People say that a country will benefit greatly if some of its students study abroad. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Overseas education is often considered as an effective way to broaden students’ horizons with an exposure to advanced academic fields and a multi-cultural environment. Yet, the social implications of this approach are influenced by various factors, therefore, unnecessarily leading to enormous contribution to a country.
First and foremost, the quality of overseas education matters. Being admitted to world-class universities and majoring in the leading academic territories of these institutes, students are able to absorb the latest theoretical knowledge and put it into practice via the sophisticated equipment available on campus. These are desirable for the import of advanced technology and philosophy into their homeland for higher productivity or new economic opportunities. However, if students choose to study in undeveloped areas or simply to finish their primary and secondary education, the benefits are more likely to be personal- enriched life experience, whereas the positive impacts on the national levels are relatively limited.
Moreover, the contents that students can access are another decisive factor. Sending young prodigies to developed countries to explore fringe science, such as biochemistry and artificial intelligence, is an understandable path for less developed countries to catch up with the superpowers. This is because efficiency has been widely proved during the revolutions and reforms of many countries in the past. By contrast, the value of the majors that are less imperative or applicable to the hometown and the cultural gains from a foreign territory which shares high cultural similarities with the home environment tend to be finite, not to mention the significance for the social progress.
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