International exposure is vital for anybody who wants to succeed in today’s world. Accordingly, it is important to train students to have an international outlook towards their way of learning as well as working. Ever since globalization saw the light of the day, the ‘global village’ has been expanding and spreading faster than a wildfire.
Globalization has given an enormous amount of ideas a possibility and has made the global village accessible to all. This is why it is important to prepare students all over the globe for the global economy.
This is also the reason behind internationally renowned universities collaborating on global projects to instil the understanding of this pressing situation onto the students who have sharp minds and a truly global perspective. They understand the importance of international exposure and formulate the projects accordingly.
Here’s how we can sow the seed of globalization into the minds of our students to help them grab a spot at the top universities and make the world remember them-
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Introducing young minds to the world beyond their country and cultures beyond their own is considered imperative when it comes to grooming students for applying to foreign universities. It should be done from an early stage to build their perspectives globally.
According to Deanna Ford, a Harvard graduate and a member of their interview committee, it is important for a student to have cultural exposure to understand the level of competition they would be facing. It helps them to have a competitive edge.
Having cultural exposure from an early stage in life helps students in building an informed opinion. And it also makes them understand different perspectives and point of views of people who may not belong to the same background as theirs.
Giving students an experience of working alongside someone who belongs to a different part of the world helps them in opening their minds up to other possibilities. According to Dr Saroj Velamakanni, who completed his PhD at Cambridge University, appreciation of international collaboration always turns out to be a prized asset for today’s student.
It helps a student in demonstrating cross-cultural attributes and enhances their potential for interacting and working with people belonging to different cultures. Dr Velamakanni also sits on the interview panel for medicine and natural sciences at Cambridge University, and therefore, his inputs are valuable.
To get a head start in their career, students are advised to develop some soft skills along with preparing for their respective qualifications. Having qualifications can get you the job or the post you’re applying to but having some soft skills can take you further in your field.
Students should be made to focus on skills like confident communication, progressiveness, and the inclination towards networking across countries, cultures, and backgrounds. These skills not only equip them for the evolving global era but also prepares them for the future.
Learning is a never-ending process; you learn something at every point in your life. So, it’s only practical to yield the most from what you learn and build a global outlook towards the world.