Things an Applicant must know before leaving for study abroad

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Traveling abroad isn’t as simple as buying a ticket and hopping on a plane. Safety should be a key consideration no matter where you travel, and part of staying safe in an unfamiliar place is dressing to blend in — or, at least, not dressing to stand out Moving abroad, for any amount of given time, can be quite scary, especially for first-timers

1.   Check-in with your doctor and insurance carrier. Double check and make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Also, ask you medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, and you want to add extra coverage, consider supplemental insurance.

2.  Bring copies of your passport. If your passport gets stolen or lost you want to be sure that you can still get back into the country, or be able to prove your citizenship.

 3. Leave a copy of your passport. For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport at home or with someone you trust. Consider making an electronic copy you can store in your email account as well.

 4.   Register with your embassy. If there’s a problem in the country, this will make it easier for your government to contact you and get you to safety.

Whether you’re looking to protect your valuable, get yourself off the hook in case something goes wrong at work or make sure you’ve got medical expenses covered, should you need it, insurance is a must for anyone going abroad, regardless of how long for.

1. Scan your important documents:

What happens if you lose that all important piece of paper certifying your study abroad program, your flight ticket or worse, your passport? It’s a good idea to get some copies of your travel documents, however many there are and also emailing them to yourself, just in case you happen to misplace them on your merry way.

2. Arranging for accommodations:

Students must as the host country about the information on how to find a room. Host country often arranges the accommodations for students so do contact them early.

Students need to cope up with the language barrier and cultural differences in the host country. Students need not to carry any electronic devices and if they want to carry then they must carry a universal adapter to use them in abroad. Students must carry guidebooks, medicines, travel documents and journals.

3. Write Down Emergency Numbers:

You should know where the embassy of your country is located at the host country. It is a must to have the phone number handy. Get in touch with 24/7consular services if in need. Also, learn how to contact police, health care providers and fire department of your host country. Make a list of emergency contact numbers including local contacts, parents and college, just in case you need it.

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