4 Reasons To Study in Malaysia
When it comes to your higher education, soon-to-be students like yourself are faced with many tough choices to make. One of the biggest ones will be deciding what field of study to pursue, and probably convincing your parents to actually let you pursue it. If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve already decided to study the field of automotive or even motorsports.
That tough decision is already behind you. Now, your next tough decision to make is to choose where you’ll pursue this field of study. This is an important decision to make, as you’ll be spending a few years of your life in this location as a student; and as we’ve all heard people say, your time in college will probably be some of the best years of your lives.
In this article, I’d like to propose that you choose Malaysia as your destination for automotive or motorsports studies, and I’ll even give you four good reasons why.
Perfect for any budget
Malaysia is known for being an affordable destination, not only for tourists but also for students. According to numbeo.com, the overall cost of living in Malaysia is 44% lower than in the United States of America, though that percentage does not take into account costs for accommodation. In terms of accommodation rentals specifically, the site states that Malaysia is cheaper than the United States as well by as much as 77%! That’s excellent news for you as a potential student, because it means that finding affordable places to stay will not be too difficult.
It’s no wonder why students from all over the world come all the way to Malaysia to further their studies! This is especially good to know if your parents are the ones financing your education, as you’ll be able to convince them that sending you here to study is a very affordable option for them.
Whatever your preference for nightlife activities, Malaysia has it all! Unlike certain countries where most shops close early, Malaysia is still as lively at night as it is during the daytime.
For those of you who prefer something a bit quieter, Malaysia has no shortage of coffee houses where you can sit down to just study or read a book in peace while enjoying gourmet tea, coffee, and desserts.
Perhaps you prefer socialising with your group of friends at a local eatery, sharing stories and laughing until the late hours of the night. Malaysia is known for its many ‘mamak’ eateries that almost never close, and even many of the popular fast food outlets are now open 24 hours a day!
Or if you’re looking for something much more high-spirited like music and dancing, head to the city centre and have your pick of any of the world-class entertainment outlets.
Plenty of holiday destinations
With plenty to do at night, what about the weekends and holidays? You should discover for yourself how Malaysia is a country known for its many affordable tourist destinations, from big cities like Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, and Penang, to island destinations like Pangkor and Langkawi. These are ideal for a student who wants to take breaks from time to time or even go on road trips with their friends.
If you’re the type of person who prefers international travel, Malaysia is also strategically located between popular Asian destinations like Thailand, the Philippines and even Singapore. This, added to the accessibility afforded by the use of budget airlines means that no matter what your tastes may be when it comes to travel experiences, you’re always just a few hours away from some of the most beautiful travel destinations this part of the world has to offer.
Imagine how cool and memorable your student life would be here: working hard during the weekdays in your theoretical and practical automotive or motorsports classes and then spending the weekend lounging on a beach with your friends enjoying the good life.
Exposure to multiple cultures
Having said that, even if you never leave the country or even the city that you’re in, you will still be exposed to the many different cultures all around you. Malaysia is host to a multicultural society, primarily with the Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures. Additionally, Malaysia also hosts a diverse community of international students from all over the world. Even if you don’t plan for it, you’ll naturally be exposed to many new cultures, languages, beliefs and traditions!
This will enrich your experience as a student here because when you leave the country you will not only have a lot of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of automotive or motorsports, you will also become a better person with a stronger appreciation for other cultures. This is the sort of ‘education’ that you cannot get from a book or from watching a video; the kind of education you only get when you spend time around people who come from many different parts of the world.
You’ve made a great choice by deciding to be a student in the field of automotive or even motorsports, and in a few years you’ll achieve all the skills and knowledge that you will need to succeed in your chosen field. However, by choosing to pursue the field in Malaysia, you’ll enrich your experience and become a more well-rounded person thanks to everything the country has to offer, and that’ll set you apart from all of the rest when you enter the industry!