The number one challenge that students face once they finish their undergraduate or graduate students in a foreign country is finding suitable employment. This is especially because in some countries, they will need a different type of visa, not a student visa, and some countries require international students to become naturalized citizens if they want to find employment in the country they studied in. The amount of difficulty in finding a job differs from country to country. There are many opportunities for employment in the U.S. and Canada, but the visa and citizenship laws differ in both countries and can pose barriers to entering the workforce for non-citizens. In New Zealand, there are very few job opportunities to begin with, making it even more difficult for international students to find a job after they finish their students there. Depending on your location and what company you want to work for, there are different requirements you must meet and there are varying degrees of leniency. Although finding a job after graduation in a foreign country is the number one challenge for many college students, it is not impossible to find a worthwhile, rewarding career in the country of your choice.
What makes international students want to stay on or go?
Three-quarters of bachelor degree graduates and two-thirds of masters and doctoral graduates live on in Finland for three or more years after their degree, according to new research.
The study by Charles F Mathies and Hannu Karhunen, researchers at Jyväskylä University and the Helsinki Institute of Labour Economics, tracked a sample of 13,046 international students graduating at 24 universities of technology and 14 universities in Finland between 1999 and 2011, via the Finnish personal identity code.
They observed that 74% of bachelors, 67% of masters and 65% of doctoral graduates were residing in Finland three years after graduation.
This is high compared with findings in similarly framed studies in other Scandinavian countries: Denmark (58% two years after graduation); Norway (44% five years after degree start), they reported.
Examining the international literature and through a robust statistical design, Mathies and Karhunen have looked into why international students surprisingly have a greater tendency to stay behind and find work in Finland, despite the country having a difficult language to learn, a climate that goes down to minus 20 degrees in winter and a working life in which networking through friends and family is often the way to find work upon graduation. They looked at a combination of background factors and governmental policy.
Masters Study in the USA – A Guide for 2021
As the world’s most popular study abroad destination, the USA has plenty to offer you as an international postgraduate. You’ll be one of over 900,000 overseas students, many of whom study on the country’s renowned graduate programmes.
But America isn’t just the most popular choice for international study. It’s also one of the biggest. With 50 states, 9.8 million square miles and over 4,300 higher education providers, there’s a lot to take in when considering a Masters study in the USA.
That’s where this guide comes in. We’ve put together detailed advice on everything you need to know about postgraduate study in the USA, from course structure and grading to applications and visas.