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15 Controversial Essay Writing Topics On Education Abroad

Education itself is already a controversial topic, and then there are the many and varied offshoots, one of them being the subject of studying abroad. If you’ve been asked to write an essay on this subject, you’re in luck. There are plenty of controversial offshoots on this topic that you can write about. Following is a list of 15 great topics to get you started.

15 Controversial Essay Topics on Education Abroad

  1. Why are Western institutions favoured over other countries’ institutions when it comes to which degree you hold?
  2. Individualised curriculums vs. standardized curriculums.
  3. Do some institutions purposely make it difficult for students from third world countries to study there?
  4. Are Western students preferred to others when it comes to scholarships?
  5. Brains vs. money – do students with rich parents often get into Western institutions without much aptitude, while some with higher academic leanings get overlooked?
  6. Safety and health of students studying in third world countries – what steps, if any, are taken towards this?
  7. The impact of foreign students studying abroad on the country’s residents and economic system.
  8. Are students who study abroad more likely to rebel against their own country’s social standards as well as their upbringing?
  9. Does studying abroad heighten the chances of a student’s lack of responsiveness to their parents and guardians? Does it help promote concealment and secrecy of their activities?
  10. Are students who study abroad more prone to making impulsive and life-altering decisions and choices without the guidance of their parents and superiors?
  11. Are all students equal when they study abroad, or is there a variation in treatment and expectations –both from fellow students and well as the governing body?
  12. Are students “forced” to study abroad in order to be successful, due to their home country’s lack of social standing?
  13. What are the long-term effects, both positive and negative, that studying abroad has on a student?
  14. Does studying abroad increase risks in the student’s life, physically and mentally?
  15. Do the positive effects of foreign students outweigh the negative effects on the hosting country?

With this list, you should be well on your way to composing a great essay on the controversial topics regarding education abroad. Make sure to do plenty of research to back up your ideas – a well-planned and thought out essay is always better than one composed in a hurry. Be patient and methodical and it will turn out great.

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  • Virginia Kearney 5 days agofrom United States

    That is an interesting question Oni, and I think you could possibly write a good paper about that. You could actually try an even broader question: How can the Internet Of Things be used to help in disease control?

  • Oni Anu 5 days ago

    Is it possible to use Internet Of Things for disease control surveillance system?

  • Virginia Kearney 5 days agofrom United States

    Hi Paola, you are right that you need to narrow the topic and one of the ways to do this is to turn it into a question which then can have several possible answers. Your answer will be the thesis. Here are some ideas:

    How can parents best monitor their children's use of media?

    How much online time should children have each day?

    What are the risks of using the Internet that parents need to know?

  • Paola 8 days ago

    I am trying to do a research paper on technology. The question that I came up with is: Are Parents Underestimating Children’s Risky Online

    Experiences? I feel as if this question is way too broad. There are parents that are aware of how risky online experiences can be or are!

    Can someone help me narrow it down?

    Thanks.

  • Virginia Kearney 11 days agofrom United States

    Hi Layla, I think you've written two good questions. I don't know whether these would be hard to research. The first question is descriptive and would be an explaining paper. The second paper is an evaluation. You could also do something like: How has social media changed the way the government and governed people communicate? How has Twitter changed the way people think about government? Do people know more or less now about their government than before there was technology and social media?

  • laylalankford 12 days ago

    Aloha! I am looking for a research topic for Technology and Government. I came up with

    How are technologies changing the way people interact with government entities.

    Are cellphones and computers enabling us to communicate effectively with government.

    I am not positive if these are strong topics to do a research paper on. Any advice or suggestions?

    Mahalo.

  • Virginia Kearney 2 weeks agofrom United States

    A variety of topics could be done on concrete civil engineering. Here are a few:

    What is the best way to make concrete earthquake safe?

    How is smart concrete changing the way civil engineers design their projects? Smart concrete has dormant bacteria spores along with calcium lactate which fills in cracks and self-heals the concrete.

    Is smart concrete really better?

    How can concrete be used in zero energy buildings?

  • Virginia Kearney 2 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi Sarah, you can narrow your topic by talking about either one particular kind of social network, like Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Another way to narrow the topic is to talk about what kind of information, such as political action, current news, disaster preparedness, or even a very specific situation like school shootings.

  • vivek behera 2 weeks ago

    tell me some topic related to concrete technology related to civil engineering

  • Sarah 2 weeks ago

    Hi, I also need a help for narrowing the topic because my teacher thinks it is kind of wide. I proposed for my topic to be "The impact of social networks on dissemination of information" but he wants me to narrow it and I don't really know how.

  • Virginia Kearney 3 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi William, you probably want to add something about what they are hacking. If students are your focus group, then you might want to add what they hack, such as school records, or their grades.

  • William 3 weeks ago

    Hi, could you help me narrower the topic please? My topic is to do a research to investigate the perception of hacking among student, but my teacher say it is too wide range.

  • Virginia Kearney 3 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi Jencee, you could do a topic like: What is the best IT school for _____(pick an It major)?

    Why do IT students need to take courses in English?

    What is the difference between online and traditional IT schools?

    Which IT major do most female students prefer?

    How can more females be attracted to IT careers?

  • Jencee 3 weeks ago

    Hello, I like your ideas but I'm still having problems about choosing a research topic. Can you help me? My teacher told us to think of what we could research about IT students or IT schools.. Thank you!

  • Virginia Kearney 4 weeks agofrom United States

    1. How does technology use change the way a business (state a type of business) practice?

    2. What is the best new technology to develop alternative energy businesses?

    3. How can using new technologies help a restaurant business improve efficiency and customer service?

  • Showkat Ahmed 4 weeks ago

    suggest me some topics about technologies and businesses???

