Broadening one’s horizons, the way to see the World, looking pass all the diversity, studying abroad lets you do that. It may comes with additional advantage of getting a better career opportunity, but the main perk would always be the ultimate International exposure.
Studying abroad comes with more challenges than a mere language and a culture barrier. There are many things you need to keep in check before planning that new phase of your life.
Here are some things you need to keep in check before planning to study abroad and just keep up with the voice in your head that : You Got this.
Apply for your visa beforehand to avoid any on the spot hustle. You should keep your passport up to date so that it won’t need any kind of renewal during your stay abroad. Keep all the necessary documents ready and tested to present to the visa counsellor for your visa approval.
Keep up to date with all the details of study abroad programs you wish to consider and keep a record of their classes and their time so that you can plan your schedules accordingly. Make sure you have booked an early flight to your study abroad destination so as to become accustomed to the new schedules and plan your accommodations.
Do not let yourself be reliable on the fact that the currency value will remain same till the time you visit your target destination. Having a volatile economy requires the country to change its currency value sooner than expected, so you need to keep yourself updated with the values at all time to avoid any unexpected surprises.
The exciting thing about going abroad is being independent, no time limits or sometimes being alone. You might feel vulnerable there some of the time, but you should find solace in the fact that the local govt has a track of you all the time, not literally though but enough to make you feel protected.
You need to keep yourself checked with facts about the economical and local conditions of your target city. You need to know if they are suffering from any kind of political crisis or any other concerning details like that so as to ensure your utmost safety.
You will get all the details concerning the rules and regulations on a person’s health for travelling abroad from a travel clinic. Make sure to have regular check ups and concern your doctor if anything comes up and also for prescriptions in advance for the duration of your stay.
For a stress free travel, you should have all your necessary documents, passports, maps or boarding passes with you in advance and ready. By getting everything organized ahead of time, you can lay back and enjoy the ride.
All your friends and family know the fact that you are leaving for abroad and starting a new phase of life that requires you to be busy but you should keep yourself in there contact. Let them know when you are free, when you are out for an adventure trip and where etc. There is no such thing as too much security measures when you are in some foreign country.
Have a talk with your bank about debit and credit cards that work overseas. You should keep in your knowledge the banks that have multiple overseas ATMs and if not, plan for your credits money before hand. Lean on a traveler’s credit card as much as possible, and only take out cash when absolutely necessary.
You should make yourself totally accustomed with the rules and regulations of your target country. You should know about the cultural obligations, the way they speak, the prohibitions, and the way they dress to keep yourself at bay from any violations at your hands.