World-class infrastructure, seasoned faculty staff, high quality education, international exposure – list is never ending that is why one chooses to study-abroad. There is always a thought of incompletion in one’s career if not planned for study abroad. It’s a trend of study abroad and only smart people plan it in advance.
Previous year, when the world was grappling with COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector was most affected leaving students behind with anxiety and fear for their careers. However, on the other side of the coin, the pandemic made international education more accessible and attainable for Indians. Owing to the COVID-19 restrictions, educational institutions worldwide introduced a certain course of actions that offers the benefits of both online and on-campus learning. This made obtaining education from abroad more approachable and get-at-able, providing students with increased opportunities to pursue their dreams.
Due to recent accessibility of global education, there has been a surge in the demand of destinations like Canada and the USA. It is evident that students have not been able to travel abroad in the previous year due to the outbreak of the pandemic, so when everything gets to normal, the demand of abroad students will rise at a great level. Therefore, it is advisable to equip oneself for achieving the goal. For this reason, you need to keep a close tab on the emerging careers within this field.
As per the latest reports, streams like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Cybersecurity, and Environmental science (especially in renewable energies) are most popular to pursue. Also, owing to the current high level of stress on healthcare globally, Biotechnology, Health Informatics, Pharmacy, Equipment Manufacturing, Healthcare Administration will expand rapidly in the next few years, resulting in a rise in direct and indirect jobs in that sector. Additionally, the hospitality sector will also bounce back once again when things go back to the ‘old’ normal.
Forward-looking, there will be a high demand of international talents in popular destinations like the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. In Canada there will be a significant demand for young talented brains as the growth of the economy lies in the hands of youth. Further, destinations like the USA will become more welcoming in the future as policies will entice more students applying and enrolling in the universities. With the introduction of friendly signs, it is safe to expect a continuous growth of international talent across the globe.
Educational institutions are supporting their students in every possible way. In the current scenario, international students are being vaccinated and taken care of on the campus in the US. As per the reports of usafacts.org, 42% of the population have received one dose, and 26% have been fully vaccinated. In addition to providing vaccinations, some of the organizations are offering airport pickup, self-quarantine facility, discount on flight tickets, food etc. Moreover, schools and organisations are supporting students to start their classes online, wherein students have the flexibility to attend either synchronous (live) or asynchronous (recorded) classes as per their individual preferences. Additionally, institutions are all prepped to welcome students on-campus (once the restrictions are lifted) with all safety precautions like personal hygiene, social distancing, sanitisation etc.
It is quite understandable that even if things become favourable in future, the decision of studying abroad for many students may still be indecisive. So, it is advisable to seek the guidance of a career counsellor. You could pick up a counselling session with one of the international education experts.
Studying abroad is like a golden opportunity where you can find stupendous universities and quality facilities. It carries the potential to transform the lives of students for the better. So, if global education interests you, pursue your dream by channelising your energy in the correct direction.