Studying abroad poses great advantages to the students as it can contribute to their academic, cultural, personal and professional growth. Studying abroad is a lifetime, enthralling and worthy experience of a student’s life.
Applying for a college abroad, getting accepted, booking the plane tickets, packing up the bags and heading towards the country. Isn’t this an easy process? It might seem to be but, it isn’t. There is a bag full of problems waiting for the student right there in the other country. The greatest challenge is the financial hurdles that stand stiffly in the path of the students. Due to financial issues, students are compelled to work as part-timers.
Now, the students face difficulty in managing their studies along with part-time jobs. Let’s have a look at some of the ways in which the students can cope up with their studies abroad:
1. Making a productive Schedule:
In this era of technology, there are many organizing tools and apps available in the Smartphones for the students such as calendars and pin-up planners. The students can utilize these apps to craft a perfect schedule for themselves. Moreover, each student has a time when he is more productive than the others. Therefore, they can plan the schedule around these times.
2. Keeping the schedule flexible:
A university student is expected to dedicate 35 hours from a week to his University studies. It includes study time, seminars, lectures, extra classes, and tutor-led studies. Therefore, the students should invest the rest of their time in doing something creative and innovative.
Moreover, the schedule must be flexible enough to cater to unplanned changes. Apart from studies, he can even include the socializing time and sleep time in his schedule. Short breaks of 5-10 minutes are recommended after each study session of 45 minutes.
3. Avoiding the Distractions:
There are some students whose productivity level can reduce due to group study. While there are some whose motivation and productivity level boost up due to group study. Each and every student is way too different from each other. Therefore, the students should discover these traits about them and work accordingly. In addition to that, the students must avoid watching TV, playing games, using social media apps and texting while studying. These are the things that inevitably distract young minds from the studies.
4. Choosing the right program:
The students should select a program that suits their particular goals and interests. It is an imperative step in order to attain academic success. He must ensure that he’s comfortable with the study program; he has chosen to be the part of.
5. Keeping a relaxation time:
Some students make a mistake in understanding the difference between relaxation and procrastination. Once a student is either completely done with the assignments or is halfway through it, he can relax easily. Procrastination means to avoid and delay an important task onto the next day. Procrastination is a bad habit that leads to a drop in student’s success. On the other hand, relaxation is good for the mental health of the student. Relaxation includes exercises and sleep. The student can even allot 5-10 minutes of his schedule for the relaxation time.
6. Planning the day in the night before:
When a student has a big to-do list, he has to prioritize his tasks. As a part-timer as well as a student, a person has two responsibilities which he has to carry out effectively. Therefore, he should limit his leisure time activities and plan a schedule for the day. He can list the tasks in order of its submission deadline.
At the end of a successful and planned day, the student can reward himself with congratulations note or a sweet treat of chocolate. It will act as an encouragement and motivation for him.