Tuesday, 20 March 2018

5 Things To Consider Before Choosing A Study Abroad Destination

Dreaming of studying abroad? Confused which country to go to? Wondering what to look for while shortlisting a country for your higher education? As the number of students leaving the country to pursue higher studies increases, the question of where to study has become more important. While choosing a destination to pursue studies there are a number of factors that an individual should take into consideration to find a place most conducive to a positive learning experience. The number of options available to a student are huge and it is imperative to find the most suitable one for studying and living in.

Here’s a list of 5 things to consider before you choose a study abroad destination.

1. Which course are you planning to pursue?
The first thing every student must consider, irrespective of what kind of return on investment you expect, is the course one is planning to pursue. While most of the top colleges across different countries offer brilliant opportunities, the fact remains that there is always one particular course that would have more advantage in a country than the next.

2. Location
An important factor to consider when deciding to study abroad is the location. It is imperative that a student be certain about where he/she desires to study, as this is where the student will be spending the next several years. It is important to choose a location that is well suited to what the individual is about to study and to check if it has all the facilities the student will require to complete the course successfully. It is helpful to research the location thoroughly, and find out a little about the culture beforehand as it will help the student acclimatize to the new country faster.

3. Finance
A major factor to consider before taking the decision to study abroad is the cost of the course. A large number of potential students do not go abroad to pursue higher studies due to the high costs involved with studying abroad. There is a plethora of financial aid options available to a student aspiring to study abroad and there are a number of scholarship programs that universities abroad offer to promising students who have show a consistent level of performance in academics. It is important that an individual carefully researches all the options he/she has before choosing a specific one. There are a lot of costs associated with living abroad other than the tuition fees of the university, which a student will realize once he/she is abroad. An individual moving abroad for studies should be prepared for these costs and should always have a certain amount of money kept aside for miscellaneous expenses and emergency situations. Students should also inquire with the university if there are any discounts that students can avail of public transport, rent, utilities, etc.

4. Duration
The duration of the course if an important factor to consider as it directly relates to the cost of the course. An individual should determine how long he/she is comfortable living abroad as a student for. If the course duration is over a long period of time the individual should consider choosing a country where he/she will be comfortable living. The culture of the country should be something that an individual can integrate with, as they are planning on staying there for an extended period of time.

5. Employability
A student who has decided to move abroad for studies should consider the number of jobs that he/she can apply for after the completion of the course, and if the student has a desire to live and work in the country where he/she has completed the course the student should check the job market and the qualifications required for various jobs in an associated field. It is also important to check how employable a person will be after the completion of the course and which part of the world is there a requirement for that specific skill.

Start your research with the country pages at Aliff overseas education to understanding about the countries and then make an informed choice. 

At Aliff Overseas Consultant  we offer a full suite of study abroad counselling services:
  • Course and university selection
  • Academic profile evaluation
  • Submission of admission applications
  • Visa application assistance, visa-counselling and mock-interviews
  • IELTS/TOEFL training
  • Pre-departure guidance and assistance in terms of private accommodation recommendations in select countries.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Drop in US student visas to Indians

The reason for this fall is stricter rules mandated by the Trump government. The consular officials have to now ensure that students planned to return to their countries after finishing their studies.

The United States has seen a massive decline of 28 percent in the number of student visa allotted to the Indian students in 2017, according to new state department data. In 2016-17, the US issued 47,302 visas to the Indian students while 65,257 visas were released in the fiscal ended September 30, 2016.
As per a Wall Street Journal’s report, the reason for this fall is stricter rules mandated by the Trump government. The consular officials have to now ensure that students planned to return to their countries after finishing their studies. Chinese students, highest to seek admission in the US, have witnessed drastic fall with only 1,16,109 students were given the visa in 2016-17 as compared to 1,52, 120 in 2015-16. Overall, there were about 78,000 fewer visas issued in 2017 in comparison with 2016 for students. Without China, the overall number fell by 13 percent.
After China and India, US receives maximum students from South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico and Brazil.
As per the 2016 Open Doors report, a record 165,918 Indians were studying in the US during 2015-16, making India the second leading country of origin among international students in the US. The Indian students contribute more than $5.5 billion to the American economy.
Source TOI

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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Studying Culinary Art Abroad Could Be A Good Idea

Those of you who aspire to be a top chef, studying culinary art abroad could be a good idea.
Raj Shrestha Juneja student of Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland and currently Rajeev Gopalakrishnan Assistant Director of F&B The Ritz-Carlton- Washington, agrees, "The standard operating procedure and training module in culinary schools abroad is far more advanced. Students get an edge in knowledge, discipline and attitude. They are offered better salaries, exposure and better job satisfaction."

Countries To Study Hospitality And Culinary Abroad.

