Every other person is abroad, pursuing one degree or the other. While most college students are planning for a graduate degree from Harvard or Columbia and some of the graduate students are looking for scholarships to get into Caltech or London School of Economics. The main question is why is there such a strong preference for a foreign degree rather than a Pakistani degree in our society. Why a foreign degree is better than Pakistani degree? WHY Study Abroad in the USA is your key to Global Career??
It is a true fact that a foreign degree does not work like magic beans. Every student has to work hard in order to achieve success. There is no short cut to get success. However. If we look at foreign (USA) vs. Pakistani degree, No Doubt foreign degrees are in demand in the job market. There are several reasons behind this idea towards foreign degrees. The name and fame of the USA country and the university is one thing. But there are more serious benefits of a USA degree as compared to a Pakistani degree.
The most popular reason for Pakistani (local) students to avail a foreign degree is to attain a global perspective. If we see USA degree in terms of tuition fee and overall investment, Pakistani students have to pay at least thrice more than what they would pay for any local government degree. But the difference comes in the fact that the money you have invested in a foreign degree would return as global perspective and the experience of traveling to a new place to get an education in a new cultural and academic environment is priceless. The lessons learned by interacting with new people and working with them are not taught in any classroom. This global perspective will increase skills and personality that gives the USA degree holder an edge over the Pakistani degree holder.
Level of Education
The world-class education, that the USA University upholds, will definitely help the students to achieve a wholesome knowledge and understanding of their field and motivates them to exceed with innovation. Students are encouraged to pursue higher degrees in their field of interest alongside specialists and researchers. The research-based education represented by a USA degree wins a point over the Pakistani degree.
Most well known USA universities emphasize on the practical mode of education. In fact internships, JOB with study, research, exchange programs, etc are a common routine for the students living in the USA. These programs not only enrich the educational experience it makes a foreign USA degree more worthy.
When we talk about the career prospect, with a variety of degree courses and specializations available in USA universities, a USA degree holder represents better knowledge of the global market, technology, and products. Most major companies look for those brilliant students that can interact with global culture. If you are looking into work and settle abroad, then a foreign degree is definitely more helpful. Master’s education in the US is the best in the world for your career but getting a US Degree may not necessarily have an edge by the sheer fact that you were educated in the US. Every Organization/industry will look at the skills you can bring to the industry, not your degree so you must have to prove them your skills you can bring to the organization not only the degree.
Cultural Growth and Exposure
Once you travel to the USA for your study purpose, you gain many experiences and Experience is the key for all kinds of success. One of the best experience is that of culture. All reputed USA educational destinations provide a multicultural environment. Such type of environment brings together people from different backgrounds and from a different culture. It creates such a platform in which different cultures come together, and they become a source of establishing a higher global culture. So being a part of such a culture, working, living and studying in it, will enhance one’s talents and learning, broadens perspectives and it would better prepare students for the real world and its challenges.
It is not to be true that the Pakistani degree is not of value for making a student bright future but the fact is that with the growth of global market and globalization taking over the Business market, the USA degree has an upper hand and more value.