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!