International students determined to study in Canada despite coronavirus

posted on May 8, 2020

By CIC News |

Survey shows most international students are determined to study abroad despite travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, though face-to-face study is preferable to online courses

Most aspiring international students in a recent survey say the coronavirus pandemic is not stopping them from pursuing their post-secondary education abroad.

That being said, many would still prefer the face-to-face study experience over online learning, according to the survey conducted by international education specialists at IDP Connect, the B2B division of IDP Education.

Some 69 per cent of the 6,900 international student applicants surveyed intend to commence their studies as planned. Only five per cent said they would no longer continue studying. Most of the participants were from India, China, and Bangladesh, among other Asian countries. The destination countries of these students were Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, and New Zealand.

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