Before you leave for studying abroad, it is important to focus on some key points which are intricately related with your overall experience while studying abroad as well as your future. Getting a chance to study in a foreign university of your choice can actually feel like a dream come true, but in this excitement you should not miss out on the things that you should do before leaving. Here is a list of 5 most important things that you need to do before you leave for studying abroad,
Plan: Planning certainly makes the most important thing that you need to do before you leave for studying abroad. In a foreign country, most expectedly you will not have assistance from your family and friends and hence you need to actually plan your moves from right after you have reached the country. You should have already planned about your stay there and booked a proper facility according to your needs. How you should reach the stay from airport and how you will reach your college from the place of stay should also be planned beforehand along with many other things like what you will eat and how you will cook.
Double check your finances: Before you catch your flight, it is really important that you have checked and verified every aspect of your finances. Finance makes one of the most vital aspects of studying abroad and if the finances are not well planned you are just inviting trouble. So, double check all your finance related documents. Do your research about the living expenses in the country where you are going and ensure that you will have a smooth flow of money for your education and living during the course of your study.
Make a folder of all your documents: It is only your documents that can vouch for your credentials in a foreign land. Starting from your passport and visa to your educational certificates as well as the joining letter of the university all should be well-arranged in a folder and carried with you in the cabin luggage so that you can easily refer to them as and when needed.
Be aware about the university rules: Before you leave for the foreign land to study abroad you should be well aware about all the rules and regulations of the university or college where you are going to pursue your course. You should collect detailed information about the particular department in which you will study and contact information of senior students or professors of the department before you start your journey.
Learn the common words in the local language: If you are going to study in a foreign country with a local language that you do not know, it is best to check out and learn some of the common words in the local language of the place before you take your flight. You should learn words like Hello. Please, Thank You and phrases like “Do you speak English?”, “I do not speak your language” in the local language; so that you can continue at least the minimum essential conversation after reaching the foreign land.