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Survey Suggests 72% International Students Consider Hybrid Programs To Save Money Post Pandemic

According to a new survey, more than 70% of Indian students who want to study abroad are willing to pick hybrid programs to save money in the post-pandemic context.

According to the survey, which included over 4,000 foreign education hopefuls as respondents, 66.8 per cent of students agreed that the newest wave of the Covid-19 pandemic had an impact on their study abroad plans.

As per a poll performed by The WorldGrad, a tech-enabled foreign education platform, 72% of students have chosen the hybrid mode (part online-part offline degrees) to reduce education costs without sacrificing education quality. This is a significant increase from 55% only a few months ago.

“The factor that has played a pivotal role in the above trend is the ongoing pandemic,” the survey said.

According to the report, 66.8 percent of students have admitted that the ongoing pandemic wave has influenced their plans to study abroad. Many parents were concerned about their children travelling overseas right now due to safety worries.

Not unexpectedly, the handling of Covid-19 by destination nations was ranked as the third most significant consideration when selecting a country for study.

The United States appeared as the most popular overseas education destination among Indian students (41%), followed by Canada (21%), Australia (18%), and the United Kingdom (4%). (16 per cent). This represents a shift in the trend in favour of two nations, the United States and Australia, both of which had fallen out of favour with international students during the pandemic.

It was also observed that at least 58% of the students had an inadequate awareness of the visa criteria for abroad studies. This disparity is the result of the pandemic, which has driven governments to revise their policy several times. The study emphasized information asymmetry, which has been a visible and critical consequence of the pandemic.

The United States has always been recognized as the nation of opportunity, which explains why so many people travel to the country to pursue the American Dream.

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