Feb 09 2022

How I'm studying at Arden University from India


Aranya is an Arden University student, studying for a BA in Healthcare Management.

Having applied to Arden's Berlin Centre, he is now studying remotely from Western India. Find out more about his story below.


Hi there, Aranya what is it that you're studying with us?

Hi, I’m studying for a BA in Healthcare Management. I always wanted a job where I was working in a hospital. So, after my 10+2 when I searched the internet, everything that popped up was Healthcare Management.

What was your application process like?

So, for the application procedure, I called the Berlin study centre and spoke with a programme adviser who answered all my questions and concerns. Monaliza Alpiz was extremely helpful and answered all my inquiries. After that, I completed all the necessary paperwork and was granted admittance.

What have you enjoyed about your time with Arden so far?

My lecturer is one of the sweetest teachers I've ever met, even though I’ve never met her face-to-face. But the overall course is interesting. Some of the things are obviously more interesting than others, but overall, it is interesting.

What sort of stuff have you learned about?

We started with the induction, obviously, and then secondly, we learned about the planning and managing resources, which was completed earlier this month. We're learning about skills in care in this module.

Where are you currently based?

I am from Western India.

And what's it been like, studying remotely from over there?

To be honest, due of the pandemic, it can be tough to focus for lengthy periods of time when learning remotely.

For example, we'll have four-hour classes and it can be difficult to maintain adequate focus on the course and what our lecturers are saying at times.

What I like about Arden's teaching approach, however, is that there are a lot of quizzes and assignments in between the lessons. For example, after we have been conversing for nearly an hour, our instructor will tell us to take a break. She'll also assign us some projects where we could all work together whenever I feel like I'm going to lose my concentration.

What do you currently do alongside study? 

I enjoy cycling. There are a lot of buddies in my apartment who go out on the road with me. As a result, we'll be gone for an hour or two from our houses. I also enjoy participating in a variety of social events. And. as a volunteer facilitator, for NGOs I gained valuable expertise.

How do you fit your studies in alongside your lifestyle?

I study in the morning, but I often have to break it up because I can't concentrate for lengthy periods of time. I'm the one that breaks it. I take frequent short rests. Then, perhaps around six o'clock in the evening, I'll sit down to study once again.

What do you hope to do once you've got your degree?

Right now, I'm focusing on this goal that I'd like to achieve. I've looked about getting a master's degree, however, let's see how things go.