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Online Classes: The New Future

The idea of the traditional means of education has radically transformed over the past few months. With the onset of the COVID-19 and rise in technological facilities, students are now required to study from their homes.

Students who had decided to study abroad were either required to return home or stay back in their destination countries and complete the reminder of their courses online.

Online Classes for Study Abroad

Current Scenario

At least temporarily, until things pan out and go back to normal, students are required to commence their programs online. Universities as well as the government are providing all possible means of support to international students. Students are reassured that they can commence certain proportion of their classes online and once thing go back to normal, move to their study destination. Moreover, universities have also informed students that this will not have a detrimental effect on their visa status and they will still be eligible for the post study wok rights.

Support Offered by Universities

Universities in Australia and several other destinations are offering all forms of support, from laptops to internet modems. They are providing all means of support that will allow students to complete their courses online. To make sure that the interactive nature of the classes stay intact, online classes are incorporating mediums of discussions, so that the classes continue to remain reciprocal.


Online classes in some cases are more flexible when compared to the traditional mediums. Students may be given the preference to either set their own preference and work according to their schedule or work according to university timings. Flexibility allows students to incorporate time management skills, while on the other hand working according to a schedule allows one to be deterministic in their approach.

Selection of Courses

Certain universities in Canada are allowing students to switch their courses and study those courses that are offered online in case the program of their choice is not offered through the online medium.


With internet connectivity reaching each one of us, online classes become easy to attend. With an internet connectivity you are able to access online classes easily.

Saves Time

A major plus point of attending an online class is that it helps save on time. The time that you would earlier spend getting to and from class, with everything in between, means that you lost out on a significant amount of time. However, that will not be the case once you decide to enter the world of online classes. With just having to login to study, you leave yourself with a considerable amount of time to attend your online class

Saves Money

When compared to the traditional medium of education, online classes are significantly cheaper. If you had decided to attain an education abroad but are now required to undertake an online class you will save a considerable amount of money in terms of travel and accommodation, which helps bring down the cost of your education to a considerable level.


Just because you are attending an online class doesn't mean that you will be speaking to a screen. Faculty members are equally involved in these classes and conduct lectures with the same amount of enthusiasm as they did with the traditional mediums. The faculty also remains extremely proactive in solving all doubts and make sure to put their best foot forward in order for the students to have a smooth experience through the online medium.

Learning Resources

As a student you should be well aware of the various resources that are available online that allows them to have access to a considerable amount of information.

Online Classes at Study Abroad Destinations

USA has always been renowned for its online courses. And even before the outbreak occurred, a considerable number of courses were conducted online.

Online classes are heavily advocated by universities in Canada, the major advantage students receive from attending these courses is that they can begin their classes on time, and that to from the comfort of their homes. Online classes will also have no effect on the Post Study Work right of students. Once things go back to normal, they can also attend the next semester in Canada itself and still be eligible for the Post Study Work Right.

Certain universities in Australia are expected to start their courses online, so that students can attend classes from their homes.


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Also read: The effect of COVID on university admissions in UK

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