What attracts you to study in Australia?
Choosing a university to pursue my master's degree proved out to be a lot more of a daunting task than I had imagined. If they had the power, my brain cells would have overtaken and killed me for putting too much pressure on them.
I sent emails to my seniors, phoned the people I could, personally met those who were available, and always had something exciting to change my opinion. I would go to bed making up my mind to study in the US, then dream of Big Ben and wake up deciding the UK was my destination. After all, quality of education is not the only factor that entices international students.
Nevertheless, after much ado I ended up choosing to . The decision in no way reduces my respect for educational excellence countries like the US and UK have attained, but Australia is quite alluring, and not just for its sandy beaches and exotic wilderness. (More on the attractions here.)
I should mention that I am a graduate and have some professional experience to garnish my résumé, so my case might be a little different from those who have just completed their graduation and are now looking to pursue a master’s degree, though I would sincerely advise them to go out in the field and experience the practical implementation of what they have been studying before directly jumping onto any master’s program.
Here are some of the reasons I chose to study in Australia:
1. Diversity and multiculturalism
As vibrant as it is, Australia offers a fresh and different perspective in the education sector mainly because its dynamics are diverse. More so than Europe and North America, it has attracted a large number of Asian students that might give the world new leaders. Australia’s multiculturalism is for people like me a social paradise. Nothing can be better than finding people bringing different cultural, political and religious perspectives to the table.