  • Virginia Kearney 7 weeks agofrom United States

    Hi Jerick, the science of criminology is also called forensics. The topics in this article are for research rather than experimenting. For an experiment topic, you might want to do something about trying to pick up fingerprints from different surfaces. You would have to look up how to pick up fingerprints first. This is not hard to do. My kids did this at a science museum. Then you would test different surfaces like paper, glass, wood, metal etc. The question could be "which surface is the easiest to get a clear fingerprint from?" If you do this experiment, please come back and tell me how it went!

  • jerick 7 weeks ago

    hi ma'am, can you help us? were constructing a topic on our research but its difficult. the instruction of our teacher is, it must be apply with experimenting based on our course and my course is about criminology. thank you

  • Virginia Kearney 3 months agofrom United States

    Ian and Aye--I'd suggest that you look at my other articles, especially the one that gives science essay ideas.

  • Ian and Aye 3 months ago

    Hello maam! Can you help us? We are having a difficulty on choosing our topic and constructing a title for it. We are Education students major in Biology. Can you please give or suggest some qualitative research or topics? We are from Philippines and we need your help.

  • Virginia Kearney 3 months agofrom United States

    Hi Ariemar, any of the questions here would make a good title. You can shorten it a bit. I like using questions for a title because it makes the reader interested in the answer, and therefore more open to reading your paper. Perhaps you could use, "Is Social Media Use Harmful to Students?"

  • IBUY 3 months ago

    Hi. Its a wide range of good gopics but can I ask for your suggestion of research topics about engineering?

  • Mehak 4 months ago

    i want to know some useful topics about educational technology

  • KRISHNA MAHATO 4 months ago

    thanks for your topics

  • mae 5 months ago

    good topics about digital learning please.

  • sebastian 6 months ago

    marine Technology for good topic?

  • Meseret Tadesse from Ethiopia,wsu. 7 months ago

    thank! for your topics and idea.

  • Virginia Kearney 7 months agofrom United States

    Hi ASD, you would need to narrow down your topic and idea in order to find a good title. You might want to look at my other topic ideas in my other articles on Science ideas.

  • Philip 7 months ago

    This list was super helpful, there are some great ideas and topics to write about...thanks for publishing this.

  • Virginia Kearney 8 months agofrom United States

    Hi Ariane--check out my other ideas on science topics by looking at my profile or searching on the site for my other articles. Here are a few ideas: What are the advantages of Free Space Optics? How is the Philippines most vulnerable to cyber attacks? How can we better protect our data from hackers?

  • Ariane 8 months ago

    Hi good day! May I ask your help?? Help me find the best title for my research..my course is information system. About the computer system..I'm from Philippines..thank you ma'am

  • Virginia Kearney 8 months agofrom United States

    Hi, Thea--Look at my article on Science Research Topics. Find the link either in the sidebar or on my profile page.

  • Thea 8 months ago

    I need a research topic about science. A topic which is similar to investigatory project or science project.

  • Virginia Kearney 8 months agofrom United States

    Thanks, Allie, You might want to check my article about science topics. In reality, most of chemical engineering is moving over to computational engineering and nanotechnology. So a good topic might be, "how is computational engineering changing chemical engineering" or "how is the chemical engineering profession changing?" Many colleges are actually dropping the name "chemical engineering" entirely.

  • Allie 8 months ago

    The suggested topics given are all good. But can you also please give me an example of a research topic about chemical engineering? Its for my research paper in K12.

  • Virginia Kearney 9 months agofrom United States

    Hi Mitch- for robotics and computer science topics, you might want to try: How will nanobots change biology? Are smart houses safe? Is facial recognition software making privacy impossible? How should we allow facial recognition software to be used? Is it a good idea for us to move everything to the cloud? What careers will robots take over in the next 20 years?

  • mitch 9 months ago

    can you give an example of a research topic about robots or computer science?

  • Virginia Kearney 12 months agofrom United States

    Des, for younger students, it is a good idea to pick a topic that they can research with videos as well as well as articles. I'd suggest going to YouTube and searching for educational videos on bread and pastry. That might give you some ideas. You also might want to start with a kitchen science type of approach. Then start with a question that students can look for to answer. For example, "What are the different ways to make bread around the world?" or "What are the different ways to make bread rise?" or "What is the history of sourdough bread?"

  • I'm Des 12 months ago

    Do you have some techniques in formulating research titles for specialized subjects in K to 12, most specially about bread and pastry. Your help and suggestion will be much appreciated. Thank you.

  • Virginia Kearney 17 months agofrom United States

    Hi Restituto--I have everything you would need to write a research paper here on HubPages. Look for "Problem Solution paper" and "Research Essay."

  • restituto 17 months ago

    hi! can you help me for my research paper which is all about in technology that affects in colleges student and how we solve it.. thanks!

  • sanjay 18 months ago

    super, great job. Thank you. This can be a lifesaver :)

  • Virginia Kearney 21 months agofrom United States

    Hi Madhavi--I don't understand why you would be running out of time trying to choose a Ph.D proposal. Generally, you should be working that out with the professor in charge of your research. However, I do think that this is something that people are actually researching on right now in education and probably this could be a general topic area for your research. However, you would need a narrow and specific focus for a Ph.D. along with specific areas of learning you would be examining.

  • MADHAVI 21 months ago

    Hi,I would like to confirm about one essay topic of above mentioned...i.e..How important is it that schools teach using ipads,smart boards,social media and other new technologies?... is it a research topic which can be picked up for a phd research proposal????

    PLz help me by responding immediately on this..am running out of time..

  • Doris James-MizBejabbers 2 years ago

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