Top Colleges to Study Hospitality And Culinary  Abroad 

Swiss Education Group

With 5 schools based across 7 campuses throughout Switzerland, each school benefits from their unique strengths and features, providing the perfect fit to best suit your search. 

Bachelor degree, Postgraduate Diploma and Master programme in hotel management are available at Swiss Education Group schools, right in the heart of Europe.

Swiss Education Group. 100% Swiss owned schools which ensure 'An Education based on Swiss Hospitality Traditions'. Career & Networking opportunities through their International Recruitment Forum (IRF) which hosts around 70-80 companies from around the world. Paid practical internships which the course.

ICCA Dubai

International Centre for Culinary Arts (ICCA) Dubai is a world-class culinary training centre, delivering programs accredited by the internationally recognized City & Guilds, London. It was established in the year 2005, with a mission to become the leading culinary training provider in the Middle East

Students should have completed class XII and should be at least 18 years of age. Some institutes require IELTS or TOEFL. At the master's level, students need to pass the English test. "If students opt for certificate or diploma courses, the previous degree requirement may be waived. In addition to this, students need to prepare their resume and a short essay on why they wish to study in a culinary school.

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Thursday, 15 March 2018

Most Affordable Places to Study Abroad in 2018

Access to education is one of the basic rights of people across the world, and many are extremely lucky to have had the chance to complete at least high school. However, when it comes to pursuing higher education from reputed institutions, especially those that are based in an international destination, there are only few who can afford to study abroad in the destination of their choice.

Although there are several student loans and scholarships made available for young scholars who demonstrate academic excellence, there are external factors like cost and standard of living that determine the overall cost of studying abroad.

While strict financial planning/management is one way to manage costs while pursuing studies in an international university, it is extremely important for students hoping to study abroad to choose from those countries that have a considerably lower cost of living than most nations.

Let us explore some of the most affordable destinations, in terms of cost of living from lowest to highest for students hoping to study abroad

Russia - The country and its people have contributed significantly to different fields, making it a wise choice for students who have a variety of interests. Potential students looking to pursue the arts, such as literature, ballet and music, will find many programs that can cater to their needs. On the other hand, the country is also recognized for its contribution to the sciences and research, making it a potential study destination for students leaning towards taking courses in those fields. Russia is also an ideal country to study the history, cultures and languages of its region, as it provides an environment wherein students learn first-hand about the subject. The different degree programs typically cost around $1500 to $8000 in tuition fees per year. The exact cost varies depending on the major taken as well as the institution granting the degree. In addition to tuition fees, prospective students also need to take into consideration the living costs in Russia. Rent in most cities can cost an average of $250 - $550 for a month.

Hungary - Hungary is a country located in central Europe with a population of 9.8 million people. Its capital, Budapest, is bisected by the Danube River. Its cityscape is studded with architectural landmarks from Buda’s medieval Castle Hill and grand neoclassical buildings along Pest’s Andrássy Avenue to the 19th-century Chain Bridge. The standard of education in Hungary is high, the tuition fees one of the lowest in Europe.The cost of living in Hungary for students is put at 250 Euro to 500 Euro per month. The tuition fee in Hungarian universities is quite low and affordable. These fees vary from school to school and fees for international students have to pay a tuition fee of approximately 1000 - 3000 Euro per year.

Germany – As an emerging education destination, Germany saw a 14 percent increase in the number of international students from 2,82,201 to 3,21,569, enrolled in its universities between 2013 and 2015. Additionally, it has one of the best education infrastructures in the world and is also considered by many as one of the top countries to specialise in engineering and technology.
Despite being a central-European nation, cost of living in Germany is quite low compared to other European countries. The cost to study in Germany approximate $4,000 per year cost.

Poland - As is the case with Sweden, the Polish education system is also very advanced. Even though there is a language barrier, numerous programs are taught in English, out of which two ranked within the top 100 by the Financial Times. An MBA degree from Poland costs roughly $11,000 - $19,000 while the annual cost of living is about $4000 -  $6000. However you look at it, that is a steal!

France - France is one of the more favoured destinations for students wanting to pursue an MBA program abroad. The country has a vibrant and diverse student population, so it is relatively easy to settle in quickly, especially if you know the language. However, many universities offer English-taught MBAs, so not knowing French is not a barrier. An MBA from France comes with a price tag of approximately $9,000 - $12,000. Living costs vary according to the city. In Paris, for instance, you would pay around $12,000 per year, while a less cosmopolitan city would probably cost $10,500 annually.

