5 Ways to Study While Traveling
Each student probably thinks from time to time, “Instead of traveling the world, I have to write my essay for me and attend classes again.” It’s pretty frustrating to realize that you have to go to college and wait the whole year to get the chance to travel abroad and explore new cultures.
Yes, conventional education is important, but traveling experience can be very beneficial for academic and career success in the future as well. The good news is, you can combine both processes effectively at a time. Keep reading in order to find out how it’s possible to study while traveling, enjoy both processes and expand your horizons.
Choose Flexible Program
Traveling and living abroad can help you acquire new priceless experience and skills that will help you easily succeed in the future. If you are looking for an academic program, then you have to search for a flexible one that will allow you to travel abroad. E-learning becomes more and more popular, so finding an online program or a flexible program that will enable you to travel is not that challenging anymore. If it’s not an option for you, then the biggest advice will be using your weekends, as well as winter and summer holidays wisely to get to know foreign cultures and keep up at college.
Nadia and Mike from Couple Travel The World blog started traveling full time and writing their blog content while they were studying a Masters degree in Copenhagen, Denmark. While the program was not e-learning, 90% of the content and lectures were online which meant they rarely needed to physically be located in Copenhagen to complete the course. They were able to travel all around Europe and even to Asia while studying.
Plan Your Trip Beforehand
If you want to effectively combine the educational process with traveling abroad, then planning your trip and academic activities are mandatory, so you manage to balance pleasure and responsibilities perfectly. Make sure you perfectly know your timetable and all your academic deadlines as you don’t want to miss any of them. Plan your trip carefully and try not to get involved in any activities when you have important deadlines.
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It’s imperative to create a list of all your assignments, papers, tests, so you can plan your studying time accordingly. Keep in mind that the best and most effective way to learn is to devote no more than 3 hours to your academic tasks per day. Don’t leave any special assignments for the last moment as you don’t want to be swamped with academic tasks and miss potential tourist activities. You have to stick to your schedule and use all your time wisely. Otherwise, you might have trouble at school, and your trip will turn into the sourest experience.
Pack Your Learning Materials
You don’t have to take bulky books or dictionaries with you. If it’s possible, get electronic versions of all studying materials that you can use from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet. You won’t have to carry tons of books with you all the time. Technologies allow us to use e-books, which are so convenient. Create the list of textbooks you need and download it. Don’t forget to take a few pens, highlighter, a notebook that might also come in handy for studying during your trip.
Take Care of Internet Access
The Internet cannot be easily accessible in another country. Therefore, you have to take care of it beforehand, so you can get access to all your learning materials and be able to look for the information needed online. You can study in a cafe that offers you free Wi-Fi connection or work from a hotel room. There is also an option to buy a portable wireless Wi-Fi router that will allow you to get the Internet connection anywhere at any time. Make sure to have this problem covered before you leave your country.
Even though traveling might seem like a fun experience, you still have to take breaks and get quality rest to stay full of energy to study and keep exploring the cities, don’t forget to eat and sleep well for effective daily activities. If you plan your time wisely, you will be able to keep up with all your plans and tasks without compromising your health. Also, don’t forget to turn the learning process into a fun and enjoy it the same way you enjoy the traveling. This is the only way you can benefit from both activities and get the most of your time spent abroad.
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As you can see, traveling experience can be easily combined with education. By following these tips, you can make your dreams come true and to study while traveling the world. This experience will definitely help you expand your horizons, acquire new soft skills, and meet new people.
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