“For me, there are more specialized courses and more real-time live courses in this semester. It is very upsetting for me to attend classes after jet lag,” Wu said, referencing this year’s spring semester.
Attending classes is not the only problem. Besides staying up late, students had to be extra cautious with their school schedules. Jimin Kim, a third-year in psychology who took online classes during the 2020-21 academic year in Korea, said it was difficult keeping track of assignment deadlines in American time.
Kim said online classes also took away opportunities to interact with others in class.
“It was inconvenient to set appointment with professors separately and it was a bummer to lose the opportunity to get to know classmates and professors in person,” Kim said.
Sunghoon Jin, a third-year in air transportation who stopped his education at the beginning of the pandemic, said virtual learning is not worth the money he would have to pay.
“Proper interaction and learning seem to be limited, ” Jin said.