There are different reasons that a government has when it decides to send some students abroad for further studies. Most governments always have the aim of improving the quality of education that its students receive and in most cases its most exceptional students who portray exceptional abilities in studies are sent abroad to receive the said education. The destinations where the students receive the education are directly dependent on the progress the destination country has made both educationally as well as economically. However, there are a few disadvantages that are experienced in internationalization of education. There are countries where the educational institutions have improved very much and the presence of the students who are being sent abroad could really boost the quality of education these institutions provide. The level of impact this does to the economy is analyzed and possible measures are decided.
There are increasing educational institutions all over the world. This is a measure that has been taken by governments as they aim at maintaining the economic growth of the country through all possible means. However, when the same government decides to use funds in funding the exceptional students in education into international studies, the efforts of maintaining and improving the economic growth are thus hampered. The funds used by the government in the funding of international scholarships could be transformed into improving the state at which the current educational institutions are. This will help in increasing the quality of the institutions.
When a government sends students on international scholarships, the chances that the government losing out is always increased. For instance, the students who are sent abroad might choose to remain in the host country rather than returning to mother countries. This harbors the goal of improving the economy of the country. This is because, apart from aiming at improving the quality of education that the students in a country receive, the hopes that the students might in future help alleviate the economy of the country is also a goal of sending students abroad for studies. If the students decide not to come back, the government loses important people who could have improved the state that the country is in presently. These students would have put the country in a better position if at all they received education from the local improved institutions.
The concept of sending out students for international studies harbors the efforts of the country increasing the number of institutions. If the students are retained in the country, more institutions will be created and this creates more employment opportunities for those who will be working in the institutions. This improves the country’s economic position since the increase in employment increases the capital formation abilities of the country thus raising the GDP of the country. The number of institutions is thus depended on the number of students that participate in the current education program.
There are misconceptions that are developed that there is need for testing the level of intercultural as well as international competencies as to how much a country has improved culturally by sending international students abroad. This is a misconception that is responsible in the crippling of several economies of developing countries. This is because the developing economies will tend to send its best students abroad and this cripples the working society since most of the students sent abroad are capable of transforming the current working nation at large. These students sent abroad are later seen making large influential steps in the international countries. Even though this brings recognition to the mother country, this does not benefit the mother country in any way possible. The students would have helped in the making of economical breakthroughs such as the discovery of new medical breakthroughs which in turn would have helped in the increase of the level of economic gain.
Different economies are currently helping themselves in the creation of institutions that are aimed at improving the level of education that the people receive. The different jobs that are created help the country. INTERNATIONALIZATION IS NOT THE BEST EDUCATIONAL APPROACH
In conclusion, the quality of education a student gains is important to both the person and to his mother country at large. This is because of the responsibility clause that a person is bestowed upon by the country. A student will thus be needed to help his country in any way possible. The best way that a country is helped is through the increase of economic growth. This is helped through the increase of the personnel who help in mastering the best ways to increase the economy of the country. There are different measures that are taken to ensure that the students who are sent abroad for international studies are retained in their mother countries so as to help themselves in the making of their mother country a better place. This helps the mother country in different ways in making sure that the economic gain is increased.