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What are the benefits of studying abroad in a first world country versus a third world country?

3 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Rae Rae
     
    Rae Rae
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    One benefit could possibly be safety or a heightened sense of security as many developing...
    One benefit could possibly be safety or a heightened sense of security as many developing countries are often less politically stable than others. Other benefits may include luxury items such and greater access to technology and services. However, what you could experience and learn in a developing country could vastly outweigh any benefits gained in a more stable region, so you really have to evaluate your needs and expectations in the situation.
  • mentor picture Miloni Gandhi
     
    Miloni Gandhi
    Associate Director, International Recruitment, Office of Admissions
    University of Southern California
    There are material benefits such as being able to find similar products and food that you are used...
    There are material benefits such as being able to find similar products and food that you are used to as well as easier access to communications and better medical treatment, but nowadays most developing countries offer similar lifestyles, especially in the bigger cities. In a rural setting, access to goods that you are accustomed to as well as lifestyle challenges such as having washers and dryers might be more of an issue.
  • mentor picture Kimberly
     
    Kimberly
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Some of the major benefits of studying abroad in a first world country are that most facilities,...
    Some of the major benefits of studying abroad in a first world country are that most facilities, goods, and ways of living are completely westernized-- so you are used to it. In addition, many people speak English so you will not have a difficult time going around the city on your own.
 
 
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