India is one country where a lot of stress is on education and academics and in this process there are many students who fail to really be part of other activities but to those who are travelling abroad for higher education they must remember that it is not just classroom but many other activities that form a part of your life. In a way, classrooms and lectures don't really stand in the top list.
Many students say that it has made them more absorbed and exposed to various environments after studying in a foreign university. The most important aspect is the mixing of the social, cultural, political mix of youngsters from across the world. There are many student clubs which run on specific subjects giving more scope to exposure. Many universities encourage students to take part in local community activities.
It is not just about social or political but even sports are given a good focus. Many sporting events are organized by universities and most of the sporting facilities are offered free by the campus. By hosting competitions, it gives an opportunity for students of different countries to interact with each other. Then there is also the aspect of students unions and guilds for the benefit of students.
They tend to provide social facilities which includes restaurants, pubs etc wherein the students get a special waiver. By grooming the students in various other activities the confidence level and analytical approach is much better and so is the health. Having an active campus life and being part of various activities is one major advantage why higher education in foreign universities is recommended.