During the pandemic and following it, Kerala has seen its students choosing lesser known countries for their higher education. Ukraine topped the charts with the highest number of students allocated there which was 322, followed by China at 244 and Canada with 174. What's more interesting is the fact that malayali students are inclining towards lesser conventional study destinations like Mexico, Iceland, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Barbados and the Caribbean, Slovenia and Slovakia. The reason assumed is the fact that after the pandemic students have broadened their perspective in terms of choosing their study abroad destinations. For instance Kyrgyzstan has the lowest fee structure for MBBS where students can complete their degree under 20 lakhs contrary to other popular destinations which cost much heftier amounts.