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AUIS Students Adapt to Changes in Learning Due to COVID-19

Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 19:30
Students all around the world have experienced challenges due to the impact of COVID-19, and AUIS students are a good example of those who managed to continue learning despite various difficulties, including the need to adjust to online learning. 
Since March 2020, AUIS students have experienced three modes of learning: first online, then blended learning, and now a flexible return to in-person classes. This generation of AUIS students has shown the world they can easily adapt to unexpected situations and challenges, and overcome those obstacles successfully.  
A number of students have had to take care of their families too during the pandemic and work in addition to studying. While the region faced financial difficulties during this time since many businesses were forced to close or limit operations, students had to find a way to provide for their families and fund their education. They showed how prepared they were to adopt new strategies and come up with new solutions for their problems. The AUIS education prepares students for such situations, and teaches skills on how to survive not just a job, but life in general.
AUIS student Nour tried to find the positive aspects of her new reality. “During the pandemic, problems appeared around the world and in every house, so to lessen the impact of these problems, I started to apply different strategies of analyzing things — to see  what was wrong around me, understand what was causing these problems and find solutions.” 
She added, “Even though I do not prefer online learning, the experience and COVID-19 helped me discover many things about myself. It made me more flexible to study, work, and take care of my family simultaneously. This was something I never thought I could do at the same time.”  
“Now I prefer blended learning more as it provides us with more flexibility to work and study at the same time. Our life has changed and the majority of us are working, so it’s good to have this choice of blended learning.”
Written by Ghazala Jango