BEFORE YOU GO TO STUDY ABROAD
decided to go abroad for studies then you have to
start preparing your plans.
While choosing the course you plan to take, be sure
that you are really interested in that course. Try
taking the full advantage of the nation where you've
planned to study in. If you're planning to study in
US, then the American History or some similar like
that may be the most advantageous course that you
choose because about US history, no other country can
teach better than US itself.
Deciding where to stay depends on what type of course
that you are choosing. If you're planning to take the
course related to language or culture of that
particular nation where you are going the it will be
better for you to stay with the Host Family. This will
help you to learn the language, culture and even day
to day live of their society.
But if you are planning take technical courses then it
will be better for you to stay in shared compartments.
This will minimize your living cost.
Make sure that your passport is valid at least for six
months after your return date. If not so, apply for
renewal. If you still don't have passport then apply
for it. Also prepare other
documents that may help you to get visa as soon as
Keep in touch
E-mail service is the Cheapest and Quickest way to
stay in touch with friends and family from the country
you are studying in. So it is recommended to have one
Email Account. If you don't have one, make it free
with various service providers like HotMail -
www.hotmail.com, Yahoo - mail.yahoo.com, Gmail -
www.gmail.com etc. Be sure, these days internet can be
accessed from every corner of the earth. Even the
university or college where you are planning to study
may provide you the free internet service. Don't
forget to distribute you e-mail address among your
friends and family so that they can contact you when
Purchasing a Calling card before leaving for abroad
is also not a bad idea.
Collect more Information
Collect information as much as possible about the
country for which you are leaving. Make contact with
the friends or students who are already there to know
about the social condition, climate and other
information like Job Opportunities there. Talking
about United States, there is shortage of part time
jobs in States like - Alabama. So Be Careful, you
might have problem on bearing your Tuition Fees and
other Living costs.