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This is a guest blog by Yaw Preko (MBA) Master’s of Business Administration

Dreaming of pursuing a master’s or PhD in business abroad has been a long-standing aspiration for me, transcending geographical boundaries and offering a broader academic horizon.

However, the prospect of studying overseas entailed grappling with the weighty burden of financial considerations, which often seemed insurmountable. Delving into the realm of international education necessitated meticulous scrutiny of my financial resources, a task that was both daunting and disheartening.

The decision to embark on this journey was not merely a personal one; it involved the collective support and sacrifices of my extended family. Securing the necessary funds meant delving into avenues such as selling family properties and seeking substantial loans from financial institutions, a process fraught with its own set of challenges and anxieties. Moreover, the emotional toll of facing skepticism and reluctance from friends and relatives, who failed to grasp the magnitude of my aspirations, was palpable. Yet, amidst these tribulations, the unwavering support and determination of my parents, particularly as the eldest son, served as a beacon of encouragement, reinforcing my resolve to pursue my educational ambitions.

The logistical hurdles associated with transitioning to an international academic environment further compounded the complexity of the journey. Navigating through the labyrinthine maze of visa applications, procurement of tickets, and the arduous task of obtaining a new passport in my home country posed formidable obstacles. These exigencies, though formidable, were emblematic of the sacrifices and challenges encountered by many aspiring students in similar circumstances, imbuing the journey with a sense of shared struggle and solidarity.

Amidst this whirlwind of uncertainties and apprehensions, Bournemouth University emerged as a beacon of hope and opportunity. Captivated by the allure of its idyllic coastal setting and the prospect of academic excellence, I was instantly drawn to the institution. The exhilaration of receiving an offer to pursue an MBA at Bournemouth University was tempered by the formidable obstacles that lay ahead. However, it was this very challenge that galvanized my determination, propelling me to push the boundaries of my resilience and perseverance.

In retrospect, the journey to Bournemouth University epitomizes the triumph of determination over adversity. It underscores the transformative power of resilience, tenacity, and unwavering resolve in the face of formidable obstacles. Despite the formidable challenges that lay ahead, the pursuit of higher education abroad remains a testament to the indomitable spirit of human ambition and the enduring pursuit of knowledge.




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