A Guide to Setting Goals for Studying Abroad
In this article, Team Angel EduNext helps you set measurable, reasonable goals for studying abroad so that all the complex processes seem effortless and easy to comprehend.
We spoke to some of the more experienced Language Training Faculty Members and VISA Process Associates at Angel EduNext to prepare this easy-to-understand guide to setting goals for studying abroad.
Start With Career Counselling
Career counselling is an important step in setting goals for higher education abroad. A career counselling session at Angel EduNext involves one-on-one interactions with counsellors who have an expertise in understanding your interests, skills, talents, strengths, and weaknesses. They assess your personality and academic leanings to help you narrow in on the most appropriate career path. These sessions are especially beneficial to those who are a little confused or on the fence between career options.
Meet Eligibility Requirements
After career counselling, Angel EduNext will help you select the country with the best universities for the subject you need to study. Your counsellor will help you shortlist some universities as well. These universities will have a set of eligibility requirements you will need to meet, mainly involving your English Language Score and your Academic Score or GPA. If you are in the final year of your undergraduate course, it is up to you entirely to get your academic scores in order, depending upon the universities you select. This is the time to put in your best effort and score well in the remaining semesters.
Start Language Training for IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE, as early as you can. If you start studying for these exams on time, you will have space to improve upon your weak areas, and fine tune what you’re already good at. The trainers at Angel EduNext have years of experience in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to students who are used to conversing in their mother tongue. The mock tests at Angel EduNext will keep showing you how much your linguistic skills are improving, with each passing week. Set yourself a reasonable goal after your initial assessment, and give it your best shot to achieve this goal.
Statement of Purpose
Your Statement of Purpose (SoP) is very crucial to your admission process. A good university primarily judges applications based on the SoP and its meaningfulness. Your SoP indicates your personality, whether or not you will be a good fit for and asset to the University, your motives behind selecting the institute, and also your language. More importantly it tells the University why you are worthy of being selected. Make sure your SoP highlights your positive traits and dynamism. Make multiple drafts, get reliable critical feedback, and keep improving upon it till you feel it is flawless.
Once your admissions are sorted, you will only be one step away from studying abroad — your VISA. Keep an eye out for our next post on cracking your VISA interview.