I am sure you already know my passion to a foreign education, to an international exchange in general. Yesterday I went to the Educational Fair in Rixos Hotel Astana. The fair presented universities from the United Kingdom and Turkey mostly. There are so many universities all over the world that are open to international students from Kazakhstan. Some of them even support these students by scholarships. There were universities like Cardiff University, London Business college, University of Management and Economics, Newcastle University from the UK, and Malpete University, Istanbul Aidyn University, Istanbul Culture University from Turkey and many other universities.

Also, if you dream of going to Germany to study, you can apply for DAAD program offered by German government. There you can find universities with English language teaching as well. So don’t bother if your German is not good enough. Find more about DAAD here.

If you want to work abroad, and have no or little experience, you can apply for AIESEC. AIESEC gives a good opportunity for young specialists to go abroad and work in more developed and competitive sphere. It is a great possibility to use your high potential to succeed in future career. Find more about AIESEC here.

As for me, I have a Bachelor Degree in English. And now I think about getting my Master’s Degree abroad. I tried to find out what kind of scholarships have these universities to offer. I noticed one interesting thing about these universities. None of them offer full scholarships that will cover all the expenses. The sum of scholarships vary from 3000 to 4000 ¬£/TL. This money covers only a part of your study cost. The highest scholarships offered for international students reach 50% of the study cost. And here I remembered “Bolahsak” scholarship offered by Kazakhstan. I think students are lucky to have such kind of opportunity to go abroad, where all expenses are covered by the Kazakh government.

Nevertheless, there are many other scholarships instituted by foreign countries. Some of them also covers all the expenses of going abroad. For example, FLEX, Muskie program, Fulbright, etc. As a matter of fact, there are many opportunities of getting an overseas education, the matter is if one has a passion and will for it. As we say, if there is a will, there is a way out. I hope, one day I will be able to write you about my own experience in a foreign country. Study abroad! Don’t wait until an opportunity presents itself, go for it right now! Study abroad!

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