NOTE FROM ROB: I rearranged this piece quite a bit so the summary of the problem and its impact is up top. I also extrapolated where this piece might be going in the last paragraph where I mention the potential for distance learning. The writer kind of left things hanging, and after reading this several times, I concluded that this is where the argument was logically headed. Please feel free to change or ask me to change if I guessed wrong.
Developing nations often are unable to provide adequate education for their citizens. This has resulted in the migration of students to different nations, sometimes in search of a better education and sometimes of better job opportunities.
This process provides ample opportunities to students who have talent but not resources. Developed nations can provide these resources, including scholarships and employment after graduation. However, developing nations risk losing their best and brightest young minds to developed nations. Each year, thousands of students migrate to developed nations after a promising that they would return to their native lands.
Looking from the perspective of a graduate, choosing a career path can be a very difficult decision. There are numerous educational institutions and counselling agencies across the globe to guide students. There are numerous options available for motivated students.
Students in developing nations are now attracted to educational opportunities available abroad. Countries such as the United States, United Kingdom and Germany provide numerous options to budding minds. Courses of study are available for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.
Every nation has its own procedures for foreign applicants, which often require close scrutiny of prospective students from abroad. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the U.S., there scrutiny of applicants has become stricter. This has swayed the flow of graduates to other nations such as the U.K. and Germany.
Sometimes students become so ambitious after studying abroad that they never want to return to their own countries. Developing countries call this phenomenon “brain drain.” Even developed countries impose some restrictions on immigration.
Students from developing nations must keep this in mind: Your nation invests in you by giving you permission to study abroad and your responsibility is to repay the favor by returning to your country and helping in its development.
Education is one of the few ways to bring nations together. Developing nations send their resources in the form of students, who are the potential game changers, to study abroad. Developed nations help mold the young minds. With advancements in technology, education has become more sophisticated and more widely available.
Perhaps one solution is distance learning, where by students from developing nations can access the educational opportunities of developed nations while staying in their own countries and helping solve problems in their home nations while still studying.