Is COVID snatching the young generation’s dream of studying abroad?
As we all know, the pandemic is rapidly expanding, leaving its different effect on every generation. With each of these conversions, we are trying to cope with new changes every step of the way. How long can we live being uncertain and unconcerned about our careers? For how long the students have to adapt to the changes brought about by the “new normal.”
The countries all over the world – after the pandemic outbreak, have shifted the educational process online. Despite various speculations about when things can go back to normal, the virus has taken over two valuable years of the students who studied hard, all their life to achieve their dreams. The goal for higher education comes with achieving good grades, however, online classes have somehow weakened the passion of students who wish to have a remarkable university experience and strive for successful careers. As a result, the excitement the students usually expect to have for studying overseas has dwindled noticeably. The pandemic has forced the students to consider a new range of realities before applying to universities overseas.
Dream of Studying Abroad
Approximately 50% of candidates face unprecedented challenges as they attempt to wrap their heads around new study plans. The shift in the education system has immensely affected their idea for higher education abroad. Universities, around the globe, including Cambridge and Oxford, have taken severe restrictions for starting the academic year after ensuring a quarantine following the public health norms. The value of education that the students get from a foreign country is a plus point to add to their profile. Studying overseas makes the students familiar with an entirely new way of learning, and immersing in a different culture opens better ways for them to establish their careers. Moreover, graduating from a foreign university enables students to make healthier and innovative lifestyle decisions, empowering them to deal with complex issues in the real world.
Dream of Studying Abroad
The Lockdown in developed countries – UK, USA, Canada, and Australia – is putting a hold on the students’ desire to achieve a degree from the top-ranked universities of these countries. Students who stabilize themselves all their life for better education are going through a stressful situation – depression, anxiety, boredom, frustration, anger – these days for having their routines disrupted due to lockdowns. Student’s academic performance is linked with the attachment and adjustment to the university and peers. However, half of the time consumed with studying online without proper course material, a quiet place to learn, communication with fellows and teachers, and digital skills has led to students’ academic performance downfall.
There might be a possibility that few countries will normalize the new trend to run all their operations and fields digitally. However, students longing to travel and achieve their degrees from top-ranked universities abroad request to shed light on the issues the pandemic created for them.