Dubai - The overall education of education in Dubai is comparatively low as in other preferred developed nations. The rapid growth of Dubai and Abu Dhabi mean there are ample career opportunities upon graduation in fields from hospitality to banking to media to medicine. Students choosing to study here can choose from a variety of fields in which to begin their careers. The sum of tuition fees for an undergraduate programme in Dubai ranges between 34500 to 50000 AED (UAE Dirham) per year. The tuition fees for a postgraduate programme in Dubai range between 45000 to 55000 AED per year. The living expenses range between 2600 to 3900 AED per year.

No matter of where a student chooses to study, it is evident that planning well in advance and preparing a budget can go a long way in ensuring they have a comfortable and fruitful stay through the duration of their course.

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Why Study Abroad In Singapore?

Singapore has a worldwide reputation in terms of high standard education, research opportunities and innovative teaching and learning.

According to a UNESCO report, more than 50,000 international students arrive in Singapore each year and it was rated the 6th best student city in the world by QS World University Rankings. Due to a melting-pot society, international students don’t have any problem with adjusting to the bustling Singapore. Here are other good reasons that make this city a place worth considering for a degree abroad:

1. English is the official language used in all educational institutions

English is the main language of instruction used in all universities from Singapore so this won’t limit your study options; you can choose any degree that is provided by the university. The only condition is that you deliver proof of your English language proficiency, usually an internationally recognised test.

In addition, English is spoken by around 75 % of the population in Singapore, so communicating and fitting in will be quite easy.

2. Join a diverse student population

Foreign students from all over the world choose Singapore for their higher education, especially since local universities have partnerships with leading universities from other countries. An extensive and diverse student body leads to an enriching study experience provided by the exchange of different ideas and acquiring knowledge about other cultures.

3. Singapore is one of the safest cities in the world

Despite its hectic, always busy and thriving city life, Singapore was actually rated as one the safest cities in the world (number two on the list of the safest cities in the world established by TripAdvisor). The very strict laws, police efficiency and well-developed infrastructure contribute to the overall security environment in Singapore.

4. Singapore has a great city life

Singapore is that kind of city that truly satisfies anyone’s taste so there is nothing that you can’t do here. Singapore has it all: numerous cultural attractions, night life venues, a wide selection of restaurants, countless shopping stores and the city is alive and vibrant including during the night. You could say it has “the city that never sleeps” type of feeling.

Interesting places to visit while in Singapore include Gardens by the Bay, Buddha Temple and Museum, The triple-towered Marina Bay Sands, The Museum of Art & Design (MAD), Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest observation wheel.

Why study an MBA in Singapore?

The name “Lion City” that was given to Singapore is related to its great economic and financial success, as the city is one of the four “Asian Tiger” economies (along with Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan). Global Finance Magazine placed Singapore in top three of the wealthiest nations in the world. Singapore itself is basically all about business, investment and entrepreneurship, all the things that interest future successful business people.

Well-known for the high standard education, worldwide employers will always be impressed by MBA graduates that gained their knowledge and skills in Singapore.

Teaching style in universities from Singapore

Study programmes offered by universities and business schools from Singapore cover a mix of team work, interactive class discussions, and a focus on acquiring critical thinking and problem-solving skills. MBA degrees integrate a strong alignment of curriculum, assessment, instruction and practical experience.

Most business administration courses have a core module, enabling students to attain key concepts of a general management education. The curriculum then advances to more complex topics, meant to teach students how to succeed in the global business environment.

Interesting aspects of MBA courses in Singapore universities and business schools:

1. All MBA programmes cover internship or work opportunities, networking and social activities.

2. Universities collaborate with local and international companies and organisations and often organise business workshops

3. Students work on team projects that run across the semesters and have to explore and learn more about organisational and managerial effectiveness and communication

Choose a suitable MBA programme offered by a university from Singapore and start building a fruitful career in the ever challenging international business world!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Study At Cesar Ritz College In Switzerland

Since 1982, César Ritz Colleges Switzerland has provided international hotel and tourism management education. Located on three campuses, the César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland are situated in Le Bouveret, the University Centre is in Brig, Switzerland, and a recently opened campus in Lucerne.
César Ritz Colleges, Switzerland is one of the world’s leading hospitality, educational institutions, that offers a unique opportunity for students to embark on a successful career in tourism and hotel management. The Institutions offer world-class hospitality business education with an international perspective.

César Ritz has a strong reputation for providing quality and excellence in hotel and tourism management education. The qualifications awarded by the César Ritz Colleges are accredited and recognized worldwide in the hotel industry. The students, at the International Hotel Management Institute, have the opportunity to explore the world of hospitality on well-guided international trips and guarantee of ready to implement real-life career plans.

Location and Facilities
Located in Le Bouveret, a small French-speaking town on the shores of Lake Geneva, in a listed building that dates back to the early 1900s. Le Bouveret campus has a formal dining room where students practice their skills and host events, and a separate cafeteria for everyday dining. It is also the home of the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland with specialized demonstration, application and production kitchens for students to learn hands-on skills. Other facilities include student car park, student mobile phone network, wi-fi, two laundry areas, library, computer lab, study areas, student club & bar, TV and entertainment areas, fitness room, and free bicycles to explore the lake-side.

