Take Ivy League Classes from the Comfort of your Couch
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We’re all using our newfound free time during the current health crisis in different ways — whether its kicking our workout routines up a notch, perfecting our sourdough bread recipes or simply trying to live life as normally as possible. One silver lining of the pandemic is that it is creating new opportunities to expand our education. Here are a few ways to learn something new, without ever leaving your couch.
Colleges and universities across the country, including Ivy League institutions, are making some of their online courses available to the masses for free! Yale University and Harvard University have both opened select online courses to the public on plenty of interesting topics such as climate change, rhetoric, astronomy, and many more. Universities across the globe can post free courses online on Coursera. Among those currently available (for our friends in marketing) are social media marketing, personal branding and integrated marketing communications. You can sift through hundreds classes, such as the University of Pennsylvania’s Intro to Marketing class. Coursera also offers personal development courses — what better time than now to discover your hidden potential?!
If you’re a student (or still have access to your .edu email), Rosetta Stone is offering three months for free to study the language of your choice. If you’re planning to take yourself on an international adventure once the pandemic ends or if you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, now is the perfect time.
If you told me at the beginning of 2020 that I’d be able to take Ivy League classes online for free, I would’ve thought you were crazy. Now, I get to sit at home in my sweats and learn about subjects I never thought I’d have an interest in. I’m happy to use this time to expand my horizons — there’s only so much Netflix one can take, right?!
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