Being a student can be tricky when you have a serious case of wanderlust. All you want to do is jet off and explore the world, yet the responsibilities of college, such as classes, revision and exams, keep holding you back and forcing you to remain at home. And, as if to add insult to injury, when you do get time off it’s during Christmas, spring and summer break when schools are also on vacation, meaning that the prices of flights go up as soon as you’ve actually got some free time to go anywhere. Thankfully, both how we study and how we travel is changing, with more students managing to obtain their degree whilst seeing the world at the same time. We’ve listed some of the best reasons why online learning programs are the best for students who also want to travel.
The best thing about taking an online program such as the online MBA degree from Northeastern University is that you really can study anywhere. Although you’ll have to take some time out from your trips to actually get to work and do your revision, anyone knows that studying at a beach bar is going to feel a lot better than studying in your bedroom or kitchen at home. This is the great thing about online learning; as long as you have an internet connection and your laptop, you are set to go!
Studying and travel are both two experiences that everybody should go through; however, they both tend to cost a lot of money. Studying for an online degree program, for example a masters in business administration online, will not only allow you to finish your studies with a prestigious and well-renowned business master’s degree, it will also allow you to save money since online programs tend to be around the third cheaper than their in-class counterparts. Yes, you guessed it – the less money you pay for your tuition fees, the more money you can save for travelling!
Often, taking a degree course needs to be done in conjunction with some work experience, whether this is voluntary or paid. Recently, an increasing number of people have decided that signing up for voluntary work abroad is a fantastic way to see the world whilst giving back and doing something good for others at the same time. Volunteer with animals in a wildlife sanctuary, teach children how to speak English, or even volunteer your services as a sports coach, depending on what it is that you are good at. Studying online makes volunteering abroad much easier, and you’ll also be able to volunteer during low-season times of the year when help is needed the most.
Travel is becoming a far more important part of young peoples’ lives today, but in order to be successful in life, it’s also vital to make sure that you have a good education, usually a college degree. Thankfully, online learning means that there’s no reason for students to have to choose between getting a degree and seeing the world anymore!