The unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 has shaken the world. There is rarely someone untouched from the impact of this disaster. From big business hubs to the global economy, everything has fallen down. Despite so much upheaval nobody knows when the situation will get normal. If we see the consequences of this disaster from a broad perspective, we will find that the abroad study aspirants are one of the most effective people globally.
A global challenge for abroad study aspirants
Students around the world, who were planning to their abroad study, are facing this pandemic as a big obstacle in their journey of a dream foreign education career. Their flight tickets, admission counseling, documentation, overseas visa process and other numerous efforts are of no avail now. Students are looking for Plan B so that they don’t require delaying their dream study. Universities round the world are putting their best efforts to somehow continue the learning and making some changes in administration rules but the worldwide lockdown is a big hurdle for face to face teaching. And the health of the students and university employees cannot be ignored.
Determination for a better future
So the students are delaying their study abroad plans or looking for other solutions to continue their study. And the good news is that even in the COVID-19 lockdown, 91% of Indian students want to continue abroad studies, sources India Today article. And the UK, France and Germany are the top choices among the students. The article further mentions that 76% of students are ready to start their study abroad planning within the next 6 -10 months (upcoming September or January intakes). The news seems like a surprise but it also shows the positive prospects of the students towards their future. It depicts the students' trust in European universities and their education quality.
What actually is Plan B for you?
By keeping all the factors in mind European universities have come with an outstanding solution name Hybrid Learning which is Online learning for couple of months followed by in person learning when you get your visa upon borders get open for travel. This Hybrid study is proving to be your Plan B where a student can continue his/her abroad study without any interruption. Hybrid Study is a distance learning solution for the Fall’ 2020 intake students. Now a student can attend the online classes at their home without any interruption and when the situation gets normal he can move to the university by continuing their studying abroad dream. European universities are engaging students more effectively with the help of alternative teaching tools like PowerPoint, course summaries, and pre-recorded lectures. This is a crucial phase of any educational journey and these institutes are doing a phenomenal job in this challenging environment.
Benefits of Hybrid study
Hybrid education is the new normal and European universities are adopting this innovative solution which helps the students directly and indirectly for their overseas education. With the help of this distance learning, a student can study from home for 2 months and can save living expenses of that period. Abroad accommodation costs quite high but in this case, this is an economical solution. Students can use this money for some other benefits. He can get some more time to spend with family before leaving.
That's not all
The indirect benefit of hybrid education is that students have more time to become familiar with a new culture. The online session with the new people will create a good bonding before moving abroad. So this experience will help when they reach there.
The best part
Surely the situation is not as usual as it used to be. The change is the only thing which remains constant and achiever is the one who accepts the changes and grows with them. Hybrid education is a creative tool like that. It is an appreciable effort by the European education administration in this critical situation.