Making the decision to study in another country will no doubt lead you down a sometimes frustrating, sometimes expensive road. To help bridge the gap between how your country does education and how your university's country operates you have to do a bit of translation. This is especially true for those traversing between a British model of higher education and the American model. Here are three things to consider when looking into overseas education.
1. Research Online: You will waste a lot of time getting on the internet and randomly searching websites to help you. To better focus your search, consider these things:
2. Talk to a Person: It sounds so simple and yet so many just sit and research for days or weeks online and never reach out to any real person. This is your education we're talking about! Choosing where you will learn and who you will learn from is going to affect the rest of your life. If I'm considering buying a used Honda Accord, I would want to see which of my friends drive one and ask them about the car. Most people would do the same and yet many wouldn't seek out a student or impartial representative to ask about a masters program in London or a doctoral program in Aberdeen. One reason may be that it is just hard to connect with current students overseas or you may not know where to go to find impartial advice. Ok - here are a couple of spots:
Mark Stevens is a former seminary student himself and currently researches and teaches in the area of theological studies.