Are you asking yourself “should I study abroad?” Need a little push in your decision? Studying abroad is a big deal, with many factors to consider, such as:
- Adjusting to a new culture
- Previous education
- Work opportunities
If you’re unsure, we’ve created a quiz to tell you how ready you are and whether it’s the right choice for you! So grab a pencil and record your answers for each question.
Tip: Everyone’s circumstances are unique. If you can’t find an answer that matches your situation, choose the one that’s most similar!
1. First things first: what does your education history look like?
a) I prioritize getting high grades and go out of my way to gain experience in my field. I’m very interested in furthering my education.
b) I have average to good grades and have limited experience in my field. I think my education and career are important and am interested in furthering my education.
c) I have average to low grades and limited to no experience in my field. I’m okay with where I am, but I’m thinking about furthering my education.
d) I have low grades and no experience in my field. I’m really not sure if I want to further my education.
2. Do you want to advance your academic or professional growth?
a) I definitely want to advance my academic and professional growth. I prioritize my academic and professional life, and studying abroad is the best way for me to achieve this.
b) I want to advance my academic or professional growth. I’ve considered all of my options to advance my career in my home country, and think studying abroad will best fulfill my goals.
c) I’m thinking about advancing my academic or professional growth. While I’d like to study abroad, I feel like I need to consider other factors or options.
d) I’m not interested in advancing my academic or professional growth, as I’m not currently in a place in life to think about it.
3. Have you found any courses or programs in institutions abroad that you’re interested in?
a) I’ve looked at several different programs at different institutions.
b) I’ve looked at some, but I don’t know where to begin in the process of applying.
c) I’ve looked at one or two, or haven’t looked yet, because I still don’t know if I want to study abroad.
d) I haven’t because I’m not prioritizing it right now.
4. What is your financial situation?
a) I’m financially comfortable and am ready to invest in studying abroad.
b) I’m financially stable and can be ready to invest in my study abroad journey.
c) I might not be able to afford to study abroad and might need financial aid.
d) I’m not in a financial position to study abroad right now.
5. Do you know English or the language of instruction in your target study abroad destination?
a) I’m fluent in English or the language of instruction where I want to study.
b) I can understand and speak English or the language of instruction where I want to study, with some to few difficulties.
c) I have limited knowledge of English or the language of instruction where I want to study. Communication might be a little difficult for me when studying abroad.
d) I have little to no knowledge of English or the language of instruction where I want to study. Communication will be very difficult for me when studying abroad.
6. Do you get homesick easily?
a) I don’t get homesick easily. I like to keep myself busy and live in the moment.
b) I usually don’t get homesick, but on rare occasions, I do miss my home and loved ones.
c) I sometimes feel homesick. While I tend to miss being away from my loved ones, I can still appreciate being somewhere new.
d) I get homesick very often, and I’d find it difficult to live away from my home and loved ones.
7. How well can you adjust to new cultures or environments?
a) I find it easy to adjust. I like taking part in new experiences and learning about others’ traditions.
b) I can usually adjust pretty well. I’m usually fast at picking up on things and following them.
c) I can sometimes adjust well. While I can appreciate new cultures and environments, it’s sometimes challenging for me to get used to them.
d) I find it difficult to adjust to new cultures and environments. I prefer where I am currently.
8. Do you want to make friends and form new connections?
a) I’m extremely interested in making new friends and forming new connections. Studying abroad will help me meet new people and introduce me to great opportunities!
b) I’m interested in making new friends and forming new connections.
c) If I happen to make new friends and form connections, I’ll be happy, but I’m not prioritizing that.
d) I’m not interested in making friends and forming new connections, as I already have enough.
9. Lastly, do you want to study abroad?
a) I’d love to study abroad! It’s been my dream for a long time.
b) I’d be interested in studying abroad, as I’ve been thinking about it for a long time.
c) I’m thinking about studying abroad, but I don’t know how to make it possible.
d) I don’t think I’d like to study abroad currently.