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USA
The United States is the Promised Land for a vast majority ofstudents who prepare to go abroad for higher and further studies to the West. It is the single largest destination for Nepali students going outside the country to destinations other than SAARC countries.
The United States is a multi cultural, multi ethnic society which isrepresented by many ethnic groups and religions. The United States is also the most commercially and technologically nation in the world and this is what makes it the most favored destination in the world for higher studies.
The United States has more than 3000 accredited universities and is the home of institutions like Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Cornell.
The climactic conditions in the United States, Hurricanes and typhoons notwithstanding, is also very outsider friendly. Temperatures vary from place to place but there is hardly any reason for complaint from the thousands of foreign students who work and study in the United States.
The USA is a preferred destination for several reasons. Among the most valid are the quality of education- American Universities adhere to very high standards and there are no 'bogus' universities- a phenomenon that is quite conspicuous in Nepal and most other western nations.
Secondly, work regulations are quite relaxed in the United States and students can more or less pay their own way as of the second year of college. For graduate students, the lure of assistantships and fellowships is ever beckoning.
Another reason that the USA is very popular for higher studies is that a US degree is very sought after worldwide. The prestige that a US degree brings along with it just adds to the many attractions of an education in the USA.

Japan
Japan as a country needs no introduction. It is counted among the most advanced nations in the world and the edge the Japanese enjoy in sectors like electronics.
IT, automobiles and consumer goods more than do justice to its status as one of the leading first world nations on this planet.
The Japanese system of education is also second to none. While learning the Japanese language may be identified as a stumbling block by many, the universities in Japan do indeed provide more value than most Asian universities.
When Japan opened herself to the world in 1868, one of the government's high priority was catching up with Western standards in science and education. The Japanese education system was reformed mainly according to the German and French model which experts regarded as most suitable and advantageous.
After the Second World War, the Americans reformed the Japanese education system after their own which consists of six years of elementary school, each three years of junior and senior high school and four years of university or two years of junior college.
Compulsory education includes elementary school and junior high school. Over 90% of all students also graduate from high school and over 40% from university or junior college. At universities the percentage of male students is higher than that of female students while the opposite is the case at junior colleges. The number of
graduate university students is relatively low.
The Japanese school year starts in April and consists of three terms, separated by short holidays in spring and winter, and a one month long summer break.
A characteristic of the Japanese school system are entrance exams, and with them a high competitiveness among students. Most high schools, universities, as well as a few private junior high schools and elementary schools require applicants to write entrance exams. In order to pass entrance exams to the best institutions, many
students attend special preparation schools (juku) besides regular classes, or for one to two years between high school and university (yobiko).

Singapore
Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. It subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.
The climate is tropical; hot, humid, rainy with two distinct monsoon seasons - Northeastern monsoon from December to March and Southwestern monsoon from June to September.
Singapore, a highly-developed and successful free-market economy, enjoys a remarkably open and corruption-free environment, stable prices, and a per capita GDP equal to that of the Big 4 West European countries. The economy depends heavily on exports, particularly in electronics and manufacturing. It was hard hit in 2001-03 by the global recession, by the slump in the technology sector, and by an outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003, which curbed tourism and consumer spending. The government hopes to establish a new growth path that will be less vulnerable to the external business cycle and will continue efforts to
establish Singapore as Southeast Asia's financial and high-tech hub. Fiscal stimulus, low interest rates, a surge in exports, and internal flexibility led to vigorous growth in 2004, with real GDP rising by 8% by far the economy's best performance since 2000, but growth slowed to 4.5% in 2005.
Singapore has one of the most advanced and recognized education systems in the world, with excellent infrastructure and human resource support. Singapore has invested heavily in teacher training, curriculum development and information technology to prepare its students to face the challenges of competing in a knowledge-based economy. Scholars will have an exciting journey awaiting them when they arrive in Singapore.
Singapore is one of the premier education hubs in Asia. It offers a diverse and distinctive mix of educational opportunities in a safe, cosmopolitan, comfortable and competitive environment. The educational system in Singapore covers a broad-based curriculum and includes a global perspective to equip students for the challenges ahead. Our educational institutions are also equipped with the most
advanced educational tools and facilities to aid them in their mission.
In Singapore, we value education as the most important means of helping our young to realize their potential. Students will acquire the relevant skills and abilities to survive in competitive environments and be equipped for a brighter future.
Singapore, more or less, follows the British System of Education. Grade 12 Graduates are eligible for admission into Bachelor's courses or Diploma level courses.
Singapore is also very reputed for Masters level studies, particularly with Business majors. The Singapore MBA is extremely valued throughout the world and an Indian Bachelor's level graduate will find easy entry into the above providing he/she meets all the institutional criteria.

