Wow! You are going to study abroad….It is really a great news! New culture…new people…..a long travel….and much more. I know your excitement reaches to sky, every time you think about your voyage to overseas. It’s obvious! But, in fact, it’s not an easy task. From approval of transfer credits to booking a flight, all requires preparation.
“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”
– Winston Churchill
Here are some points you need to consider before flying to abroad.
1. Are you prepared to leave?
Thousands of miles away from your home, in a foreign land, you’ll have to get through loneliness and bouts of homesickness. So, be mentally prepared! Don’t get trampled by thoughts of dislocation. Initially, it seems crushing to live far away from your home, but gradually you’ll become accustomed. Truss all loose ends and say goodbyes to your near and dear ones. A new world is waiting for you!
2. Get Familiar with the Country
Be acquainted with the culture, social setup, lifestyle, language, and educational system of the country, you are planning to study in. Also, do research about the prevailing weather conditions and exchange rate of money. This will make it easy for you to adjust with the new environment.
3. Yummy Food without Mummy
Adopting the eating practice of foreign countries is an intricate task. In many countries, people prefer non-veg. So, if you are a vegetarian, you might have to face a lot of troubles overseas. Be prepared to deal with this issue! Learn some easy and basic recipes before leaving for abroad.
4. Right Education Course
A lot of courses….! Which course to pursue? It’s really very confusing. You are investing a lot of money in your education. Before enrolling in any of the course, do research and consider the following points:
- Is the course actually going to add a value to your career?
- Is the institution offering the course accredited?
- After completing the course, what are the job opportunities in India and abroad?
5. Financial Requirements and Aides
Studying abroad is an expensive affair. Besides education, you have to incur various other expenses, like travel and accommodation. You can reduce your expenditure by seeking admission in the colleges or universities offering financial aid in the form of tuition fees waivers, part-time work options, or scholarships. You can also apply for education loan. For studying abroad, several public sector banks offer education loan up to Rs.15,00,000.
All the best for your future endeavors!