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Statement of Purpose to Study Abroad - Kanan International

How To Write A Strong Statement Of Purpose (SOP) To Study Abroad – Kanan International

Statement of purpose is an essay which is often asked for by foreign universities. The word limit is usually of 1000 words. The main aim behind this statement of purpose is to understand why the student is choosing a particular course and what he or she hopes to achieve after studying it.

Benefits of Good SOP

A statement of purpose can be of various types. Some universities ask for a long essay whereas some ask for an essay based on questions. Whatever the type may be, a SOP must include the student’s future goals, his or her academic progress and the career path they have chosen for themselves. Other important things to include are personal motivations behind choosing the particular course and how the student chooses to utilize that education for achieving his or her goals.

A statement of purpose is a vital part of application to foreign universities. It should be tailored according to the course the student is taking. A statement of purpose written for a MSc course has to be different from a statement of purpose written for MS. Similarly, a SOP for Study in Canada should be different from a SOP for Study in USA.

Tips of Writing Statement of Purpose for study abroad

Personal and or financial background

Personal background is a must in the statement of purpose because it is one of the things universities are looking for. If a student has overcome all adversities and continued education despite all odds, then it should be included in the SOP. If a student has proved to be brilliant in studies in spite of financial difficulties, then that too should be included in the statement.

Personal failures

Most students wouldn’t even think of including this in the SOP. But it is in fact a must. The main purpose behind writing about one’s failures is to allow others to understand that the student has bounced back from all those failures.

Work experience

Not all courses ask for job experience. But it is a good idea to include the same in the SOP if the student has any. This can include part time jobs and even voluntary ones. Any job, even if it lasted for only a month, should be included because it was an experience after all.

Extra-curricular activities

This can include anything from participating in sports activities or in college debates. This will help the university with understanding whether the student is a team player and whether he or she has leadership qualities. Extra-curricular activities also highlight how determined the student is to achieve his or her goals.

Published articles or papers

This is extremely important for students who are applying for doctorate or masters programs. Be it a story submitted to a magazine or a research project, it should be included in the statement of purpose. This helps the university with understanding a student’s thought process.

Why we need SOP for Higher Studies

  • SOP helps universities with understanding the student’s decision to take the particular course.
  • This gives them an insight into the student’s academic life and other achievements
Living And Studying Abroad with Kanan International

Living And Studying Abroad – Kanan International

So you’ve taken the momentous step of deciding to study abroad in Canada or the U.S. Congratulations! You can be sure that this is a decision that will be a positive turning point in your life. With thousands of Indian students weaving spectacular success stories out of their studies abroad, there is no doubt that you too will add your story to this long line of testimonials. Canada and the U.S., especially, are countries that are very warm and friendly, greeting international students with an open heart.

However, there are still a few things to keep in mind before going on the most important adventure of your life-that of living and studying abroad. Kanan International is here to help you with this, just as it has helped thousands of other students settle abroad successfully. So, form our experience, here are the most important things to keep in mind:

  • Although you can get all the info you need about your destination country from us, it is still advisable to do your own research and get to know all about the country and the specific state and city that you are going to be staying in. This would include getting information about the weather (so you know what kind of clothes to buy or pack), whether there is an Indian population there (so if you get homesick, you can still find someone to talk to or shop around in an Indian store!), what are landmarks, places of interest, etc. Getting to know more about the place will help to dispel any nervousness you may have (which is only natural).

  • Organize your finances, so that you have a clear picture of what are the necessary expenses, as well as keeping extra for unexpected scenarios.

  • Ensure that all your documents for the visa processing and university documentation is in order so you don’t have to go hunting for them at the last minute.

  • Once you are settled in the country, an important but much overlooked step is to register yourself at the Indian Embassy. Here, you can get to meet others, participate or attend cultural events, talk to people when you are in any trouble, etc., which can be of great help in your stay in the country.

  • It is crucial that you get a bank account as soon as you are settled so that you can keep your money safer and more accessible.

How Kanan International helps

The list of services that Kanan International provides for students looking to live and study abroad is endless, ranging from coaching, visa guidelines, admissions, resettlement, etc. We offer coaching facilities for major exams such as SAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEFL-iBT, IELTS, etc. We also provide well-researched advice to get loans, manage your budget, how the GIC process works, how to get admissions, visa, etc. We even offer pre-departure services after you get your visa so you are not alone at any time during your journey.  We also offer our expertise on PR options for Canada.

So no matter where you are in your journey, you can be sure that Kanan International is with you every step of the way!

Myths Debunked Pertaining To Studying Abroad

Myths Debunked – Pertaining To Studying Abroad

Although the number of students going abroad to study from India has increased exponentially in recent years, with the majority of students choosing the U.S. and Canada, people still have a lot of misgivings about sending their children abroad to study (youngsters too).  The fact is that these myths floating around pertaining to studying abroad, and specifically in these two countries, have to be debunked because it stands in the way of many students achieving their true potential. So here are the top myths and the truth about them:

  • Only those who have high academic scores can get admissions to universities in the U.S. and Canada: This is a myth because, unlike the Indian educational system that places a heavy emphasis on academics, universities abroad take a holistic, well-rounded approach to an applicant. They take into account their experiences in volunteering, their extracurricular activities and achievements, their philosophy in life, and choose students who will be a good fit for that particular university. So don’t let your low academic scores prevent you from at least applying to these colleges!

  • Studying Abroad is unsafe: The fact is that crime happens in any country, even India! In the U.S., universities take the security of their students very seriously. The law enforcement agencies are also very thorough about this. As far as Canada is concerned, it was ranked as one of the top 10 countries for peace by the Global Peace Index and is widely known for being multicultural and peaceful.

