How to Keep Up with Studying While Traveling Abroad
December 16, 2015
Have you been dreaming about heading out on a European adventure, but you aren’t sure how that would work with your plans to earn your online doctor of education through Maryville University? What if we told you that there’s no need to make sacrifices, that you can actually have it all? That’s right you can study for your online EDD program, have time to travel, and socialize with new friends without having to make any sacrifices.
To help you out we’ve put together some tips that you can make use of while you travel and earn your degree at the same time.
Plan Around Your Course Schedule
While it’s tempting to plan around your travel dreams and itinerary, this can end up causing scheduling conflicts. Instead it’s important to take a look at your course/class schedule and then plan your travels around that schedule. You are usually given your course schedule in advance, so that makes planning a lot easier.
Obviously, you will want to be sure that you are at your computer with a reliable internet connection when needed. Also, be sure to factor in study time and time to get assignments done. A good tip is to keep your sight-seeing and activities at a minimum during the week, and save those things for the weekend when you aren’t worrying about your schooling. You also want to be sure you are in the middle of traveling when you should be online.
Travel Short Distances at a Time
Another tip is to pick a city/town as a central hub that is near other destinations you want to visit. This will allow you to do lots of touring and sightseeing without having to travel too far each time. This is also a great way to save money since you won’t need to make those long trips each time.
Check Hotel Internet Connection in Advance
Before you go ahead and book a hotel or accommodations anywhere, you will want to inquire about its internet connection. Making sure you can connect from your room is key to being able to study abroad. You don’t want to have to rely on finding internet cafes each time you need to get online.
Don’t Look Past the Smaller Destinations
Some of the most incredible places you can visit are the ones off the beaten track. It’s important not to look past these destinations as you make your itinerary. What’s really great is that you’ll be able to immerse yourself in culture in these smaller destinations, giving you a more complete look at the destination and country as a whole. As a side note, it’s also much easier to study when you aren’t in a loud tourist-heavy city.
It’s Time to Pack Up
So, if you’ve been hesitant about combining international travel with online studying, it’s time to relax and put those worries to bed. It has never been easier to travel around the world while earning a degree thanks to online programs.