Are you planning to study abroad? Moving away from your current place, leaving your home country & your family and going all the way to a new country can be scary!
But don’t worry you will get a chance to explore a lot of things while they’re in that country. Studying abroad is a wonderful experience one can have. Also, it’s important not to panic and prepare yourself for this life-changing experience.
It is a lot more than a frightening experience… you get to explore a new country, new culture, new cuisine and you get to experience a lot of other things.
Hence, it would be a good idea to prepare yourself for this new thing and plan everything beforehand. Let’s have a look at the things you should do before going abroad.
#1. Homesickness: It’s really hard to leave all your family and friends’ home and travel alone to a new country. Though the initial days will be full of excitement gradually one tends to feel homesick and starts missing the loved ones. Make yourself ready for this before even traveling abroad.
#2. Health issues: A sudden climate change may result in some health-related issues initially. Though in most of the countries it is mandatory to have medical insurance before you file for the Visa you should make sure that the insurance covers everything. Also, you should go prepared with some medications and keep them handy.
#3. Language problems: whether you are going to an English speaking or not, you may face language-related problems. It is a big problem in countries like France, Germany, Spain etc but even if you are in an English country you may face the problem with their accent. It is always suggested that you should prepare yourself well in advance for this.
#4. Financial issues: It is never suggested to travel with a lot of cash with you. The other option is that you can opt for Travel cards also. In some countries like Canada and Germany have the provision of opening a blocked account before you file the visa and your living expenses are blocked in that account.
This may result in financial difficulties. You should make all the necessary arrangements for this when you plan your travel.
#5. Stress: It is absolutely natural to have anxiety and nervousness when you go abroad, after all, you are going to a whole new country leaving behind your home and family far away.
But don’t panic, you may look for some students going to your university from your city on the Facebook page of that university or during the pre-departure, you may as well meet some international students on your journey itself. Several study abroad programs help to prepare their students getting ready on this matter.
Studying abroad is a splendid experience, if you make yourself ready for it well in advance it can become more awesome. Discover it with a whole heart and travel with an open mind. When you are well prepared for it you will be able to enjoy this experience to the fullest. This experience will let you be a new version of yourself.