The demand to study abroad has never been greater than what it is today, the desire for western experience, exposure and standard has surged predominantly in the last decade. Before now, the influx of expatriates, specialists, consultants, scholars was very rampant but this day and age has brought about a revolution and an African (Nigerian) awareness to civilization and westernization.
The prospect of fulfillment is no longer subjected to the borders of the native land or shores of the country. In developing & third world countries more and more people are yearning for the opportunity of international education and western civilisation.
Studying abroad is an expensive but worthwhile investment with unrivalled benefits and returns. Most organizations and employers now tend to lean towards international graduates above the local graduates for employment appointment. This trend is becoming predominantly noticeable and has sprung up huge passion and desire to study abroad. Parents are leading the charge and aim to give their children the best possible education. The government is assuming more responsibilities by providing sponsorship in the form of bursaries and grants. Some top organizations are joining in the investor in people scheme by offering scholarship, staff development programme and study leave to support employees. Likewise, we have individuals who are very keen on personal development and end up as self-sponsor. However long or short it takes and however affordable or expensive it turns; one fact is certain – the benefits always outweigh the cost.