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Study Abroad

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Studying Abroad

At STA Travel we believe your education is an adventure too, so add that global touch but getting a qualification overseas. We can help you get in touch with our partners, grab some sweet flight deals and tours to help acclimatize to your new home country. 

Choosing Where to Study

We’re now educational experts, having spent a bit too much time day-dreaming about travelling whilst at school, but we have collected some of the most sensible advice for you.

 

Whilst university overseas can be a great social experience, let’s face it, the whole reason is to get a good degree and help get your career up and running. So, as boring as it might sound, it’s probably a better idea to set the initial filters on where you’ll study around the quality of your desired course on offer than which city has got the cheapest pints or biggest clubs.

 

You presumably already know what it is you’re wanting to study, now it’s time to work out which university has the best course content and where they sit in the rankings. There’s a number of different ranking systems for higher education institutions, but staff to student ratio is one of the most important – there’s nothing worse than an overworked and indifferent tutor when you’re trying to absorb knowledge! Also, check out what the university’s library is like – you’ll quite probably be spending a fair amount of your time there…

 

It’s not all about the quality of course and university though, as this will be your home for the next few years. You’ll have to narrow down the country, city or state and university based on hundreds of different factors, but we’ve listed a few to get you started; sports & societies, student accommodation, diversity, language, the music scene, crime rates, nightlife, weather, availability of part-time work, Tinder users (other dating apps are available but most are genuinely great ways to meet new people!) and culture, as after all, learning shouldn’t stop in the classroom!

Education Agents

Deciding to study overseas is an important and heavy investment into your future. With so many factors to consider before finalising this decision, many students become overwhelmed with the entire process of applying and accepting an offer to an overseas university. This has also resulted in more students turning to professional education consultants to seek their expert advice and guidance.

 

We work with a number of different education agents in Singapore, who all provide excellent advice, service and support as you embark on your journey to study overseas!

 

Have a read through for more information on each of the agents we work closely with and follow the links if you’re wanting more information.

JACK Study Abroad

JACK Study Abroad is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing education agencies in Singapore. Established in 2005, it has successfully sent thousands of students to the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Their success is built on a long-standing commitment to the specific needs of students and parents, providing a one-stop service from student application to accommodation and visa support.

JACK Study Abroad

IDP

IDP is a global leader in international education services. They help their customers study in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Their success comes from connecting students with the right course in the right institution and the right country. They’ve been operating for 50 years, creating a huge network of opportunity with offices in over 30 countries.
IDP

AUG

AUG proudly represents more than 500 global leading universities, schools and colleges across Australia, Canada, Ireland, Malaysia, United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (US), Singapore and Switzerland and their experienced counsellors are here to help you.

AUG’s extensive network of consultants is equipped with the latest information you need for your overseas studies.

 

AUG

Visa Information

theRightU is a university admissions consultancy headquartered in Singapore. They partner with more than 200 globally recognised universities and colleges from Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand and Europe, and provide comprehensive university admissions diagnostics and personalised education counselling to students through the innovative use of technology.
theRightU

Accommodation

Choosing accommodation is a veritable nightmare, that’s why we work with Student.com to provide you with options on student digs. They’ve got more than a million beds across a 1,000 universities in over 400 cities around the world, so you should be able to find a good option!

 

Again, some things to consider before you sign a long-term lease, the first of which is what kind of property to stay in – university halls, private accommodation or a homestay. The you’ll have to work out how important being near to public transport is to you, what your budget is, how attached you are to the idea of having a shop within walking distance, whether you can cook or might be best to go catered, how many flat-mates you can handle and how sociable you’re wanting to be.

 

Check out Student.com (we need to embed a trackable link so they can recognize our traffic) for some inspiration!