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Originally Posted by professorm View Post Emmy ---

Even if you have pay your own way, Indian universities are very very cheap relative to universities here in the Americas (North - South). Moreover, the cost of living in India is also extremely reasonable.

Indeed, admission to IIT's or ISI's is extremely difficult. However, there are plenty of others. Amost, every big city has some colleges and universities.

Once you decide what you want to study and where, send me PM and I will more than happy to give you some suggestions.
Prof you are right that's what ive been trying to explain to my mom but she won't hear it :\ Let me try once more i am determined to get to india
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Originally Posted by nycank View Post Go to the India high Commission in Port of Spain. They had scholarships last year for studying in India.
really... thanks for the info thank you sooooo much!!!
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Prof you are right that's what ive been trying to explain to my mom but she won't hear it :\ Let me try once more i am determined to get to india
Of course you choose what you want to do and where you want to do it but your mother is right, you should separate business (studying) from pleasure (your mayhap a bit romanticized idea of India) and be clear about your own motivation. What are you going to study? Imho there should be a very clear and objective reason demonstrating the benefit of studying in India (or indeed, abroad) that justifies the extra expense. If there's no such reason you're confounding business with pleasure and should at least know that you're doing so.

Anyway, knowing what I used to do with good advice when I had your age, I'll stop typing right here
"It is preferable to have a criminal for a servant rather than a fool because a criminal's actions are predictable and you can protect yourself against them, whereas there is no telling what a fool's next move will be.
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Originally Posted by dillichaat View Post Of course you choose what you want to do and where you want to do it but your mother is right, you should separate business (studying) from pleasure (your mayhap a bit romanticized idea of India) and be clear about your own motivation. What are you going to study? Imho there should be a very clear and objective reason demonstrating the benefit of studying in India (or indeed, abroad) that justifies the extra expense. If there's no such reason you're confounding business with pleasure and should at least know that you're doing so.

Anyway, knowing what I used to do with good advice when I had your age, I'll stop typing right here
lol hahaha this made me laugh "knowing what I used to do with good advice when I had your age, I'll stop typing right here" LOL But in my case im a kid who actually WANTS the advice.

But i get where you're coming from... thing is i think if i go to india, i will be alone and this will help me grow. pretty much all my life ive had people around me and did everything for me, and i was never allowed to do anyhing or go anywhere on my own.. i think this will be a wonderful opportunity as well as the course i am planning to do, arts and science, the experience will give me new and interesting things to write about.
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Check Your library, embassies, local authorities for scholarship lists - there just MIGHT be someone local who has left a foundation or legs for which you could apply. If you were from some super rich country I'd say, possibly, work and save up a max for a year, but I don't know enough about T&T to know whethwe this is an option.
Good luck!
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Dillichaat: Do not agree!

Studying abroad is a great way to learn more while studying seriously; I myself am from Norway and studied in France, which leaves me with my master degree + a fluent language + the understanding of another culture + a somewhat broadened mind, generally.

Go ahead Emmy.
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Dillichaat: Do not agree!
Fair enough and in the absence of budgetary constraints for the OP (not the case here) I'd probably agree. Pray tell me, do you actually USE the french you picked up while studying and/or the cultural knowledge that was acquired in your job? Studying abroad is fun, I totally agree on that, but in case of budget constraints I'm not sure the benefit outweighs the cost, except in some specialized fields or for PhD research. On the academic and 'life' merits I find studying abroad a bit overrated. (Studied abroad myself a long time ago and have worked/lived in 6 countries over the past 15 year, can't say that studying abroad or not would have changed/facilitated anything).
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No, I don't use anything of what I've ever learned in my job as it's a stoopid-ass job that I've taken to be able to live in a quiet area with not to much pressure, being also a mother (Also why I-m on IM at work...) Career went down the drain.
BUT, I do write and am sometimes published in French as well as Norwegian, and I am currently working on a blog project to be edited in Norwegian, English and French - if I have the courage to get started...
But on the personal level, I would NEVER NEVER EVER have been without the experience. In Norway I could have gone to Uni, living with my parents, ans spending zero money as Uni is free, and instead ended up having to work my ass off during all holidays for 6 years to pay back my state education loan (Yeah, I know, Norway is great for that, but even loans must be paid back).
I think your own studying abroad have made you who you are and that you kind of see more of the big picture if you've been out and about some. Obviously, in your case you have had the opportunity to work abroad later on, but dont think the going abroad young hasn't formed you!
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No, I don't use anything of what I've ever learned in my job as it's a stoopid-ass job that I've taken to be able to live in a quiet area with not to much pressure, being also a mother (Also why I-m on IM at work...) Career went down the drain.
Being a mother's also a career. Besides, most careers don't depend on great intellectual capacity or incredibly hard work (I'd say these factors count for 20%) but on a good education (30%) and the sheer luck of being at the right place at the right time and on grabbing lady opportunity by the short and curlies if and when she crosses your path. Happy surfing at work, I do so to and no one complained yet
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Originally Posted by dillichaat View Post Being a mother's also a career. Besides, most careers don't depend on great intellectual capacity or incredibly hard work (I'd say these factors count for 20%) but on a good education (30%) and the sheer luck of being at the right place at the right time and on grabbing lady opportunity by the short and curlies if and when she crosses your path.
So true.
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Dillichaat and CathrineP, excellent debate! Here are my two cents.

