The benefits of studying abroad are overwhelming. You get to experience a new culture, make a diverse set of friends and travel all while getting quality education overseas. No wonder why 17,000 Filipinos study abroad!
It is also a sign of a good and thriving economy. The Philippine government refers to this metric as outbound student mobility. It is a good indicator of the capabilities of families to send their children or family members abroad. However, the reality is, our outbound student mobility numbers can be higher if it was easier for students to study overseas.
The problem is that when a student or a young professional starts their research to study abroad, they are presented with a myriad of options. They will have to scan, consider and choose over thousands of programs available in over 300 countries. After that, they will have to take all kinds of exams and submit requirements for their student visa and school enrollment which is then subject to the approval of the government and the school admissions officer.
Once they pass through that tedious process, they would then have to find student accommodation (if the school doesn’t have one) and worry about food and ways of getting around. Filipino students normally find this challenging and will be discouraged once they realize the extent of the process they would have to go through.
International Education Agencies
What a lot of students, young professionals and parents don’t know is the existence of education agencies. These organizations make the study abroad process easier and simpler than going through the tedious process of doing-it-yourself. These organizations are similar to travel agencies but instead of helping you with your travel plans, they help you with your educational plans!
Simply let them know where you want to go or what program you want to enroll in and they will assist you in actually getting there! No more navigating through countless options on the internet and emailing various schools just to get the information you need. Contacting an education agency is the most convenient way to study abroad.
KOKOS Education Agency
KOKOS is a leading education service that has been operating since 1997. They have offices in New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, China, and the Philippines. They are also the official representatives of colleges, TAFE (Technical and Further Education Institutes), ITPs (Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics), and PTEs (Private Training Establishments) in New Zealand and Australia. KOKOS also represents some of the highly reputable universities, colleges, and institutes in Canada.
For Filipinos who are thinking of studying abroad, KOKOS provides school matching services by considering your academic and professional background, career goals, interest and selection of study location. They will also assist you with your living and travel arrangements, consultation while studying abroad, application for admission and student visa processing all for free!
So if you’re thinking of studying in Canada, New Zealand, Australia or any country abroad, find an education agency like KOKOS to help you get there!
Who can study abroad?
Anybody who wants to study overseas! It doesn’t matter if you’re a senior high school student taking up HUMMS, STEM, GAS, or ABM, you can study abroad for college. If you’re a young professional who is thinking of taking up postgraduate studies in a foreign school, educational agencies can help you with your admission as well as on IELTS, TOEFL and other language proficiency exams you will have to take.