India has, since quite some time, become a country that has a huge number of students going abroad to get their higher education. And amongst the most popular study abroad destinations, Australia always has a place somewhere in the top. With the number of students going to study in Australia, the role of education consultants and migration agents is being questioned. And it’s a good thing, because it’s an important question.
While an agent responsible for immigration and education counseling does a lot of things, we’ll see how they help a student choose the right university.
Choosing the Right Course
Who chooses a university without knowing the subjects that it offers? The answer is, no one. Or at least we hope that’s the answer!
While anyone can find the list of subjects offered by a college; how any of those courses could help you in your career and life, is the question that is worth asking. And the answer, unfortunately, is neither a short one, nor can you expect to find it in a very short amount of time. Because a vague answer just won’t cut the deal, you’ll have to research quite a bit and come up with a program that suits you the best. The next step then would be looking at all the colleges that offer that same or a similar course.
This very step of the process, however, is where the role of an education consultant comes in. They are the ones who’ll ask you some very important questions, like – what are your skills, what do you enjoy learning the most, and if you have already done a particular course – whether you’d like to study in a similar line, or would you like to change your field. A good overseas education consultant understands the importance of choosing a course-specific university, very well.
Choosing the Right Financial Option
Going to Australia is a costly affair; but at the same time it’s one of those really definitive kind of investments. The chances of you getting an awesome job get manifold once you pass out of a good Australian university. But because the money you’d be spending would be no less amount, you would have to know about all the necessary expenses that you’d have to make. Such expenses, would include the tuition fee, accommodation, food, among other expenditures.
This is where an immigration and education consultant would be of great help. They would know every little thing about a university and its courses, so that you would know how much would studying the course of your choice cost you. The place where your chosen university would be located would also have a bearing on the cost of living there. And that brings us to our final point.
Choosing the Right Location
Not just the subjects, but the university would have to be chosen in terms of where it’s located too. It’s not enough that you know you want to go to Australia. You should also have a distinct idea of where in Australia would you like to study. Now how do you get a detailed description of every student city in the country? One answer always is, the Internet. However, the plus of having an education consultant is that you will get the detailed descriptions of the cities along with an advice that would be custom made for you.
Choosing the right location can be a tricky thing – because nobody really makes a list of all the things they want from a location. So, Sydney might look like a city that anyone in general would have a great time studying and living in; but an education consultant might advise you to do otherwise, because they’d have reasons that’d suit your particular case the best. One of the reasons, as we saw in the previous point, would be the cost of living. The cost of living, in turn would have an effect on the tuition fee charged by the universities there. You would have to see how much would your everyday life at a particular day cost you for the time that you live there.
A location is important, because you won’t be going there as a tourist, but to live there for a not-too-short period of time. So, hire a migration agent and an education consultant to get a proper idea of every student city before finally choosing one.
In the end, it will always be about what you deem fit for your future and your career. Only you are the best judge of what exactly you want from your life. Sometimes, you might have to compromise on the choice of the subject, or sometimes the university – and only you can be the best judge to decide what to go for and what to leave. Therefore, your counsellor will only be there to present you with a host of options to choose from, and then help you clear any confusions that you might have. Nevertheless, a good counsellor will always make sure that the final decision is ultimately yours only.
Author’s Bio: A director of Aussizz Group, is also a registered immigration consultant in Melbourne, Mr. Dharmendra Patel has been offering valuable advice and support to people who seek immigration to various countries such as Australia, New Zealand, as well as Canada. Over time, Dharmendra has helped countless number of clients in making their dreams of relocating abroad, a reality.