Checklist for study abroad
Whether you’ve been dreaming of studying abroad or already been accepted, here’s a step by step guide to making sure you’re as prepared as possible to ensure a smooth time abroad.
- What do you want to achieve
To be successful in something you must know what you want to achieve. Our first question should be, why do you want to study abroad?
- Find the right school
Once you know what you want to achieve, it is time to look for suitable schools. There are 1000’s of schools to choose from. How do you pick the right one? The answer to this depends on what is most important to you of the various factors. Price, Facilities, location, course, and admission procedure are some factors one must consider before making the choice. Experts like counselors at 3RDiConsulting can help you determine the same.
Your application determines whether you will be accepted in a school or rejected. Experts like those at 3RDiConsulting make sure that this process is done smoothly and in an aright manner. They assist with the application documents like CV, Statement of Intent to name a few.
It is important to have a passport while applying abroad. Renew your passports well in advance if they are expiring soon.
- Check your finances and apply for scholarships
When considering your finances, you should make sure you have money that is safe and accessible for the duration of your travels.
Carrying the local currency is a must, but make sure you don’t rely solely on cash or withdraw large amounts of cash at a time. When converting your money make sure to do it before getting to the airport, where exchange rates are not the best. This can often be done through your local bank, travel agents, etc.
- Accept your offers and Apply for Student Visas
Depending on the choice of the country you will have to procure a student visa to be allowed for studies. Every country has their own set of rules and documentation. Please do meet our experts to avoid rejection and check your documents.
- Student Insurance
Studying abroad can be a real adventure. Make sure to stay safe by having a good study abroad insurance. Soon we will present you with more information about student insurances.
Look for accommodation, which is close to your university. Take help of our partners to book safe housing. We work closely with partners like University Living who make the your stay hassle free.
- Packing – Don’t forget your passport, visa and enrollment documents. Adapters, chargers and some local currency are other important things to bring. For more information see our packing list for study abroad.
- Book your tickets
Time to book your flight and get on the way! Make sure you choose the right arrival airport. You will often get cheaper tickets if you are willing to accept long flight time with stops. Also check that most airlines provide extra luggage on student visas, make sure you avail of it.