Some People Think That Students Should Study In Their Own City

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These days, it is common for young people to move to far away cities for their higher education. There are both advantages and disadvantages to this practice. In my opinion, depending upon the unique situation of the student, the advantages may or may not outweigh the disadvantages.

Students living in small towns or villages have to move to distant cities for higher education. They have no other option. Good colleges and universities are all located in large cities. In order to study at these institutions of repute, students have to leave their native place. This migration to the city poses both challenges and opportunities. For small town students, this is a great opportunity to get out of their comfort zone and learn to live independently. Students living with their parents tend to be highly dependent on them. On the other hand, when they live alone in a distant city, they learn to take care of themselves. This improves their self confidence. Also, large cities offer good employment opportunities. After they complete their studies, they will be able to find a good job without much difficulty. By contrast, fewer employment opportunities are available to students who do not leave their city for studies.

On the other hand, moving to a distant city for higher studies can be quite challenging too. It is expensive and many families may not be able to afford it. Many of these students will also suffer from homesickness at least in the first few weeks. Another disadvantage is that cities offer unlimited freedom. Students who lack discipline may misuse this freedom and get into bad company or develop bad habits. This has disastrous consequences for their future. Because of these reasons, if good educational facilities are available in their own city, in my opinion, it is better for students not to migrate.

In short, there are several advantages to studying in a distant place. There are disadvantages too. In my opinion, students have no real reason to move to a far away city if they have good colleges and universities in their own place. In the absence of that, however, distance should not deter them from moving to another city.

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