Based on what I know about you, Dillichaat, I can safely say thay you add depth and value to your comments derived from your experience/education abroad.

Cathrine, your education in France may not have paid off yet in $, but it will keep paying life-long dividends. You will stand out among any group due to your international educational experience. Upon reflection you will discover that you are much much better off now vs. what you had been sans French educational experience.

Experiences of living and studying abroad are invaluable and enriching.
Study abroad provides a platform for fast intellectual growth, and teaches the youngster a sense of responsibility. To say the least, a youngster attending a university away from home and making independent decision obtains an excellent prelude to adult life.

Even when education does not positively correlates with a career, it should, in general, lead to happier and more fulfilling life.

OP, Emmy, will immensely benefit from study abroad (or attending a university away from home) so that she can leave the nest, grow, and become an independent decision maker.

International (British) education of Pandit Nehru and Mahatama Gandhi was sine qua non in what they accomplished, they exuded confidence and knowledge.

If education provides a path to life-long growth -- international education is a six lane highway.
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Originally Posted by CathrineP View Post Dillichaat: Do not agree!

Studying abroad is a great way to learn more while studying seriously; I myself am from Norway and studied in France, which leaves me with my master degree + a fluent language + the understanding of another culture + a somewhat broadened mind, generally.

Go ahead Emmy.
Catherine thank you so much. I am taking your advise and I am going to india for my studies. I believe that I have alot to learn while I am there ty again soo much for sharing your experience.
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Originally Posted by professorm View Post Dillichaat and CathrineP, excellent debate! Here are my two cents.

Based on what I know about you, Dillichaat, I can safely say thay you add depth and value to your comments derived from your experience/education abroad.

Cathrine, your education in France may not have paid off yet in $, but it will keep paying life-long dividends. You will stand out among any group due to your international educational experience. Upon reflection you will discover that you are much much better off now vs. what you had been sans French educational experience.

Experiences of living and studying abroad are invaluable and enriching.
Study abroad provides a platform for fast intellectual growth, and teaches the youngster a sense of responsibility. To say the least, a youngster attending a university away from home and making independent decision obtains an excellent prelude to adult life.

Even when education does not positively correlates with a career, it should, in general, lead to happier and more fulfilling life.

OP, Emmy, will immensely benefit from study abroad (or attending a university away from home) so that she can leave the nest, grow, and become an independent decision maker.

International (British) education of Pandit Nehru and Mahatama Gandhi was sine qua non in what they accomplished, they exuded confidence and knowledge.

If education provides a path to life-long growth -- international education is a six lane highway.

hi again professorm... That is exactly what I want to be able to make my own decisions and become independent, which is not possible for me as long as i am with my mom. I love her but she deosn't allow me to grow up. I think India will make me an independent person as well as provide me with experiences that I will always remember. I am in the process of applying to various universities right now
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Originally Posted by Emmy36459 View Post I am in the process of applying to various universities right now
If I am not mistaken, College education for Trinis is nearly free ? In india, universities better than in the island, are not exactly cheap by indian standards. I suggest that you take a semester worth of course(s) in DU, Univ of Mumbai Elphinstone College etc. and then make an assessment of whether you want to pursue a full fledged degree program.

It will give enough time for cultural immersion.

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