Studying abroad: What? Where? How?
AIM: To research the opportunities of studying abroad & to find out if there are any obstacles for it? To define the countries which attract students most Tasks: To introduce the programs of Students Exchange To show the ways of entering high schools Methods of research: Analyses Illustrative Comparisons Survey Interview
To be enrolled in any language school abroad You should choose:Country CitySchoolResiding
Country Personal preference The fact that the host country can influence your accent is insignificant
City For a long time studying, it is necessary to choose absolutely unusual place. Whether you like to be engaged in the same place, where the majority of foreign students do or in a place where you can feel colour of the country Whether this place is removed far from possible sights Whether you can find here something that is interesting (night life, historical monuments, good shops, cinemas etc.) for you Whether you can find here the good compromise – a bit of everything
School Size Variety of programs & services Approaches to teaching techniques Excursion-entertaining programme
Residing In campus At family In apartment Unsuccessful accommodation can not only spoil free time , but also affect the progress in the most negative way
STUDYING IN CANADA Canada wins the 1st place on a level of charges on education in calculation per capita.Today it successfully competes with the USA & Great Britain .
Preparatory courses COST: course of the English language (CAD) COST: residing at family (CAD)
Advantages: The Canadian diploma is appreciated all over the world. Cost of life and studying in Canada is much cheaper than in the USA and Great Britain. Canada benevolently concerns to students – foreigners as it is the country of immigrants.Opportunity to find work in the country after the end of studying.
STUDYING IN FRANCE In France there are a set of language schools offering courses of the French language as foreign , especially adapted for foreign students Courses StandardIntensiveSuper intensive Vacation courses for children & teenagers 18-24 hours a week BasicIntensiveLong-term French educational system is considered to be one of the best in the world
Preparatory courses COST: courses of the French language for 12 weeks (3 months) COST: residing for 12 weeks (3 months)
Advantages: Studying at the state universities of France is free-of-charge. There are courses of the French language adapted for foreign students The cost is much more expensive but the variety of services included in it is less than in Canada.
STUDYING IN GERMANY In high educational institutions of Germany successful students of the West-European schools are accepted . For the Russian student it is necessary to finish 2 courses of day time branch of the Russian institute or 1 course of the Institute and preparatory branch of German University Peculiarities of German HIGH SCHOOLS Entrance examinations do not exist. Foreigners only pass the exam to check German & it is possible to be prepared for it being a student there Age restrictions and restrictions of the marital status. Students in Germany have possibility to work, are provided with a hostel, use huge quantity of privileges and discounts.
Studying In Russia For foreigners it is necessary to pass test on Russian or a course of Russian for entering Cost of studying for foreign pupils in 2005/2006 (USD)
Advantages: Cost( comparatively cheap) High QualityVariety of teaching techniques Automatic delay from the army (For boys ) Additional payment for residing , language courses You have to work to support yourself Russian diploma is quoted in some countries
STUDYING IN GREAT BRITAIN In some high school special preparatory courses including studying the language are carried out
British Universities Each British University has own rules & regulation depending on a course of the studying program
Disadvantages: High cost of studying Restriction for work while studying Narrow range of included services in price High level of English is required Russian students have no opportunities to enter the University directly after finishing school Advantages: No previleges to children of high-ranking parents High level of edu-cation Strict discipline
STUDYING IN AMERICA The educational system of the USA has no equal on breadth of a choice of educational institutions, conditions of training, education programs and subjects specialization.
On the average in the USA the annual cost of training in college exceeds $25000 Teaching of foreign students is one of basic sources of income of many educational institutions of the USA, For example, in 2000-2001 year in colleges of the USA studied about 92000 foreign students
Important Notes Market of educational services is very much advanced There is a complex system of discounts The state allocates the grants to the Universities The sphere of education is very mobile in prices & services
Programmes: Cultural Exchange Universities In AmericaAu Pair Direct Conversation
Cultural Exchange Operates in many advanced countries Residing in an American family Free - of - charge For children of 15-18.5 years old Studying 5 or 10 month in comprehensive school The program is carried out by American organization
Universities In America Real opportunities to study for a year or more in one of the prestigious Colleges or Universities in America Simplified procedure of transferring into higher education institutions The age is not limited Procedure “Advanced Placement “ for Russian students Results on TOEFL & CAT are not required Opportunity to pass a preparatory intensive course of English (they are paid)
Au Pair in the USA Living in American Family within a year Family pays for you You can earn money ($139.05 a week) You can attend English courses Free-of-charge travel there & back You can choose the family You do not get real edu- cation Only for girls Unfamiliar country, people & lifestyleA lot of work (Babysitting)
Direct Conversation Allows to join educational programmes in advanced countries High education in colleges, Universities , language centres Various duration of studying (from 2 weeks) Teenagers 15-18 years old are accepted
Having analized the number of foreign students involved in different educational programs we made this circuit.
We have compared how much the students spend on education abroad. The results are as follows:
These are the results of our mates’ survey: “Would you like to study abroad?”
The average cost of high education (2005)
Useful Tips: ﻯ Programmes of cultural exchange are not for all The particiant of programme should know foreign language & study wellHe should have desire to studyﻯ Everything must be discussed & thought thoroughlyﻯ Education must bring economic profit It's never too late to study