Though we are yet to approach the time in which flying cars and space travel is of the norm, we must admit that in the past few decades alone, travel, especially that of overseas, has improved quite a bit. His said, it has made studying and working overseas much better as well. If you are planning on travelling or moving overseas to study, there here are our tips and suggestions for you…
- Do your research – We know you are planning on moving overseas to study, and the last thing you’d want to do is study. Unfortunately, it’s necessary that you “study” and research the country you intend to migrate to, as well as all the other details in regards to the moving. Things like the best available immigration agent in Brisbane, cultural norms in the country that you’re moving to (that is, what’s accepted, what’s not and even how to avoid common mistakes…), and also the availability of certain medicines (especially those you use). To learn more about immigration please visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration.
- Be prepared to learn the local language – you might be able to communicate with your immigration agent and your teachers in the language you are most fluent in, but it’s possible that you might have an issue communicating with other locals; such as your postman or even your laundry service or your local grocery store cashier. Besides, learning the language is a great tip for if you want to mingle with the locals and truly explore the country.
- Learn to adapt if you have to disconnect – chances are that as soon as you move, you might not have access to a good or even a reliable internet connection. If you rely on your phone for everything from communication to finding places around your college, you might feel truly lost. Learn to read a map the old fashioned way (just in case) and live life disconnected from the internet.
- Have a little money separated for emergencies – life has a way of springing surprises at us. And however much you prepare and plan for things, there’s a possibility that things may not always go according to plan. Set a side a little money for such emergencies.
- Have a plan to communicate back home – as soon as possible, find a way to set yourself up with a fast and reliable internet connection. In all the chaos that involves moving and studying from a strange place, don’t forget to take time to keep in touch with those at home. It’s normal to feel a little lost and scared in the initial few weeks or months; at least until you make friends. Having your family’s support will definitely help you here.