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Cultural immersion without the same costs

During Winter of 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, I undertook a Virtual Global Short Program through Aarhus University in Denmark. I spent two weeks in classes, five nights a week for three hours, and completed three projects and one final exam in my third week of the program. The classes were made up of interactive group work, and engaging discussion which promoted debate on topics we had reviewed in our readings and in our textbook. To say this was a rewarding program is an understatement.

“To say this was a rewarding program is an understatement.”

Alexandra

The opportunity fostered a new way of learning, which had students from around the globe meeting in the comfort of their own homes. The engaging way in which we were taught and pushed to communicate with one another was both challenging and inspiring. While demanding at times, the reward and self-satisfaction at the end of the program was worth the long readings and lengthy classes; it is always rewarding to push yourself beyond what you thought were your limits.

The greatest advantage of this Virtual Global Short Program was that students could take the class wherever they felt they best learned. Whether that be in the comfort of their homes, at a local cafe or for some, this meant sitting on the beach. The freedom associated with such a program is hugely beneficial to students retention of teachings and engagement with content, as no two students will gain knowledge in the same way and some require different settings to apply their understanding. 

“Being immersed in so many different cultures at once was also an enlightening experience. The multicultural and multidisciplinary mix of individuals constantly provided exciting insight to discussions and allowed all members to appreciate the content in a different light.”

Alexandra

Being immersed in so many different cultures at once was also an enlightening experience. The multicultural and multidisciplinary mix of individuals constantly provided exciting insight to discussions and allowed all members to appreciate the content in a different light.

To anyone considering a Virtual Global Short Program I cannot recommend it enough. In fact I would recommend it so strongly, I am intending to undertake a second Program in Winter 2021.

Alexandra Burgess
Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws

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