IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 362 - What are the benefits and drawbacks of studying abroad

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Many students decide to further their study abroad. What are the benefits and drawbacks of studying abroad.

What is your view on this? What do you prefer?

Give reasons for your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
It must be admitted that education is the first route a student take to build his future. Some students prefer to pursue their study overseas while others want to further their study in their countries. Undoubtedly, studying abroad has its advantages and disadvantages. For many reasons, which will be discussed in this essay, I strongly believe that the advantages are far more than the disadvantages.

One advantage of studying abroad is mingling with the different types of the cultures and customs of that country. To illustrate, when a student travels abroad for study, he will be completely exposed to positive traditions and cultures of such people. Consequently, he will get useful benefits from such customs when he returns to his homeland. One example for that is my friend who, before one year, travelled to a country for the purpose of study. There, he acquired many positive things from that country such as respect of regulations and the kind treatment of people. Therefore, when he came back to his country, his family was immensely affected by his new positive merits to the point that it begins to apply them.

Another advantage of studying overseas is the massive benefits a student gets in his major. In fact, he will encounter the elite professors and academics from which he will acquire a good knowledge and experience in his field. Accordingly, the student will spend less time studying his major due to those highly-educated professors. Hence, it can be said that such student will be highly respected by his people when he returns to his home. Moreover, his immense knowledge and experience will dramatically contribute to the growth and development of his country.

From the other side, it can be found that travelling abroad has minor negative effects on the students; some of which are getting involved in unethical activities or abusing drugs. Those bad things might make the students deviate from their original morals and traditions. However, this mainly depends on the student himself. If he follows these bad routes, he will not concentrate on his study any more. Therefore, he will acquire the bad habits instead of his golden goal, namely study. Also his future and previous aspirations will be utterly lost.

In conclusion, studying abroad has its pros and cons. However, as I stated above, that the advantages are the prominent feature. Subsequently, every student, if intended to study overseas, should pick out the good and beneficial merits from that country and extremely abstain from the ugly habits or customs. Accordingly, will get a multicultural educated and prosperous generation of which we will greatly proud.

[ by Abdulaziz Alharthi ]

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+2 # NSENGIMANA 2015-08-01 00:58
Advantages of studying abroad:

1. When your country is undeveloped and you move to a developed country, you have better access to quality education. Developed countries were once undeveloped and studying in those countries would expose you to the ways and steps through which those countries passed to get there. With a wider knowledge, I would contribute in transforming my country.
2. Studying abroad will expose you to the knowledge and culture from all corners of the world.
3. Sometimes you gain qualitative experiences, skills, practices, creativity, good labs, and get wider and wider open mindset.
4. It is opportunity to get resources, get different alternatives of deigning process based upon your passions, so that you will contribute back to problem solving processes. Like your passion, work for it.

1. Miss time to set up your foundation, and also miss time to find out and resolve problem around in your mother land areas. But it depends...
2. Education and living is costly. 3. There is no family member to take care of your issues and problems. 3. Communication and cultural barrier.
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