With uncertainty looming large over plans of studying abroad, there are thousands of students like you who are interested in getting a degree from abroad as education should not be restricted at any level. There are lockdown restrictions imposed in various countries across the globe due to coronavirus pandemic but this has not deterred students from studying abroad as the demand for international courses is still on the rise. Some of the most favored education destinations of all time are the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and Europe among many others,
Here are 5 tips for students planning to study abroad:
- Use this time to prepare for entry exams– Just deciding that you want to study abroad is not enough, you also have to pass several entry or eligibility tests for which you need to be well-prepared. With a lot of free time in your hand, you can use this period to brush up your skills/knowledge in verbal and written communication. For example – To get a UK student visa, a student has to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language. How about using this time to practice free English tests which will also give you an idea of the test format and questioning pattern.
- Check application process and documents required – You should continue with your application process if the University you wish to study in has already commenced the process. Since there is no certainty as to when the current situation will be over, many Universities have extended their application period in order to assist international students. Without wasting any time, try and stick to your schedule and keep working on your application, Statement of Purpose, and Letter of Recommendation as well.
- Practice mock tests – In order to understand different types of questions, the students can practice online mock tests as it will give you a better understanding of how well-prepared you are. These tests are easily accessible online and you can also contact GET2UNI for more guidance on these.
- Self-assessment- Yes, teachers and mentors are important in guiding but self-study and assessment are equally important. No one can guide you better than yourself. Once, you have solved a mock test, assess your answers and preparation. Ascertain, where you stand and where you are lacking. This will help you in addressing your weaknesses and areas where you can improve further.
- Make use of digital learning platforms/Online skill upgradation – Constant upgradation of skills is utmost in times like these. Rather than waiting for University to begin, why not use this time in doing an online course which will help you in your overall growth and development. If you plan to study Journalism then how about taking an online class on Creative Writing perhaps. Many Universities abroad have even started enrolment for Online bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in view of the current situation. Along with this, you can also start working on other critical aspects such as quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, verbal and written communication as well.