Step by Step Guide to Study Abroad
1. Research well
Do your research! investigate the courses and the universities and their location. Look up the teaching modules, research opportunities, campus life, and employment prospects before you narrow down your selection. And do research on the scholarship you are going on as many of the scholarships are fake. Do remember to include your budget and available scholarships as part of your research.
We know that the researching process is difficult but there are many official ways of doing the research.
2. Make Your Application
If you have chosen your course and university then it’s time to apply.
Once your application is received, the university will assess it thoroughly and notify you of the verdict. It can take up to a few weeks (or longer for postgraduate levels) for your application to be processed.
If your application is successfully selected, you’ll receive a letter of offer and an acceptance form. Before you accept the offer, go through it carefully with your counselor to check for any conditions that may apply.
3. Where You Will Live
Firstly you should have campus accommodation or you’ll have to figure out where to live when studying abroad. There are also many ways of online booking you can rely on. You can look for rooms on rent, homestay, or find localhost. The cost will vary from city to city. If you opt to rent an apartment, you will have to additionally pay for utility bills like electricity, internet, water usage, and also tenant’s insurance (in some areas of housing).
4. First Day At University
This is the thing to ask your roommates or residence staff. They can tell you which bus or train to take, where to get off, and the way to the building itself. In case you can also download the map of the city on your mobile so that you can use it in an emergency. For the first day of university, We suggest you give all your time to it and you can also go by taxi or if you have free time you can get there by walking exercises.
5. How do I get an internet connection?
All universities have a wifi connection, the data of which will be provided to you from day one. You will also be provided by wifi or data connection by your localhost if you are not in your university where you will live they will also provide you wifi connection.
6. How can I make new friends?
Here’s an advantage of studying abroad that all the students are in the position as you are. They have all arrived in a new country where they don’t know anyone. So your classmates are as anxious about making new friends as you are. But finding new friends is easier than you think, just start talking to people, join them in activities, and be your best, funny and open-minded. If you still have some worries, your classmates are great candidates for starting a friendship, you can spend quite a few hours together, after all, and homework is a great opportunity to get to know each other better.
7. How to manage the time difference?
As you are new there and having jet lag so you will have to try your best to get into a new rhythm as soon as possible. If you have arrived in the afternoon then try not to go to bed directly rather explore your new destination. Drink plenty of water and eat light. And don’t stress too much about jet lag. It is said that it takes about a day per hour of difference to adjust to your new time zone.