Impact of COVID-19 on your US Study Abroad plans

Impact of COVID-19 on your US Study Abroad plans


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Welcome to this special episode of Loanflix, which is aimed at all of those students, who have already received their acceptance into universities abroad for Fall 2020. 

Loanflix is the most comprehensive web-series on abroad education loans. The motive is to empower students and their guardians so that they can take an informed decision about the education loan

The current pandemic has put everyone’s plans on hold. The ones bearing the brunt of this situation are the students who have already availed an education loan for abroad to attend college in Fall 2020. The WeMakeScholars team can totally understand the apprehension and confusion that students might be experiencing, what with a recession looming in the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic and many universities shutting school in its wake. If you are one of these students, then this episode of Loanflix is definitely for you. The following points are explained in detail.

What are study abroad aspirants thinking?

Get to know the general thought process of study abroad aspirants at this juncture. With the fear of recession in the air, a lot of students who had planned to begin their higher studies abroad are now dropping out of the process. If you are thinking along similar lines, then do watch the beginning of this episode to learn more about how you can overcome this challenge.

An Impact of COVID-19: Recession

Are you scared that you may not be able to find a job post your course due to the fear of the recession, as predicted by financial experts? Then watch this part of the episode to try and understand the current situation. 

Should Fall 2020 intake students be worried about Recession?

Is recession the actual threat for students who are planning to go for the Fall 2020 intake? Watch this part of the episode to know more of the real threat haunting the higher education aspirants.

Impact on part-time jobs in 2020

How is the current situation going to affect the industry in times to come? Should you really be worried about the current condition of various industries? Watch out for this part of the video if you wish to learn more about the topic.

Should you go ahead with an online semester for Fall 2020?

If you are pondering on this question, then watch out for this part of the video to know how, by attending one semester of your course online, your profile gets affected. 

Benefits of an online semester

How does attending six months of your course online going to help you save on some of the living expenses? Get to know all about it in this part of the episode.

Visa norms for a program with a Fall 2020 online semester

So how are countries like the USA, UK, Canada, etc. altering their visa regulations to accommodate the requirements of study abroad applicants who have already been accepted into universities for Fall 2020.

Overall, there is no denying the fact that the current pandemic has affected the education sector. However, before making any decision, it is essential to assess the gravity of any situation and then act accordingly. Loanflix Inshorts, a mini web-series, and a small extension of the Loanflix series on YouTube will help you understand these small aspects of the abroad education loan process. So ensure that you watch it.


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Damini Mahajan

Damini Mahajan
CoFounder & CEO, WeMakeScholars 

Damini is the Cofounder & CEO of It’s a BITS start up supported and funded under the IT Ministry, Govt. of India. The organisation’s motive is to offer unbiased collateral/non-collateral based education loan support to students who are planning for studying abroad. As this initiative is under the digital India campaign, it's at free of cost. WMS works with 14+ banks (public/pvt) in India and help you get the best edu loan matching your profile.

Prior to launching WeMakeScholars, Damini had done her masters from the University of Sheffield, UK. Her education was funded under the Developing Solutions Masters Scholarship which covered her full tuition fee ($ 38,000). Damini is also a gold medalist in her Bachelors and also won the outstanding student award from the Vice president of India. 

She was the speaker at TiECon 2016 at Silicon valley, San Francisco in the social entrepreneurship segment. She was also covered in the Asian Entrepreneur magazine in the “Women on Top in Tech”, a global series of Women Founders, CEOs & Leaders in Tech. 

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