Your study-abroad checklist in a post-Covid world

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  • Date: 14-Jun-2022
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:UAE
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Your study-abroad checklist in a post-Covid world

As the academic year has come to a close, high schoolers and aspiring master’s degree scholars are preparing to undertake the rigorous application process for a program at a foreign university, perhaps halfway across the world. "Pearson’s 2021 Global Learning Survey found that 72% of college students have a new sense of urgency for completing their education. With the pandemic settling down and borders opening up, more students are considering overseas on-campus options only. Studying abroad is a coveted experience for many, as earning an international degree broadens personal and professional horizons and promotes holistic growth," says Ipek Aydin, Head of PTE for the Middle East & North Africa. The first step is to narrow down on the best universities for your program of choice. Cost of living, tuition, career prospects in the country and your overall safety and welfare should be the first few items on your checklist. In the MENA region, the US, Europe, Canada and Australia are among the most popular countries that people immigrate to as a gateway to overall growth, Aydin says. "The next step is to verify the criteria of the application process for your program and university. Your academic transcript, identification documents, personal

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