IELTS Essay Sample Answer # Higher Education In Abroad

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Every year an increasing number of students are doing their higher education in abroad. 

Do you think the benefits of this development outweigh the problems associated with it?

Write at least 250 words.


The past few decades have marked a dramatic shift in the number of people who choose to study abroad. Although studying abroad brings about great benefits for the individuals, it also has some disadvantages.

On the positive side of the trend, studying abroad provides better and more options to students to choose from. For instance, a student studying in a developing country might not have as many course or better facilities available (especially if he/she is not in the top colleges) as compared to those available in universities of developed countries.

Secondly, students get to meet more people from varied culture when studying in other country. This helps in making them more flexible and open to changes. Thirdly, it helps to promote the mutual understanding between their native country and their destination countries.

On the other hand, studying abroad is not possible for everyones pocket. The courses are quite expensive and because of the difference between economies of different countries, it costs an arm and leg to many. Even more, some students are not able to adjust to the new environment or sometimes the climate and other factors go against the students.

To sum up, one cannot deny that studying abroad has disadvantages and it is not possible for every one to make it, but the positives outnumber the negatives.


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