Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

Changing direction to study abroad during Covid-19

Changing direction to study abroad during Covid-19 8
Changing direction to study abroad during Covid-19 8

Ms. Hoai Chan shared that her son is studying at a small international school, part of a pilot project of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training and the Australian Ministry of Education.

In early 2020, when Covid-19 had not yet spread widely, she still planned to send her children to study in Australia or Canada because these two countries both allowed admission in January. However, the number of infections in the world increased more than

Because he graduates in November, her son cannot go to traditional college (admission is in September) this year.

In addition, she also learned about the 2+2 or 2+1 training model, which means the first two years of study in Vietnam, the rest studying abroad under joint projects between Vietnamese and world universities.

However, the mother encountered difficulties when her son tended to study Math, Chemistry, Biology and life sciences, while the schools she considered had strengths in technical and economic training.

Confessing that because her son is `not quite like everyone else`, Ms. Chan often turns to non-traditional choices.

The mother thinks that if looking at the positive side, Covid-19 gives her and her son more time to find out what field he is really suitable for and interested in.

Covid-19 also made Ms. Chan understand that life changes very quickly, all plans must be flexible.

Students at Simon Fraser University, Canada, attend the graduation ceremony.

Sharing the same opinion, Mr. Tran Manh Trung, living in Lam Dong, also postponed his twin daughters’ plans to study abroad.

`We agreed that if we tried to study abroad this year, we would still have to stay in Vietnam to study online. This is not worth the money, especially when I have to take care of expenses for two children at the same time. So, even though I am reluctant

Studying at a specialized high school in the province, Mr. Trung’s two daughters will graduate in the next few days and take the high school graduation exam in early August. Three months earlier, he had let his two daughters proactively choose college.

`Even though I paid a deposit for both children at an international school and lost half of the money when one child didn’t go to school, I’m still quite happy when my child has determined his goal,` Mr. Trung shared.

At the ISB International Training Institute, part of Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics, this year the number of parents and students learning about study abroad transfer or partial study abroad programs increased compared to the same period last year.

According to Master Le Thi Linh, in charge of the Admissions Consulting department, because the enrollment period has not yet ended, the Institute has not accurately counted the number of applications, which is estimated to increase by about 50% compared to last year.

Last year, Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics recruited 5,000 students, including 500 students from the ISB International Training Institute alone.

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam has about 190,000 international students, with the largest number being 70,000 in Asia, followed by 50,000 in America, 40,000 in Europe, and 30,000 in Australia and New Zealand.

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