Simon Gooch has been helping African students to fulfil their dreams of studying abroad for 25 years. We asked him the most common questions by African students who are interested in studying in the USA, Canada, UK or anywhere else in the world. He also shared his advice.
Study abroad programs are becoming more popular in Africa due to many reasons. The combination of quality education with better future job prospects is what will appeal to students.
You may only find the field of study that interests you abroad. It is important to be able to adapt to a foreign culture and learn a second language. While it can be daunting to be a student abroad, it can also be an exciting adventure.
You will become more prepared for your career as well as gain a greater understanding of the world. The type of experience that you have abroad will depend on the destination you choose. It is important to choose a destination for a study that suits your goals and fits within your budget.
There are many Master’s and Bachelor’s degree options, as well as thousands of universities to choose from. The cost, admission requirements, and program content of each institution are different. What is best for one student might not work for another.
There are many differences in the costs and academic requirements for admission as well as program content among institutions. Seed Educational Consulting will work with you to help you make the best choice. On our blog, African Student Study Abroad, you can find more information about the reasons and universities that we represent in Africa. You also get advice from past students.
Where can I study abroad?
It can be difficult to choose where to study abroad. There are many factors to consider such as tuition and living expenses, possible jobs and internships, as well as the field of study. You may want to live in the country where you are studying for more work experience.
You should also think about what you enjoy doing in your spare time. Are you looking to live on campus and meet students? Or are you more interested in living in cities in foreign countries? Are you looking for outdoor or sports activities? Which would you choose to live in, an apartment or a dormitory?
Seed’s partner institutions most often teach English because English is becoming increasingly important in business. This is what we believe will help you have a successful career.
We can help you if you feel learning in German or French is better for you. You can find a lot of information on our website that will help you answer these questions. Our team is also available to answer any questions.
How do I Study Abroad?
It is a good idea to start by looking online for information about the country you are interested in studying. Although you don’t have to be familiar with all the university courses available, it is a good idea to know the details of each program, as well as the cost of studying and the required documents.
It will help us to assist you more easily if you have a clear understanding of what you require. A source of funding must be included in any plan to study abroad. Are you able to afford the costs of your education each year? Who can sponsor you?
The country where you are studying and the institution will be impacted by the financial situation. We’ll ask these questions as we begin our discussion. Before applying for a student visa, applicants should first establish a budget.
Then they will need to obtain a letter from their university acknowledging that they have been accepted. You may also need to complete a lot more paperwork. Depending on where you are studying, you might have to meet with a consular officer. Some students take months to research and are unsure if it was the right decision. Others fail to properly prepare their visa applications, which can lead to them being denied a student visa.
Is it worth the effort? Do you not think it would be better to get help from the beginning to the end? Seed Educational Consulting has been helping students to study abroad for more than 20 years. We have many answers to your questions on our website. If you contact us, you will get all the answers.
Where will I live on my study abroad program
When choosing a university or city to study abroad, there are many factors to consider. Age can also impact your decision. Some universities may not allow you to live in residence halls on campus if you are under 18. You might be able to get a room at a student residence at the university you are interested in.
You can choose to live on-campus or off-campus. You may also find student homestays, where you live with a local family. This could be an option for students who do not want to live in a residence hall.
Seed Educational Consulting is a partner with institutions that provide at least one type or more of housing. We also offer a housing service that can help students find other types of accommodation based on their individual preferences.
Can I work abroad while studying?
You’ll need to comply with different regulations depending on where you’re going. There may be restrictions on the amount of work you can do while you study, depending on where you are. Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during term while they can work full-time during holidays.
You must show that you can pay your living expenses while abroad in order to be eligible for a student visa. Before you can apply for a visa, you will need to prove that you have sufficient funds. Seed Education might suggest that you find institutions cheaper than your sponsor’s. Part-time work can provide many benefits beyond financial gain.
It will help you improve your language skills, especially if you’re not a native speaker. You’ll also be able to meet new people and make new friends. It is unlikely that you will find a job part-time, especially during these difficult times of Covid.
However, you should be realistic about your budget. If you do, it will be a bonus! We discuss how you can make money at university in our African Student Study Abroad Blog, seededucational.com. For those who want to work while studying, we offer an array of online degrees from universities and colleges around the world.
Online appointments can be booked or you can contact our study abroad counsellors in Nigeria, Ghana, and Cote D’Ivoire. Students from other African countries can also benefit from our expert support.
We have offices in CR Congo, and Togo also the democratic Republic Of Congo6, avenue du Bas Congo Commune de la Gombe, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of Congo
Study Abroad12 Boundary Road, Accra Ghana +233201856818
Seed Educational Consulting | Cote d’IvoireResidence Roume, 2e etage, 4500, Boulevard Roume, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire+22520219092
Seed Educational Consulting | Nigeria | Study AbroadAmbassador Albert Osakwe House, 1473 Inner Block St, Central Business District, 900103, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria+234 701 339 6316
Togo105 TON Quartier Ottaviano Estime, Rue Adabawere, Lome, Maritime, Golfe 4 Togo+228 91 13 10 10