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If you are like us, you are probably working from home and trying to adjust to the rapid changes happening to all of us. While suddenly being stuck at home might be an introvert’s dream, it can be challenging for an extrovert. Either way, there’s a big chance you might not be sure of what to do with all the free time. Here are some 7 ways you can continue to grow your abilities and knowledge from your living room:

1. Free Ivy League courses

You probably heard of Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, Columbia Universities, and the University of Pennsylvania. These are the eight Ivy League universities, the top universities worldwide and they are currently offering 450 of their courses for free. The courses are in almost all majors including Health and Medicine, Computer Science, Humanities and personal development. Learn more here.

2. Virtual tours of the world’s most famous museums

This is probably the coolest thing we have come across so far, but you can now go on virtual tours to the most famous museums around the world like Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Guggenheim Museum in New York, the British Museum and more! Travel the world’s museums from your couch here

3. Free IDFA movies

IDFA, which stands for International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, offer their award winning documentaries for free on their website. More than 300 documentaries from around the world, some of which are even interactive! Find out more here

4. Free educational content for all ages

Open Culture is a website that provides a variety of educational content for all ages. This includes more than 1000 free audiobooks, 1500 online courses including 48 languages some of which also offer verified certificates for a small fee. Check it out here.

5. The Wiener Staatsoper live opera and ballet performances

If you are a classic Opera or ballet fan, The Wiener Staatsoper is offering their performances online and free to the world right now. You can now experience Vienna State Opera live from your home! Visit their website here.

6. Online Arabic Literature Library

If you are a fan of arabic literature, we found the jackpot for you! You can find more than 60,000 Arabic books that you can read online here.

7. Learn a new language using Duolingo

Now is as good of a time as ever to start learning another language or brushing up on one you haven't used in a while. Duolingo is a good tool for that. It provides fun, quick lessons in over 94 different language courses in 23 languages.


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