I want to study abroad. HELP!

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    Feb 02, 2016 1:17 PM GMT
    Hi Guys!

    So I am from cape town, south africa and looking to study and live abroad work as well, I really would like to study real estate development, and I currently work in the fashion industry as a stylist.

    Question is how do I get a bursary/ apply for one and what's the best places to study? I have never left my country or have I ever been on a plane, just looking to get a great education and better my life.

    Please help me with any advice if you know anything would mean a lot!
    Thanks Guys! x
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    Feb 02, 2016 6:05 PM GMT
    I would first check into countries that have agreements with South Africa where you could study abroad. Then check the Unis in those countries. Good luck!
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    Feb 02, 2016 10:54 PM GMT
    I think, in a lot of countries you can study depending on getting a study visa of course, however most if not all university's you will have to pay for, which can be expensive especially because the Rand hasn't got good exchange rates with the Euro, pound and dollar from US and Auz, I heard a rumour that you can study in Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and holland, maybe some of the other nordic countries too for free, you will have to check on that though and if course fees are free then they may only be open to nationals so maybe get some advice from a ZA university's or the different countries embassies in probably Cape town or one of the other cities in ZA.
    You maybe able to ask for a part time work visa to help with living expenses while you are studying, I expect you will have a certain amount of hours you can work so there will be some restrictions, every little helps though.
    Every country has Lonely planet guides to help with other information and embassies and anything a tourist would need, I had a work visa for Auz and researched how from this book which was a great help.
    All of the countries mentioned speak excellent English so that won't be a problem,
    Anyhow, I hope all that helps and good luck, be brave and take a leap of faith, you only live once and it would be a great experience and looks good on your resume.
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    Feb 03, 2016 12:04 PM GMT
    Thanks guys! I will definitely take all of this into consideration all the advise given so far really helps a lot!

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    Feb 04, 2016 3:15 AM GMT
    I would say possibly avoid the US, getting a student visa isn't too hard, but the expenses are overwhelming. You have to have a lot of money to cater to the education, I would check out where you want to study and find about the universities in that area, and research vigorously the tuition and the surrounding areas.

    I don't know much about other countries, but in the US, a lot of major universities are surrounded by really bad neighborhoods.
  • Apparition

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    Feb 05, 2016 4:28 AM GMT
    a real estate education in a place you are not planning on living is pretty useless, since the laws differ.
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    Feb 05, 2016 4:57 AM GMT
    Apparition saida real estate education in a place you are not planning on living is pretty useless, since the laws differ.



    That's why I'm doing research on where to go so I can relocate there, and stay for a few years to gain international experience in this field.