and other documents
visa and travel ticket are something which must
be checked. They must be in a safe place and
handy at the same time.
Students must know the basic visa regulations
of the country they are going to study in. In
one country, you may travel with an e-visa however
in another you are not only required to have
a stamped visa but also require carrying the
original passport all the time.
So as a rule of thumb, know the local visa guidelines
to avoid any hassles with the authorities. Besides,
you should also check with the universities
or institute if you require bringing some documents
for the enrollment process. Healthcare policies
are mandatory in some countries and ensure if
you have a relevant one.
students are advised to have access to sufficient
funds for their initial 2-3 months expenses.
In this online world, you actually do not have
to carry suitcase full of currency. You can
carry a few hundred dollars in cash and rest
in the form of traveler’s cheques. International
students can open an account in most of the
international banks even from the home countries.
Direct transfer of money to your account is
another smart way of giving away the worries
of cash carrying and being robbed.
sweet home is soon going to be a thing of the
past. You will not have a pre-installed convenience
system as back in home provided by the parents.
Accommodation is really important when you land
in a new country. Check if your relatives, friends
or acquaintances can make some temporary or
permanent arrangements. Otherwise, most of the
institutions have the facility of on campus
accommodation or can assist in getting an accommodation.
You usually require informing the institutions
in advance since places are usually limited.
you should carry :
We can categorize the
Clothing Nothing could be more suicidal
if you are carrying shorts for a temperature
like - 10C. Likewise, overcoats will be a burden
if the temperature is 30°-40° C. Know
the climate of the destination country and take
the clothes accordingly. You can also buy clothes
in the new country if there are economical options
available. As a rule of thumb, always carry
a mix of casual and formal wear.
- Usually, in most of the countries
you can have home country’s food and spices.
You should check if the food you are accustomed
to is available there or not and carry if not
In London, an umbrella is your best friend.
However to survive the notorious ozone layer
depletion of Australia, you must have sunglasses
and sunscreen to protect your self from harmful
ultraviolet rays. Before taking electronic equipments
like mobile, laptop etc, ensure if they meet
electricity voltage and design specification
set by local regulatory authorities. In some
countries, you may have to carry an adapter
for your electronic equipments.
- There are a few simple things which
can actually make your overseas education experience
an asset of life-time. How true “When
in Rome do as Roman do! The greatest advantage
of studying abroad is exchange of culture and
exploration of new set of ideologies. Make local
friends and networks which will be great supporting
system out there. It is also very important
to know the local social and cultural customs
and behave accordingly to be accepted by the
locals. These simple gestures towards the local
community can really help you in immersing into
the new culture and society.