Friday, April 15, 2011

Study abroad short courses

PUNE: D Preeti's wish to study abroad was realised when she enrolled for a three-week course in politics and Middle Eastern studies at the prestigious Oxford University, UK, in 2008.Unable to take a full-time course, she was nevertheless eager to undergo the cultural experience. She spent time on campus learning from top-of-the-line faculty and mingling with an international crowd of students.Students can also get a lot of exposure while studying in such universities and different course Internet MBA,Materials Science and Software Engineering.

The summer course added weight to my resume and, more importantly, it allowed me to live and study abroad, even though it was for a short while. The lectures were often interactive and aided intellectual discussions as we were given the syllabus well in advance,says Preeti, a journalism major. The same year, her friend Zakia Kazi did a summer course in communications at Harvard University, USA.Like my experience, her educational stint abroad provided for selfenrichment in the form of greater exposure and interactions within and outside the classroom,says Preeti. An increasing number of students and working professionals are now opting for summer courses, spanning three weeks to a month, at various educational hubs abroad.Students and professionals are eager to learn about summer courses, because they want to brush up their knowledge in a short period. It's a faster and cheaper option for those not able to devote several months to a full-time course.

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