Coming from a 3rd world country, my journey to pursue a top MBA in Europe has been an interesting one to say the least. Especially these days, living overseas amidst a global lockdown.
So I would like to share my knowledge with those now planning to pursue their own dreams of studying abroad.
A key factor is networking and you will learn how important this is for finding information about companies, connecting with people, and gaining insights.
If you feel unsure where to start, are perhaps wondering ‘is it still a good idea to study abroad?’, or are just looking for new ways to achieve your dreams, here are a few links that I hope can help:
Yocket (LinkedIn or Facebook group for 2021 intake) – this platform offers great advice for international students, with tips and advice on recruitment. They also provide insights to those special exams, such as: Test Prep, GRE, GMAT, and SAT.
ApplyBoard – this is great for students who are not quite sure which is the best course for them, or are confused about which degree or masters to apply for. Their team of experts can help you narrow down your choice, as well as help with the application process. They also provide guidance on visas for international students, including the OPT visa. Now I know you must be breathing a sigh of relief, right? If not then STOP, inhale for 5 seconds, hold for 2 seconds, and exhale all that stress.... Feeling better now??
The MBA Tour – for those looking at MBA programs, this one's for YOU. That’s all I’m going to say, just click on the link and you’ll see why.
International Study Abroad Network – this is for those who know what to study but have no idea where to study. They have great advice and lots of webinars showcasing different places to study from around the world.
Prodigy Finance (you're already here!) - looking for an institution that can provide loans for international students? Here is your answer. The best part is you only start paying back monthly instalments 6 months after you finish your studies. STOP, take a minute, and read that last sentence again. I hope this helps reduce some more of the stress?
I know the world can seem really scary and even more so with Miss Corona around, but do not let that be an excuse to stop YOU from doing what YOU always wanted to do.
My studies are about to come to an end, and as I look back on all the hard work, the tears, rewarding moments, meeting new people from around the world... I can truly say it is definitely worth it.
As people, we are strong willed and ‘make do’ with what is in front of us. Right now, take a few breaths, say to yourself, “I got this!!!” and follow your heart.
You, and you alone, know what you want to achieve and why.
Take that first step.
I wish you the best of luck for your studies abroad.
Want to know how to fund your masters abroad?
Prodigy Finance provides loans to international students pursuing their masters at top schools across the globe.