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Many students fear that they will feel isolated if they choose to earn a degree online. While you may not attend frat parties or meet in the dining hall or library, online communities, chat rooms and discussion boards bring students close — without the myriad distractions inherent on a college campus.
For instance, Western Governors University (WGU), an accredited online university with a wide variety of bachelor’s and master’s online degree programs, offers a number of ways that students can connect online with each other and with mentors in their specific degree program.
Program communities enhance relationships between students and mentors, offering information on industry research and current events as well as networking opportunities. Best of all, you’re not limited to networking within the borders of a college campus in a specific geographic area. You will meet professionals in your field from miles away as well as right next door.
These communities encourage small group learning sessions and allow students to communicate through:
Every area of study and every assessment has its own community, creating connectivity with students learning the same content you are.
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