In studying abroad, we know that prospective international students are worried and confused about what next to do. While universities and immigration are working on favorable policies for international studies in the coming intake, we want to encourage you to not give up on your study abroad dreams.

A young student in a library, immersed in reading and studying, exudes academic positivity.
Credit: Andrii Zastrozhnov September 4, 2023, Stock Photos
To help you properly make use of your time, here are five things we advise you do while waiting:
  1. Commence your application
  2. Prepare for your exam
  3. Study online
  4. Get a remote job
  5. Hone your skill

1. Commence Your Application:

We advise that you begin your application process as soon as possible if your objective is to study abroad this year. We hope that before September, the spread of the virus is notably contained, and travel bans lifted, however, if the situation continues, students will be communicated to on the next action. Admission might be postponed until January, 2021 intake. Therefore, we urge you to set aside some time to learn more about the university, the country, your preferred area of study, and any other important details that can help you with the application process. If you need professional assistance, you can also get in touch with us and also check out study abroad guide.

2. Prepare For Your Exams:

If you’re required to submit language test like IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, or GRE or GMAT, start preparing for the exam. Dedicate time to study available materials- books, videos, quizzes, and also do the practice test to help improve your knowledge. You can also take some tests from home.

3. Study Online:

Many institutions have made available short courses online, take advantage of the opportunity. While you anticipate studying abroad, acquire knowledge; we get better by learning. Explore the internet, you’ll find free and paid recognized online courses on different platforms, like Coursera, Harvard Business School, Khan Academy, NPTEL, edX, CrashCourse, and others. Be intentional about the courses you choose, the fact that you have ample time, and access to free resources, doesn’t mean you should learn without direction. Take courses that will aid your academic and career growth. Those that enhance your skills. A wise person makes good use of opportunities.

4. Get a Remote Job:

Money facilitates your study abroad dreams, and experience enriches your CV. These are some of the benefits of a remote job. Search online for available remote jobs, work at your convenience, earn income, and build your network. Beyond the money you’ll earn, the experience will prepare you for opportunities here and abroad. Choose jobs that align with your career objectives

5. Hone Your Skills:

What skills do you have? What skills do you want to learn? Before the rush comes again, how about you spend time learning new skills or honing old ones? You could take up language classes on Duolingo, Busuu, Live Mocha, and other platforms to learn a new language. YouTube and other platforms have rich content to help you build almost all skills- digital marketing, content creation, public speaking, coding, Google analytics, photography, painting, organic cream formulation, PowerPoint, excel, illustration, you name them.

Stay positive. Your study abroad dreams are achievable.
Stay safe. Keep growing.

Flora Ikpen

Flora Ikpen

Flora Ikpen is a Communicator, an International Education Consultant, and an Author with invaluable experience in International Student Placement, Brand Management, Stakeholders Relations, Broadcasting and Development Strategies. She is the Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Arolf International Consult. Flora is passionate about Child and Teens Mentoring, Education, Human Development and Sustainable Development through Community based projects and other development-focused projects.

Post a comment

Your email address will not be published.