Nowadays some people send their children go to study abroad. What are the advantages and disadvantages of it? What do you think the best ages are? Give your reasons and better with examples to explain the problem.
It appears it is the popular tendency to send the teenage students to study abroad, especially in China in recent years. My son is 17 years old. I am facing the problem myself.
Comparatively speaking, the Chinese kids will get more benefits to the knowledge of the science, management and other subjects in the developed countries. The students will learn the abilities of independence and the social communications as well. These are the reasons that some people are in favour of. However, some unexpected occasion often happens sometimes. For example, the children indulge themselves not in studying but in smoking, traveling and playing with some bad friends. To the perplexed problem, my opinion is that the graduate of university (22-23 year old) should go on his/her study abroad. I have got the idea from my colleague Mr. Yu.
Mr. Yu went to Japan after he graduated from the high school. After he got the Bachelor degree in the field of the marketing, he worked in a Japanese company for 3 years before he came back China to set up his own enterprise. His immediate reaction when dealing with his counterparts and Chinese business clients made him feel that he was a fish out of water. He was regarded too polite and too frank. He was even regarded a false Japanese. He learnt and/or was told that it was caused by the different ways of thinking and doing. Bit by bit, he improves, but still with a strong mark in the eyes of most Chinese people.
Consequently, I think that a postgraduate should go to study abroad. It is available for him/her to distinguish what is good and bad, what is to learn and become to meet the requirements and the expectations of their parents..