Online learning- where to start?
If you are a curious mind that longs to learn, you should get yourself familiar with MOOCs. Te acronym stands for Massive Open Online Courses and there are many. Wish to learn about cooking from a scientific perspective, get knowledge from master chefs like Ferran Adrià and simultaneously get bragging rights about 'attending' Harvard? Try Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science (part 1).
Need to get familiar with Excel? You can master data analysis with Duke University. Just click here.
Interested in 1750-1900 enlightenment and revolution? Go here and it will show you what happened during American, French and Haitian revolution.
Scared about your future? Learning to code will open many doors and Code academy will help you become a programmer.
There are many more courses, just take some time and browse those sites. Enrolment is free, but if you wish to have a certificate, you'll need to pay. Fees differ from course to course, but you'll need to obtain a passing grade to get one. It might sound like school, but if don't want to, you needn't have to take any tests. Pay attention to edX offer of MicroMasters as well, you might get some bonus points at your university.
Also, there are many more websites where you can go. Don't forget, Google is your friend.
With so many open and free sources, there aren't any obstacles if you want to acquire new knowledges and skills. Just grab your opportunities!
Maša Viršček, EVS volunteer, Youth association Alfa Albona