Online programs can save you money
Even though you may be dreaming of studying abroad this Fall, staying back and staying safe in the comfort of your home can save you money. No visa fees or travel fees – both of which could equal thousands of dollars in savings.
Another way you’ll save money by studying online is that you won’t have to pay room and board fees. Study at your parents’ home. Keep your current apartment and avoid the hassle of sub-leasing it…or deal with having to keep it and pay rent for an empty place while you’re abroad.
They provide innovative course delivery
Online learning has come a long way. We’re no longer in the days of lecturers emailing work assignments for you to print out, complete, and email back in – learning online today means taking advantage of live discussion boards, videos, interactive polls, tests, and online study groups with people joining from all over the world.
The shift to online learning has led to various innovations including an award-winning platform from IE – the WOW Room – which was the 2018 winner of Best Innovation in Business Education at Reimagine Education Awards.
The WOW Room is a physical space located on IE’s Madrid campus that is composed of 48 screens that comprise a digital tapestry. The WOW Room transforms the learning experience through elements that include artificial intelligence, real-time simulations, emotion recognition systems and more.
They are flexible
Online programs can provide you with a lot of flexibility.
They give you the ability to start your studies from home as early as this Fall and then to continue them online or on campus from Spring 2021 or beyond.
You can study from virtually anywhere as long as you have a reliable internet connection and often at a time that suits you too. Most video lectures and course materials will be recorded and shared with you so you can access them whenever is most convenient, while live webinars and office hours will provide you with the opportunity to interact with your lecturers and peers in real-time.
Studying online also gives you greater control over your free time. Travel the United States in a van while studying an online program or take a hiatus from work to focus solely on your studies – the possibilities are truly endless.
All this flexibility leads us to our next point…