Planning to study abroad? That doesn’t mean you can’t kill it with an incredible backpacking trip. You need to play it smart, though; finding ways to cut corners and watching your wallet very carefully to maximize this adventure. The best part about backpacking is that you make the rules, but you need to hit a few checkpoints first. There are always a few important items that could slip your mind when packing for abroad. While you were choosing your trendiest outfits to fit in with the locals, you probably forgot to pack a universal adaptor to use when you travel on the weekends; forgetting that not every country in Europe takes the same type of plug. Here’s a list of smart things to get for study abroad that you’ll be happy you picked up before you hopped on your flight.
Here are few tips which will make your studying abroad easy:-
- Paper Work in Place
Get your passport as early as possible, and apply for your visa(s) on time if you’re wondering “Visa? What visa?” please open a new tab and look up your chosen country and whether do you have a passport, double and triple check the expiration date. Make sure it will last you well beyond your semester abroad.
- Health Check-Up
Your doctor might recommend you visit a travel clinic, where you’ll find out exactly what you’ll need to stay healthy. Contact your health insurance company to let them know where and when you’ll be traveling and request your prescriptions in advance.
- Bank Visits
Meet with your bank to find out how your credit and debit cards work overseas. Some banks will have their own, hassle-free ATMs in your area, and some might have regional partners that don’t charge a fee for withdrawing cash. If you belong to a smaller bank that doesn’t have an international presence, plan for that. Lean on a traveler’s credit card as much as possible, and only take out cash when absolutely necessary.
- Appropriate Clothing
Do some research about the country you’re headed to. Check the weather, the dress code (if any) at your in-country school, and definitely find out what kind of clothing is culturally appropriate. It’s always a good idea to keep a multipurpose scarf on hand to cover your shoulders in case you want to wander into a cathedral in Italy, or a Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka.
- Currency Exchange
When deciding where to study abroad, many students consider daily expenses, but some of the cheapest countries to visit are also the least stable. Don’t assume that the US dollar will have the same value when you’re studying abroad as it did when you checked the exchange rate five months ago, especially if your country has a particularly volatile economy. Even small changes can make a big impact when you’re budgeting for months instead of days, and you could suddenly find yourself spending Western Europe money in what you thought was a friendly destination.
“Edwise provided an easy and smooth procedure for my college admission and visa filing. The counselor was quite updated with the technical as well as administrative details also they provided an opportunity to talk personally with the college representative. I will definitely recommend Edwise to my friends.”
Name – Aavish Krishali
Country – Canada
University – Durham College
“Edwise has helped me from selecting my course and the country as well. The programme suggested to me is adding in my future. Always helpful and available anytime. Overall I had an amazing experience and Edwise made my study abroad dream very easy and come true.”
Name – Kachole Sujit Laxman
Country – New Zealand
University – NSIA
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Name – Abhishek Jain
Country – Singapore
University – MDIS
“Edwise has given me the opportunity to study overseas, not only were they helpful to sort my application, visa paper work but also helped me to get my accommodation sorted!! They have helped me all throughout my application process! Specially my Counselor in charge of the UK department was extremely helpful, she gave me guidance from step to step!! Therefore, I would strongly recommend Edwise to anyone who is looking for a successful overseas application with a personal guidance!”
Name – Amrita
Country – UK
University – Edinburgh Napier University
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Name – Mahesh Kandanath
Country – Dubai
University – Heriot Watt University
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Name – Mrs. S Mohanty
Country – Australia
University – Swinburne University
“My accommodation, Student pass and other work are all completed and i am all done with the tension. I reached Singapore and my classes started from September 22nd. Thanks for your wonderful support. Without Edwise it would have not been so easy and possible. Once again I thank you for arranging me all the things and made me to enter into JCU.”
Name – Venkatesh
Country – Singapore
University – JCU
We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.
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Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.