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Online education in foreign educational institutions: benefits and opportunities

The concept of traditional education has changed radically over the past couple of years. Physical presence in the classroom is no longer the only option for learning – at least with the advent of the Internet, new technologies, and you know what else. Nowadays you can access quality education anytime and anywhere as long as you have access to a computer. This opens up enormous opportunities for studying at leading universities both for people with limited financial resources and those who are busy with work. Let’s look at the main ones.

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Online education is cheaper…

If you initially choose an expensive program, then the tuition may cost a pretty penny, but, as a rule, online programs are more affordable. The range of online programs now available allows you to apply to one of the accredited universities (which is still cheaper than traditional degree programs) or take an online course on platforms such as Coursera and EdX. This means that choosing a course that suits your specialization and budget is more than possible! Plus, with distance education, there is no need for the costs associated with staying in another country: flights, medical insurance, rent of a hostel/apartment.

…but the quality is the same!

Universities value their reputation and status, so each online course offered undergoes exactly the same accreditation as a regular one. Therefore, there is no difference in the quality of education with traditional education.

Digitalization is everything

No queues or paperwork – that already sounds good, doesn’t it? In addition, filing documents for study in the usual format is often carried out twice a year and has strict deadlines, while online programs do not imply such restrictions.

Prospects

The possibility of receiving education remotely already means that the university offering it follows trends and does not adhere to ossified views. This means you can be sure that the university adapts its training programs to modern needs and requirements.

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Comfortable environment

No lecture halls with hard, uncomfortable seats. Now you can study while sitting in a soft chair in your room, wearing your favorite pajamas and drinking freshly brewed cinnamon tea. In addition, no one will cough in your ear or distract you with meaningless chatter. This atmosphere also gives confidence – some students find it easier to answer on the screen than in an audience where hundreds of eyes are fixed on the speaker.

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No boundaries

Studying has never been so lifestyle-friendly. Do you want to go on vacation during the new course? Go for it! Just make sure that where you are going there is a stable Internet connection and you can easily connect to an online lecture or seminar. And if the university or platform provides recorded lectures, then you can sit down to study at any time – there is no need to force yourself to get up by 9 if you are a night owl and absorb information better after midnight. This is a particularly convenient option for those who work and cannot be distracted during working hours.

Skill development

There is another side to such great freedom in learning – you will have to develop the skills of self-discipline, motivation and communication. After all, homework will not pass on its own, and no one has canceled deadlines in online learning. But such a set of skills will not be superfluous in your work, regardless of your field of activity.

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Career boost

The trend for life long learning (continuous learning) is gaining momentum and taking into account the fact that no field of activity stands still, online learning fits perfectly into this trend. The ability to advance your career without unnecessary interruptions to your daily schedule is one of the main benefits of online education. You can improve your qualifications, learn a completely new skill, and even get a master’s or PhD degree without interrupting your job, and ultimately receive a higher salary and career growth.

Global view of things

Students in online programs come from all over the world. With the ability to log in from anywhere, virtual classroom discussions include a wider range of perspectives, enhancing your intercultural development. And don’t forget, more opinions = more ideas. You never know whose experience might inspire you to develop an innovation that will change the world!

There are more reasons for choosing online education than we have listed. According to surveys, most students do not see a significant difference in the method of education. However, the choice is always yours. Good luck!

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