What about an overseas university?
STUDENTS will have the chance to meet universities from all over the world at an event being held in Dorset for the first time.
Around 20 universities from Europe, North America, Hong Kong and Australia will be at Bryanston School for The Student World event on Monday 14th October.
Students from any school or college in the area as well as parents, teachers and careers advisors will be able to find out about studying for a degree abroad and discuss the options available with representatives from a variety of academic institutions overseas.
Anna Boyd, from The Student World, said: "An increasing number of students are considering and applying for degree courses abroad and yet many are still unaware of the opportunities that exist overseas.
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"The growing interest has been fuelled in part by the rise in tuition fees here in the UK but also by a desire among students to broaden their horizons and gain a global awareness which can enhance their career prospects.
"The Student World organises the only event of its kind in the UK dedicated to international universities and this is the first time we will have held it in Dorset.
"The event at Bryanston School will give students the rare chance to meet representatives from overseas universities face-to-face and help make an informed decision about going abroad for a degree."
Fiona Pyrgos, Head of Careers at Bryanston School, said: "We encourage our pupils to be outward-looking and to have an awareness of their place in the international community, so overseas study is something that Bryanston actively supports. As a school we have recently introduced the International Baccalaureate alongside A levels, and we're noticing a burgeoning interest in studying abroad amongst pupils across all year groups.
"Embracing study abroad shows that you're prepared to challenge yourself, and that you're open to new ideas and influences. An employer is likely to appreciate someone with this kind of profile. We know that a period of international study helps pupils to develop a different skill set and increase cultural awareness, which help to give them a competitive edge.
"We are delighted to be hosting The Student World event and we hope it will inspire pupils from Bryanston and the local area to explore the breadth of higher education options available to them."
The event will be held at the school in Blandford from 5 to 7.30pm and is free to attend. For more information and to register to attend, visit www.thestudentworld.com/dorset