Students planning to pursue their further studies abroad have lot of anxiety and excitement before venturing out from their comfort zones to an extremely unknown world. Their reasons for opting to study abroad could be many such as personal growth, a push to their career or better growth opportunities.
Things you need to take care of before you go abroad for your studies:
Learn as much as possible about the country where you have planned to pursue your further studies. Check out the kind of language that is spoken over there. Is it English or any other local language?
If the people in that country speak in their own local language, make sure that you learn that language before going there. Although learning the entire language in such a short span shall be difficult, see to it that you learn atleast the basic sentences and the keywords.
Also, check out the customs and the tradition followed in the country where you have planned to study. Make sure to understand certain rules and regulations that govern these countries. Although after reaching the country, you will definitely come to know about its culture, rules and regulations, but it becomes easy if you know all these things well in advance.
Get to know about the transportation, hotels, restaurants and the good and bad areas of the town, where your university is located.This will make your life easier, once you go over there.Try to understand the education system of the country you are planning to study. This will make you totally prepared and you will not be caught off guard.Prepare a list of all the documents you need for studying in that specific country. You should get a study visa for studying in that country. Keep all the necessary documents such as your passport in a safe area of your luggage.
Also see to it that you carry carbon copies of all the essential documents and your extra passport size photographs just to be on safer side.
Make sure that the luggage you carry has your name and mobile no written on it in bold letters to avoid misplacement of the luggage.Take some home made delicacies that you wont be able to get it over there. For eg, an Indian student generally takes lot of spices, papads, and pickle when they go abroad. Even if you get these stuff over there, trust me it won taste the same.
Make sure that you carry absolutely minimal jewellery or any other costly items. This is because; some cities such as London are notorious for their crimes. Even after going there, always keep your personal belongings in a safe cupboard in order to avoid any theft.