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- Why should I study abroad?
Study abroad is an enriching and eye-opening adventure, where learning extends far beyond the classroom. The experience will expose you to new ways of thinking, living, and viewing the world. Benefits include the opportunity to learn about another culture firsthand, learn an entirely new language or become fluent in one you have already studied, you can travel, fulfill major and minor coursework requirements, and develop new intellectual pursuits, skills, and perspectives. By living within another culture, you are likely to gain a new understanding and its way of life. You can also expect to make friendships and create memories that will last a lifetime. By studying abroad, you will learn life lessons that could never be taught in class, read in a book, or even taught by your parents. It’s self-empowerment, something you have to strive for, all by yourself.
- How will a study abroad experience enhance my employ-ability after I graduate?
Employers increasingly seek graduates who have international experience, and a study abroad experience will enhance your employ-ability. International knowledge, cross-cultural communication skills, flexibility, resilience, and the ability to adapt to new circumstances are skills enhanced through study abroad that are important to employers in various fields.
- When should I start planning to study abroad?
Early planning is the key to successful study abroad. Hundreds of study abroad opportunities exist; they differ in location, duration, curriculum, language, degree of cultural immersion, cost, and many other factors. In order to find the program that is the right “fit” for your personal and academic objectives, you should begin planning your study abroad experience at least one semester before you actually depart.
- This is such a big step. How do I talk to my parents about it?
The decision to study and live abroad takes a lot of thought. Your parents need to be involved and are bound to have questions. They’ll want to know about Boston, how serious you are about the program, where you want to go, what you will do there, and especially what you hope to gain from the experience. We can answer the basics as well as offer you tips on approaching your parents about becoming an exchange student. We also offer informative online information sessions.
- Can credit transfer is possible?
Yes it is possible. Credits taken at home country can be applied to your major, minor, elective, or general education requirements to abroad. Talk to our academic advisor to identify specific courses that could be targeted for study abroad. Some country accept it and some may not too.
- What’s a passport?
A passport is an international form of identification showing a person’s nationality. It is required of all individuals traveling internationally. If you still do not have a passport, you should obtain one now. Obtaining a Nepalese passport generally takes about 1-4 weeks. Not having a passport can also jeopardize your chances of going abroad since you can’t travel anywhere without one.
- When should I apply for a passport?
If you have not already applied for a passport, apply now! It can take 1 to 4 weeks to receive your passport and you will need it in order to obtain your student visa. You can apply it from your birth place or can get it from Kathmandu on special recommendation from government officials.
- What’s a visa and will I need one?
A visa is a stamp or other notation generally placed in your passport that will allow you to enter and temporarily reside in your host country during your program. A visa is required for all Year and Semester Programs and for many of the Summer Programs.
- Are visas hard to obtain?
The answer to this question depends upon your destination. For some countries, the process is straightforward and relatively quick, but for other countries, obtaining a visa can be very time consuming and quite expensive. Please note that some visa applications require you to apply in-person at your destination country’s regional consulate. You may be required to travel to the consulate in order to do so. Also, if your program requires you to apply for a student visa, you may have to submit your passport to the consulate along with your visa application and other required document. For this reason, we suggest that you not plan any international trips in the months prior to your departure.
- So if I need a visa, where can I get one?
Visas are obtained through the Consular Offices of a country’s Embassy. While most Embassies are in Nepal, there are a number of Consulate Offices located in Kathmandu City. Now a days for some country’s visas are issued from India so that we need to make visa application to their respective authorized courier service will help your document to reach to respective embassy and return back with decision to you.
- How much will they cost?
It costs about Rs. 5000 to obtain a passport. It will cost more if you need to receive it faster. Visa application fees can range anywhere depending upon the destination country you have chosen. It is important to remember that in addition to the actual fees charged by the Consulates, some applications require that documents be translated, notarized, and/or legalized. You will be required to pay for these services as well. If you are concerned about visa costs, talk to our Application Advisor about programs and countries with visa fees.
- How will I choose the program that is right for me?
The possibilities for study abroad are abundant. Before researching programs you will want to have made some preliminary decisions as to the type of experience you want to have. Start by realistically assessing your academic and personal preparation and your objectives. Consider the following questions to help you think about the kind of study abroad experience that would be the right “fit” for you. Then read the short online article How to Decide Where to Study.