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I have a really big decision to make, sort of a life changing one… Looking for someone who maybe, has gone through it or has some good advice.
Well here it is, I have been working in the web world for about 2 years now, and finally I have found a job that pays well and I can learn from. Living a good life.
I am 23 and this job pays well, and it has taken a lot of time and sacrifices to get were I am to today. At the moment I am studying my BSC in Info Tech and management.
I also just got a Scholarship to study in India, with everything paid for. The scholarship is to study application programming which seems interesting.
The scholarship and an opportunity of a life time and to travel to India with everything paid for.
There is my dilemma.
Please if there is anybody out there who can give me some advice….
It's your call pal! Wish you all the best in whatever you may choose!
Mavrick, remember that you may expect to grow as a person if you take that jump. Exposing yourself to a very different culture is an opportunity for personal development. And you will be able to develop your personal network while studying. I doubt that losing your job should be a very important concern for you.
But as said before it is your decision and many factors may count. May you make the best choice.
I also just got a Scholarship to study in India
Travel now before the world catches up to you. :) I traveled alot when I was younger. Even started a huge fight with my parents because I dropped out of school to do so. I never regreted a moment of it. You can not imagine how much travel opens the mind up. There will always be a job waiting to be had. But as spouse, kids, mortgage, car payments and about a million other things you gather as you get older take hold, it becomes harder and harder to take oppotunities like this one.
It's not really something you can regret. Could you seriously see somebody going 'dang, I wish I hadn't discovered another culture, took up too much of my time'?
Enjoy yourself. If you have any sense of adventure, or feel like you might want to find one, go.
You'll be working for the rest of your life. Go now. Learn. Study. Enjoy. Grow. Get scared. Take challenges.
A scholarship like this is too good to pass up.
So, diversity of experience is a worthy goal.
I'm lucky enough now to have a job that allows me to travel, but that's no guaranteed thing to find. You may find later that you can travel for work, but travelling for school or for fun leaves you a lot more free to just enjoy the experience while you're there.
I've never met anyone who regretted travelling to study, or travelling for fun, but I've met a lot of people who regretted NOT travelling before they got "tied down" with committments in life...
Your posts have most encouraging to me. It seems like I am going to make the move, it going to be hard but....
One more question if u guys don't mind.
I know that India is a great place to study, especially in the IT field.
What are the prospects after studying there?
Don't want to seem ungrateful for the opportunity. But I have to know!