Canada
Canada is bordered by three oceans - the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. The Great Lakes, shared by the United States and Canada, consist of one fifth of the world's fresh surface water! Canada is 9,984,670 km². That's almost the same size as the whole of the continent of Europe and about a third the size of
Africa. You could fit the United Kingdom into Canada almost 40 times! Approximately 85% of Canadians live within 300 km of the US border! There are six times zones in Canada! Lake Superior is so large that it has its own tide! The lake rises and falls a few centimeters due to the gravitational pull of the moon. Waves obscure the tide so much that it is difficult to measure! There are many climatic variations in Canada, ranging from the permanently frozen ice caps north of the 70th parallel to the lush vegetation of British Columbia's west coast. On the whole, however, Canada has four very distinct seasons,
particularly in the more populated regions along the US border. Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 35°C and higher, while lows of -15°C are not uncommon in winter. More moderate temperatures are the norm in spring and fall.
Over the years, Canadians have adapted extremely well to the colder periods of weather by installing heat in housing and cars, by having heated public transportation systems, and in some instances - in walkways to and from buildings in schools.
In Canada, education is regulated by each separate provincial government through the individual ministries of education. The ministries of education oversee smaller bodies called boards of education or district school boards (such as the Toronto
District School Board) which oversee the individual schools.
There are 10 provinces and three territories, each with their own way of organizing education, but there are some generalizations that one can make about Canadian education.
Most children attend publicly-funded schools which are run by the ministries, though some children do attend private schools. These private schools are run by independent operators who must conform to government guidelines regarding education.

There are some children who are taught at home by their parents or tutors. These children are said to be "home schooled". Which school children attend most often depends on where they live. In the public
school system, a certain school services a certain region; all the children who live within that region will attend that school. In some provinces, students from outside a school's region may apply to go to school there. This generally happens when a school has a reputation for excelling in a certain academic area.
Students attending a private school may come from many different areas. The schools may have dormitories for out-of-town and overseas students to live in. The Canadian system of schooling requires 12 years of education before a 'High School Diploma' is awarded. After this, students have the option of joining a two
year 'Associate' degree or a 4-year full Bachelor's Degree.

UK
The UK is one of the most developed countries in the world. It is located in the western part of Europe and is also a part of the EU. The UK has an educational tradition stretching back to several centuries. The quality of education available in accredited institutions in UK is excellent and conspicuous by its absence in most
developing nations. The climate of the UK is temperate and while myths persist of cold and wet weather, most of Britain enjoys equitable weather around the year.
The UK is also an industrial superpower. This translated into a whole range of part time work available to students while they are studying and excellent job prospects after they complete their studies.
There are many reasons that students choose UK above other countries when it comes to an international education. First and foremost, the quality of education that one receives in the UK must be cited as the most common reason for students enrolling in
British institutions. Secondly, the visa process for the British Isles is easy transparent and the bottom line is that deserving students ultimately get through.
In addition, the work regulations for foreign students are very relaxed and students can start working almost upon arrival. Lastly, a UK degree has a certain pedigree that translates into comprehensive knowledge and practical experience in one's chosen field. This, in turn, translates into excellent employment prospects and superb chances of initiating one's own business.
Other reasons that people offer for their choice of Britain as their study destination are the multi ethnic and multi racial society, Britain being the home of the English language and the quality of the delivery of British courses.

Educational System in the UK

The Educational system of England is as uncomplicated as it is qualitative. The 'O' levels are the trough equivalent of the S.L.C. in Nepal. The 'A' levels are the rough equivalent of the 12th Grade in Nepal. However, many universities may require Nepalese students who have passed the 12th Grade to take an additional 'Foundation'
degree because of the disparity in the systems of education.
British Universities offer three-year and four-year Bachelor's degrees. This makes it substantially easier for candidates who would like to study the Master's level in the UK.
Gorkha Links represents a host of quality institutions in the UK. With a network of over 30 colleges and universities, we are in the position of offering our students more choices than any other local institute. Follow the links of the colleges.

Cyprus
Cyprus, an island of legends that basks year-round in the light of the warm Mediterranean sun. A storied past 10,000 years long has seen civilizations come and go and the likes of everyone from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra stake their claim here - but then, people do tend to get possessive when faced with such beauty.
Aphrodite made her home on Cyprus, and travelers throughout antiquity came here just to pay her tribute.
Today Cyprus is a modern country that effortlessly marries European culture with ancient enchantment. Here you will discover a compact world of alluring beaches and fragrant mountain peaks, vineyards studded with olive trees and ancient ruins that stir the imagination, citrus groves and old stone villages where sweet wine flows as
freely as conversations at the local cafe. A carefree place where a sense of timelessness is magnified by the kindness of the people.

