students are increasingly opting to study at foreign varsities. Colleges in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, France, and Singapore have for a while featured among the most popular destinations, but Indian students are also exploring education in other and even smaller countries. The panel felt that acquiring a global perspective on subjects of their interest and specialization has become an important ingredient of learning for students. Also, there are domains where education in foreign countries provides better research and employment opportunities.
The panel also shared that studying abroad presents viable opportunities for Indian students, but they also bring critical challenges like homesickness, culture shock, and most importantly, the complex application process itself. These factors influence their decision to study overseas in a big way.
The event concluded with the panellists answering queries from the students.





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