Knock knock, guess who’s back?

Covid has entered the chat. What about your dreams of studying abroad? We’ve got all the answers!
Remember Omicron? Its new sub-variant BF.7 has managed to shut down China, by infecting most of the population. This might just bring Covid back to its peak.
Another world lockdown? If the world’s state reverts to 2019, nations might impose limits on travel. At the very least, the recent Covid flare-up will affect the global economy and travel abroad.
Can I still study abroad? The answer to this depends on any travel restrictions imposed. Your university might continue teaching international students with online lectures and tutorials.
What happened the last time? The 2019 pandemic’s onset proved that universities can adapt rapidly. Ditching blackboards and classrooms, several study abroad programs switched to digital means.
What about student visas? If embassies and application centers close worldwide to counter the pandemic, getting your student visa might be difficult and delayed.
Will tuition stay the same? Although many universities chose to freeze their tuition fees for 2021-22, they are now creeping up again. If education returns to your screens, you can expect a refreeze.
What about scholarships? In 2019, most universities honored scholarships even though teaching had shifted online. They even aided by delaying their payment deadlines and giving payment plans.
How about student housing? Although this mainly depends on the restrictions in your home country, country of study, and university, check whether housing and support during quarantine will be available
What about TOEFL & IELTS? If test centers shut, you might have to consider other ways to prove your English abilities. In 2020, some universities accepted at-home tests and the Password English test.
Should I still study abroad? In the end, it’s up to you. With a majority of the population vaccinated and the right precautions taken, Covid’s return might not have as big an impact as it did in 2019

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