The international higher education sector has undergone a significant transformation in response to the coronavirus pandemic; from its rapid adoption of online learning to its departure from traditional methods of student recruitment. It is difficult to know which elements will remain within international higher education as the coronavirus pandemic settles, or how long the impact, both positive and negative, of the last two years will be felt across the sector.
When the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019, very few could’ve accurately predicted how events would unfold over the next two years. By March 2020, the virus had begun to spread rapidly across the world, forcing the World Health Organisation to declare the outbreak a global pandemic. The higher education sector, like almost every individual, business, organisation and sector across the globe, had to adapt quickly and introduce new ways of working to keep their students and staff safe.
What you should know?
In light of the context above, what you should know as an aspirant international student willing to go for abroad study in the countries like Australia, UK, Canada, USA or New Zealand, is the very important First Question you should ask yourself!
It cannot be denied that the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant, and potentially lasting, effect on international higher education. On the one hand, COVID-19 has been a disruptive force; creating barriers to international travel and restricting access to the international education experience that so many students desired. On the other hand, the last two years have been a catalyst for long-overdue changes in the sector; boosting the quality and expanse of online learning and shining a light on a more sustainable and flexible approach to education.
It is also clear that, with COVID-19’s remaining presence across the world to varying degrees, there is relative flexibility with regards to the choice of study destination and how a country has managed the coronavirus pandemic may influence this choice. So, please understand that if any so-called education agent is offering you high hopes about abroad study plans with too many unrealistic possibilities, then you should definitely double check or even triple check the facts.
We tell you the truth here; as a potential international student, try to recognise the benefits of online learning because with the a steadfast desire to study abroad in person and make the most of the experience, you should be equipped with certain skills to be prepared for the future circumstances, even though you are in the countries of your choice.
How to know what you should know?
Visit our office and speak to our excellent consultant. Our friendly education counsellors are available in the offices of our nationwide branches such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and Butwol. Or if that’s not convenient for you, book your session for Online Counselling Session. Interesting fact is, if your personal circumstances relating to your academic, finance, social or professional, are not so favourable right now to initiate your abroad study plan, then we will be honest to tell you that. Sometimes, taking a step back perhaps gives you more time to think and plan even better to take a bigger jump ahead. Visit us to talk about your plan in detail, preferably with your guardian or parents together.
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