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Study in the morning or in the afternoon on the exchange?

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Natasha Machado
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When it comes to studying abroad, one of the most common questions among exchange students is about the best time to attend classes: morning or afternoon? This issue becomes even more relevant when the chosen program allows you to reconcile study and work, as is the case in countries such as Ireland, Malta and Australia.

As an exchange specialist, I have received this question countless times throughout my career. That's why I decided to share my experience and knowledge to help you make the best decision, considering your goals, needs, and lifestyle. Let's discover together the most important factors to consider when choosing the ideal shift for your exchange!

I want to start by reassuring you: no matter what shift you choose, there are job opportunities available. So take a deep breath and let's look at some important points to help you make the best decision.

Factors to consider when choosing a shift

  • Your most productive schedule: Reflect on what time of day you feel most willing and focused to study. Prioritizing your most productive schedule is essential to your progress at Learn a language abroad, and this, consequently, will open more doors in the labor market.
  • Financial planning: Generally, afternoon courses are slightly cheaper than morning courses. Assessing your budget can be a deciding factor when choosing a shift.
  • Cultural Diversity: In some schools, morning classes tend to have a greater mix of nationalities. However, not all institutions guarantee this cultural mix. Research the politics of University abroad that you're considering.
  • Adaptation to the new country: Remember that you will be in a new environment, with a different routine. Consider which shift will be most comfortable for you to adapt to this new reality.

The most important thing is to understand that there is no magic schedule that works for everyone. Each person has unique needs and goals. What really matters is choosing the shift that best suits your reality and allows you to make the most of this transformative experience.

Something that many students don't know is that if you don't adapt to the time you initially chose or receive a job offer that is incompatible with your shift, you can request a change. Rules and availability vary depending on each school, but it's generally a simple process. Some institutions even offer a free exchange from morning to afternoon shift, while the reverse may require a transfer fee.

Tips for making the best decision

1. Listen to your body and identify your most productive schedules.

2. Assess your budget and consider the price difference between shifts.

3. Research the cultural diversity policy of the school you're considering.

4. Remember that your student visa is conditioned on your academic performance.

5. Don't be afraid to ask for a shift change if necessary.

Be Easy

Choosing the best time to study during your exchange may seem challenging, but remember that you're not alone on this journey. The team of Be Easy Exchange, made up of exchange students and former exchange students, is here to help you make the best decision and answer all your questions.

Don't waste any more time and start planning your exchange today! Contact our expert advisors and take the first step toward a transformative experience. We look forward to being part of your success story abroad!

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Natasha D`Angelo
Founder e CEO, Be Easy
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