Study Abroad: Read here for the essentials that every international student should look out for
The transition from moving out of your home country to another country for higher education as exciting as it sounds is also scary.
Studying abroad is a dream for many and the excitement to be able to live your dream cannot be explained. The transition from moving out of your home country to another country for higher education as exciting as it sounds can also be scary.
At a time when there are a million thoughts running in your mind, we have listed the following essentials that you'll need as an international student.
Official Travel Documents
Your passport, visa, letter of confirmation from the university and any other such official documents need to be carried along. Making photocopies of the same is also a good idea to be well prepared for the journey.
Medical expenses are hitting the roof as time goes by and investing in health insurance is important, especially for international students as it takes time to adjust in a foreign country and insurance will have your back in crucial times.
Having a thorough look at your financials is not a bad idea after all. It is important to review your financial situation from time to time so that you do not fall short of cash causing you financial stress.
While you might want to carry all your belongings to the new place you move into, it might not be a wise idea to do so. Thus, the smartest way of packing stuff is the need of the hour. Carry only essentials that you will need for your everyday activities. A first-aid kit and a travel adapter for electronic items are some of the first things that need to be packed.
Electronic items need to be packed carefully and very basic food items can also be tagged along. Carrying a pair of apparel to keep you warm depending upon the location is a good idea. Anything that you need later will always be available around the location you move into.
Search for accommodation should probably start before you depart unless you have the time to search for it once you arrive. By connecting with peers who are already studying or going to study at the university you can get information on such student accommodation options.
As a fresher in another country, it is normal to get confused about what to do next. Student communities are present in every university to help students and make their initial days stress-free. Feel free to get in touch with the student communities and stay updated.
As a part of expanding your network and also to widen your search for opportunities to work, meet like-minded people, etc. it is important to attend the student orientation session at the campus. The orientation session will put out a roadmap for your academic year and make you feel at ease.