Difficulties and advantages of studying abroad an argumentative paper

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In this century, if the people don't educate themselves, they will have many problems in their life qualities and when they start to earn money. Moreover, it is not enough to graduate from any university, nowadays students try to find and study at good universities which have better opportunities and facilities. For that reason students select to study abroad because of some advantages such as learning a new languages, better opportunities, well equipped labourites, well stocked libraries and best computer facilities...which are more useful after gradation. Despite the fact that there are also many disadvantages that the students will encounter, like, culture shock, home sickness, difficulties in communication...

First, there are many advantages that students will have when they study abroad. They will find many different selections for their educational needs which they don't have in their own country. Moreover, studying abroad gives students the chance to learn another language and to practice it with the native speakers.

For example, in Turkey many universities give English or French lessons but it is not the same thing because when the students go abroad to study. They also need to live there and they have to use foreign languages and it helps them to practice it all the time. Also, while they are living there alone, they also have to learn how to stand on their own feet without their parents and friends support and help. Moreover, foreign universities especially western universities have better opportunities and equipments which students have to use. And these opportunities and equipments help them to expand their horizons. They have the possibility of using the best laboratories, well stocked libraries for their research. And also they have chance to use the computers with the latest technological achievements.

Secondly, most of the students select to study abroad. It has also many disadvantages as well as the advantages. Students sometimes face the cultural shock. In a different country things can be different than their habits. It is difficult to get used to living in a foreign country. Traditions, habits and the people are different and also it takes time to learn what their traditions, habits are. Culture shock also causes people not to be social and feel home sick. Students might miss their environment, family and friends. At first time when students go abroad to study they have some communications problems. They encounter when they try to explain themselves or try to communicate with advisers and teachers, but, they can overcome these problems after a period.

In conclusion, despite the disadvantages, if the students are successful while studying abroad, their horizons will expand. Studying abroad helps students to learn how to live without family. They will also have many opportunities which might help them to improve themselves. Moreover, they graduate from better universities than their own country has. Consequently, it helps them when they start to earn money, because it is important to have a good diploma from a good university.