They say that when one dreams, dream B-I-G. Best-selling author Paulo Coelho once wrote in his book The Alchemist: “The universe conspires to help you achieve your dreams.” I could vividly recall that back in high school, one of my dreams was to become an exchange student in another country. At the time, studying abroad was my ultimate goal—I even made correspondence with foreign friends, asked around and made inquiries on how I could get myself into a foreign university or campus. It was really in my wildest dreams to be whisked off in a foreign country to study. As a young lass, I was eager to learn more about life—to understand more about culture, customs and traditions, I was interested in the arts and I wanted to make more friends. But when you’re a girl with fifteen summers, it’s either a case of people not believing you were serious about what you’re talking about or you still need to know a lot more and do your research on studying abroad. In my case, my Mom was not very receptive to the idea especially since she found out I needed to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exams.
If you do have plans on studying abroad and take the road less traveled like my favorite author, Robert Frost, fret not because there is HOPE. Help is within your reach. Studying abroad isn’t exactly a far-fetched dream. There’s IDP Philippines to help and assist as you go through all the hassle of finding the right university that’s perfect for you. IDP will match you with the right courses and institutions. Since 1984, IDP Philippines has been the trusted name for students looking for education overseas. The counselors at IDP provide personalized service to students. They would advise them on the best possible ways to achieve their education and career goals. Best of all, IDP Philippines is an accredited IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test provider and has been the leading test center in the country for the past 20 years.
What most Filipinos don’t know is that lack of knowledge and orientation on the processes of getting proper student visas becomes a hindrance in achieving their desire to study abroad. In some countries such as Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada and US, IELTS are required. The said test is actually made up of four parts: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing—the IELTS determines the applicant’s level of English proficiency.
IDP Philippines helps the prospective students to practice some of the things that are possibly on the test in order to reduce their anxieties about the IELTS. They give one more or less a feel of what level they are in terms of their English proficiency. IDP Philippines also offer assistance in visa processing and requirements, counseling sessions for prospective students who wish to study abroad but isn’t sure yet on what course to take. They also provide the list of best courses and institutions based on a couple of things like financial ability, relatives in the area, etc.
Take the first step towards your dream of studying abroad by attending the IDP Philippines’ 1st World Education Exhibition on November 15, at the Marriott Hotel in Cebu and November 16-17 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Manila. The said events are FREE Admission, with FREE Seminar and FREE Consultations to participants of the event. If interested, please register at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about studying abroad! Get tips and advices from the expert themselves. Studying abroad gives you not just an edge but also the chance to explore and see the world! Save the dates: November 15—Marriott Cebu, November 16-17, Dusit Thani Manila.