Studying In Cyprus
There are many fields of study that the students may choose for applying in the colleges in Cyprus. But Cyprus is well known for the study of Hotel/ Hospitality and Tourism Management Programs. Most of the colleges in Cyprus offers the diploma and under graduate programs in Hospitality management. And another thing is that, at the
present situation, the permit of working (called paid practical training) is only given to the students of hotel and hospitality fields. So, life will be harder for those who intend to come here for the study of other subjects.
The applicant is required to submit the allowing items in order to apply for admission generally.
1. Application form of college with non-refundable application charged by the college.
2. High school records: attested/translated.
3. English language: TOEFL/ IELT (if taken).
4. Bank letter or financial support letter of more that US$ 10,000 per year.
5. Letter of good conduct or Police report.
6. Migration certificate.
7. Passport copies

Admission Requirement Language
Students who haven't given TOEFL, IELTS, English GCSE (GCE) O' level then he/she
should have to sit in the EPT (English Placement Test) taken by the college to finalize his standard of English.
In Cyprus, the educational system is such that Cypriot Colleges accept 12th Grade students in, the Bachelor's level or at the Diploma level. All Indian Graduates are also accepted for Masters Programs.

Semester System
In Cyprus, there are three semesters in a year in the colleges. Which are described below:
Fall Semester (Oct -Jan)
Spring Semester (Feb -May)
Summer Semester (June -July)
Most of the colleges offer all the courses in fall and spring semester but only
limited courses in the summer semester. Most of the international students enter Cyprus in Fall Semester .

Ireland
Ireland is in Western Europe, occupying five-sixths of the island of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean and is located west of Great Britain. Ireland is a small, modern, trade-dependent economy with growth averaging a robust 7% in 1995-2004.
Agriculture, once the most important sector, is now dwarfed by industry and services. Industry accounts for 46% of GDP, about 80% of exports, and 29% of the labor force. Although exports remain the primary engine for Ireland's growth, the economy has also benefited from a rise in consumer spending, construction, and business investment. Per capita GDP is 10% above that of the four big European economies and the second highest in the EU behind Luxembourg. Over the past decade, the Irish Government has implemented a series of national economic programs designed to curb price and wage inflation, reduce government spending, increase labor force skills, and promote foreign investment. Ireland joined in circulating the euro on 1 January 2002 along with 11 other EU nations.
Ireland is also one of the most beautiful countries in the world and is also called 'The Emerald Isle'.
Universities in Ireland include the National University of Ireland, Trinity College, the University of Limerick and Dublin City University.
There are also a number of specialist colleges with programmes leading to Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees approved by the National Council for Education Awards (NCEA). In Ireland the system of teacher training differs between primary and second level school teachers. Typically second level teachers complete a primary degree at university and then follow up with the Higher Diploma in Education at university.
Primary school teachers complete a three year programme, leading to a Bachelor's degree in Education (B.Ed.), at one of the five teacher training colleges. In addition to formal fulltime academic and professional studies, Ireland has, over the past twenty years, become an increasingly popular location for English language training, attracting students of all ages and nationalities. Currently over 100,000 people visit Ireland annually to undertake language programmes.

Spain
Spain is one of the most beautiful countries with perhaps the richest culture. The climate is temperate with clear, hot summers in the interior and more moderate and cloudy along the coast of the Mediterranean. It is usually cloudy with cold winters in then interior, and partly cloudy and cool along the coast. The Spanish economy boomed from 1986 to 1990, averaging five percent annual growth.
After a European-wide recession in the early 1990s, the Spanish economy resumed moderate growth starting in 1994. Spain's mixed capitalist economy supports a GDP that on a per capita basis is 80% that of the four leading West European economies.
The center-right government of former President AZNAR successfully worked to gain admission to the first group of countries launching the European single currency (the euro) on 1 January 1999. The AZNAR administration continued to advocate liberalization, privatization, and deregulation of the economy and introduced some
tax reforms to that end. Unemployment fell steadily under the AZNAR administration but remains high at 10.1%. Growth of 2.5% in 2003, 2.6% in 2004, and 3.3% in 2005 was satisfactory given the background of a faltering European economy. The socialist president, RODRIGUEZ ZAPATERO, has initiated economic and social reforms that are generally popular among the masses of people but that are anathema to religious and other conservative elements. Adjusting to the monetary and other economic policies of an integrated Europe, reducing unemployment, and absorbing widespread social changes will pose challenges to Spain over the next few years. In Spain, Higher education is mainly provided by both public and private universities.

 
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