Though online learning—and the U.S. style of education in general—is new for Slavic student Klaric, she says any sacrifices made so far have been worth it.
"The [U.S. higher education] system is designed to inspire and even demand critical thinking as well as [a] creative approach to learning," she notes. "I am deeply grateful every single day of my life for this opportunity—for technology that allows me to study online and for the higher education system that was developed in the U.S. and is just amazing."
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