  • Canada is too cold and snowy all year round: Canada is a vast country and the climate varies from place to place. There are places where the summers are very pleasant and where it doesn’t snow in winters at all! So don’t let the fear of cold or snow stop you from studying in one of the world’s most scenic countries!

It is difficult to get a student visa: This would depend on how you go about the process. Kanan International has successfully helped thousands of Indian students get student visas in the U.S. and Canada. All you need is the right expert to help and you are through!

Kanan International Provides Students All The Support They Need To Study Abroad

Do you have the passion and ambition to study in best international universities? Do you want to broaden your learning prospects and career opportunities? Are you excited about experiencing different cultures and meeting new people? Kanan International, Gujarat’s leading foreign educational consultants aim to turn your dreams into reality.

We are the pioneers at international education consulting in Gujarat and facilitate our students in full spectrum, beginning from selecting the college/university and the country the student is interested in, prepping for international exams such as IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT, etc, guiding through college and course application process and visa interviews.

To help students realize their dream of studying abroad, a systematic approach is followed by the team of expert counselors at Kanan International.

  1. Choosing the Institute You Wish to Apply to

Once you have made up your mind to study in USA or Canada, the first step is to select the University or College you wish to go to. Your selection needs to be based on your academic profile, study preference, eligibility criteria, financial budget, prerequisite exam results, etc. Choosing the right program also depends on location, scope and job opportunities related to it. Kanan International gives you an insight about every aspect of the desired course and the institute.

  1. Applying in Selected Colleges/Universities

The application process for various programs in international colleges is an enervating and tedious task. It involves complete understanding of the procedures and document guidelines. At Kanan International, we work directly with over 150 universities in USA and over 75 colleges & universities in Canada and therefore can provide you the best guidance for applying in these institutes. Our expert counselors,who have years of experience, facilitate suggestions for document guidelines, admission process, visa interview and other formalities.

  1. Preparing for Entrance Examination

Based on the course one has applied for, a student has to appear for one or more of the international entrance examinations – IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GRE and GMAT. Since Kanan International was established with the key objective of providing coaching to students who aspire to study overseas, we provide best coaching services to help students shape their future. We have on board the most talented and qualified teachers who provide the best coaching. Besides, we offer specially curated teaching material, in-house library and computer lab with additional study material, guidance in exam registration and extra grammar& speaking classes. We also organize regular seminars conducted in accordance with American and Canadian Universities to help students understand the international education system better and have all their doubts cleared.

  1. Financial Aid

Studying abroad involves a lot of expenditure in terms of tuition fees, accommodation, food, travel and medical insurance, to say the least. Kanan International guides its students in applying for scholarships where applicable and providing financial aids through student loans.

Through its structured and meticulously planned approach, Kanan International empowers students to break barriers and gives them wings to fly to achieve their dreams of becoming global citizens through international education. Register for our 2-days free Demo classes and learn more about our courses.

Study Abroad in USA or Canada

All You Need To Know As You Plan Your Study Abroad In USA Or Canada! – Kanan International

If you are planning to choose an international destination for higher education you’ll need to do a lot of homework to understand the scenario completely to make an informed decision. North America, including USA and Canada, has for years been the preferred choice of thousands of international students for higher studies. With par-excellence education system that is recognized globally, flexible academic choices to make, world renowned Colleges and Universities that have paramount infrastructure, skilled teachers, and multi-cultural experience, USA and Canada are undoubtedly the most favorable countries amongst international students. Kanan International, Gujarat’s most experienced foreign education consultants, offers the right guidance and support to students interested in studying in USA or Canada.

Admission Eligibility

The admission eligibility for USA and Canada is same, 12 years of schooling for pursuing a undergraduate degree and 16 years of schooling for pursuing post-graduation. Kanan International helps student choose the right course of action, depending on their educational qualification and the discipline the student is interested in for further studies. We also train the students to appear and perform well in exams such as IELTS, TOEFL GRE, and SAT, so as to bag a place in one of the best colleges or universities in USA or Canada.

Student Visa/Application Process

International students have to apply to a university or college that is approved by US Citizenship and Immigration Service to get the visa. The application process can be quite extensive and tedious and requires a lot of research; hence it is better to start well in advance. Kanan International has international collaboration with numerous Colleges and Universities in United States and Canada that works for our students’ benefit. We counsel and guide our students with in-depth and detailed information of the application process and the process of filling in the details on time.

Student Expenses in USA or Canada

When you travel abroad for studying, you have to recreate your home in a new place. Your total expense for education would include your tuition fees, accommodation, food, travel and other medical expenses. Though the tuition fees depends on the college or university you have applied in, the rest fairly depends on the city and the area you live in. Kanan International helps students in finding sources of financial aid, international student loans and scholarships. Our tie-ups with more than 200 Colleges and Universities across USA and Canada, we provide expert suggestion in budget management and loan arrangement.

Kanan International Guides Students for Admission in Universities in USA or Canada

Kanan International thoroughly guides students aspiring for international studies. Beingthe second Indian consultant to have been awarded AIRC Accreditation, we provide all information relevant to Colleges and Universities in USA and Canada. Due to our tie-ups with various colleges, regular seminars of American or Canadian universities are held, wherein a university representative interacts with students answering all their queries.

We provide our students with a checklist of all guidelines and documents required in form filling during application process. We have experienced teachers for preparation of entry level exams such as IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, SAT, etc and senior counselors all over Gujarat to guide the students regarding application processing, prepping for visa interview, as well as post-visa guidance.