With three campuses in Le Bouveret, Lucerne, and Brig, César Ritz Colleges give a true Swiss experience, allowing students to discover different aspects of the famous Swiss hospitality culture. Switzerland as a country offers an excellent quality of life with a very safe environment, exceptional natural beauty, and cultural diversity.....Know More Here

Subjects Areas
  • Higher diploma in Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Bachelor of International Business in Hotel & Tourism
  • Extended Bachelor of International Business in Hotel & Tourism
  • PGD in International Hospitality Management
  • Master of International Business in Hotel & Tourism Management
  • Master of Science in International Hospitality Management

Based on academic records & skype interview students are eligible for a scholarship of 10-20%

  • Bachelor of Arts : Duration - 3 years Qualification - High School Certificate (12th Std) - Age - 17.5 years - English proficiency - IELTS 5.5 *
  • Post Graduate Diploma / Masters / MBA : Duration : 1 - 2 years - Qualification: Bachelors Degree / 3 years work experience in a supervisory position in any industry - Age - 21 years - English proficiency - IELTS 5.5 - 6.5 *
  • Certificate in Swiss Pastry & Chocolate Arts - Duration : 1 year -  Qualification - High School Certificate (12th Std) - Age - 17.5 years -  English proficiency - IELTS 5.5  ......Know More Here

Bachelor -January / April / July / October
Master - April / October

Careers: Unique Student Support
The Career Services team assists students in achieving their career aspirations. The dedicated coordinators provide tailored career advice according to the student's academic strengths and practical experience. Moreover, the Swiss Education group has an innovative online recruitment forum to enable global recruiters to find future managers in hospitality management, thus making it a win-win situation for both employers as well as students.

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

StudyAbroad: Why Study in Switzerland

Switzerland has no natural resources, education and knowledge have become very important resources. Therefore Switzerland claims to have one of the world’s best education systems. The most popular of the educational facilities for foreign students are the Swiss Hospitality Schools. In the past, and even today, people from all over the world visit Europe and Switzerland for its natural beauty and quality of service. This tiny nation with a population of 7 million has 5600 hotels which provide accommodation for more than 35 million guests every year!

Tourism is indeed a very important economic activity in Switzerland. Due to the lack of manpower and the high cost of our labour force, the Swiss hospitality industry not only welcomes a majority of international visitors but also employs a truly international work force. This is also reflected in hotel management schools, in terms of the curricula offered and the mix in the student population.

Located in various towns and cities across Switzerland, these schools are renowned worldwide for their high standards and are almost a pre-requisite for hospitality students looking for a first class education.

Education in Switzerland

In recent years, Switzerland has rapidly evolved as one of the world’s top education destinations. In comparison to other popular study destinations like UK, USA, Canada and Australia, Switzerland is a smaller country but the quality of education offered is very high.

Pre-dominantly three languages are spoken in Switzerland: German, French and Italian. There are 12 universities in Switzerland and depending on where they are located, the language of instruction varies. Having said that, in the recent years, there is a conscious effort to attract students who are English language speakers in recognition of the fact that they are the ones who are looking for educational opportunities outside of their home countries. Knowledge of German and French is recommended, however, if you identify right kind of programmes which are 100% taught in English, in terms of securing a qualification, you will not have trouble. Regularly updated list of qualifications taught in English is available and should be referred to by students to ensure that they don’t have any trouble understanding the curriculum. It should also be remembered that students are likely to find maximum programmes at Masters level taught in English.

Switzerland has a long established and outstanding reputation for excellence in Hospitality education and training. Many of the world’s successful hoteliers have been educated in this beautiful and safe country. Switzerland demonstrates greatness in its precision approach to detail. That is why so many Swiss corporations rank among the world’s finest research institutes. Switzerland is also home to some of the world’s leading laboratories. Majestic mountains, green woodlands, crystal clear lakes, roaming vineyards, breathtaking landscapes and enchanting cities – Switzerland has it all. Located in the heart of Europe, Switzerland has Paris, London, Amsterdam, Rome and Madrid at its doorstep, as all are within an hour’s flight. Switzerland offers not only the finest landscapes but also the cultural heritage of a multilingual population, where people have learned from childhood to live peacefully with their countrymen and women, who often speak a language different from their own. In such a country and environment, everybody can feel safe. These secure and friendly surroundings make it very easy to combine study with the discovery of people, culture and the beauty of the country. Many international companies have selected Switzerland for their headquarters because of the country’s reputation for stability, safety and multicultural understanding.

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