How to study remotely while traveling as a nomad
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If you love the nomadic life, but also want to continue your education, do not worry because you do not need to choose between being a traveler and being a student. It is perfectly possible to combine the two.
You just need to think outside the box a bit, plan well, and tap into the power of digital tools.
Get yourself accepted by a university that offers remote learning opportunities
The first step is to find a university that will enable you to complete a degree course without having to spend weeks sitting in lecture theatres.
There are several that do. However, the number of available spaces is limited. So, you will have to work hard to beat the other candidates.
Provide your desired university with everything they ask for during the application process and make sure that it is in the right format. If you can, use a personal statement editing service.
They have the necessary experience to help you to create an impressive personal statement. Your application will be free of grammatical errors, and it will also show you in the best possible light.
Get your finances in order
Before you start your course make sure that you have the necessary finances in place to complete the entire course. In all likelihood, your nomadic lifestyle will preclude you from securing a full-blown student loan.
The main stumbling block is likely to be that you do not have a fixed address.
However, sometimes there are ways around this issue. For example, they may accept you if someone else is willing to stand as a surety for your loan.
Failing that, you will need to either save up the money to cover the fees or plan to work while traveling and studying. As you can see here, there are plenty of ways for a traveler to earn money.
Set up and stick to a study schedule
When you study independently, you have to be disciplined. If you are not you will soon fall behind. Before becoming a nomadic student, it is a good idea to take a few online courses.
Doing so will enable you to assess your suitability for studying while on the move.
Try to choose courses that will provide you with a good grounding in the subject that you are planning to study at university.
Experiment with different study schedules, until you find one that works for you. Once you have done so, you can sign up for your university and work out your study schedule.
You will then be able to use that to plan your travel itinerary. That way you will be able to leave yourself enough downtime to complete your studies.
Invest in the right equipment
It is important to invest in some good quality equipment. In particular a decent laptop, that has a battery that will enable you to get through long study sessions without the need to plug it in.