the potential of hybrid study abroad programs

by | Feb 17, 2023 | International Education News

10 Things to Know About Hybrid Study Abroad Programs

1. Hybrid study abroad programs are gaining traction among Indian study abroad aspirants, with 33% of students saying that hybrid learning is more attractive than traditional learning methods.
2. Leap, in partnership with Colorado State University, launched a hybrid program offering the Master of Computer Information Systems program to Indian students aspiring to earn a US degree.
3. The program is a combination of online and on-campus courses that create a blend of in-demand technical and business skills for students.
4. This year, Leap announced its most recent hybrid pathway program partnership with Case Western Reserve University, offering the MS in Computer Science program to Indian students in a hybrid format.
5. These specially designed hybrid programs allow students to complete the first part of a master’s degree program from a foreign university in their home country through synchronous or asynchronous online learning.
6. The remaining part of the degree is completed through on-campus learning at the foreign university, allowing students to still enjoy the benefits of an on-campus experience, whilst making significant savings on overall expenses.
7. Universities may also waive off the GRE/GMAT and language proficiency test requirements which are usually a part of the eligibility criteria for admissions to a program on campus.
8. On completion of the hybrid program, students continue to get all the benefits of being an international student, including, but not limited to a campus experience at the university, exposure to the destination country and invaluable work experience through a post study work visa.
9. The growth of the study abroad market will see a large dependence on students widely adopting hybrid pathway programs to earn foreign degrees.
10. This presents an incredible area of opportunity for universities seeking to grow and expand their course offerings in foreign markets.

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