IELTS Task 2 Writing Example: Education topic
More and more students choose to study in another country for higher education. Do the benefits outweigh the drawbacks?
Education is important to everybody regardless of their culture. Study abroad has been playing an increasingly important role in our life and there have been discussions as to whether it has done more good than harm to us. Both positive and negative consequence will be discussed have and I would say that ultimately study abroad is more beneficial to us.
Those people who strongly believe that study abroad is detrimental to us have congent reasons for it. First of all, living far away from home, students often suffer from psychological problems such as loneliness and homesickness. Some of them may even fail to adapt themselves to the oversea life still the end of their study. Secondly, it is not easy for ordinary students to cover high college cost because of the high tuition fee living expenses. Finally, when returning to one’s motherland, one may suffer from the so-called reverse culture shock.
On the other hand, some other people strongly against the above attitude. In their view, study abroad is of great benefits. In the first place, study abroad is a good way for one to take care of and protect oneself, and how to get on well with people from different cultural backgrounds. Moreover, students who have learned advanced science and technology will have more choice for his future career. Finally, by looking at one’s own country from outside, one can best see the strengths and weakness of one’s motherland, which enables them to understand their own country better.
Admittedly, there are merits to both arguments. As far as I am concerned, I firmly commit to the notion that study abroad has more benefits than drawback to us.