The opportunities to study abroad keep increasing. So many destination countries around the world increase their quota of international students. In fact, the rate of Indian students who study in foreign countries are also increasing every year.
If you are also Indian who want to study in universities abroad, it is important to be prepared as early as possible. Here are some preparations you can start before leaving your home to study abroad:
When you decide that you want to study abroad, you must have particular universities or countries in mind. As part of preparing yourself, you should find out more about the university and country you aim.
Knowing the country will help you understand about differences in cultures, rules, as well as regulations. Those information will help you adjust while studying later. This will also help you to avoid disrespecting or offending your host country due to your lack of knowledge about them.
Leaving your home to study in a foreign country especially for long period means you should know what to pack. Studying abroad can also means you are not coming back to India for a long time. Therefore, you should pack your back carefully. Make sure to make a list of necessities you will need.
There might some Indian goods or foods you are used to as well. Bring them to help you survive in your destination country especially during the initial period. At least, Indian goods or foods you bring will help you survive until you can adjust in perfectly.
Find out more about Indian students communities you are interested to join in. This can be a great way for you to be more social. Also, this will help you to gain a sense of belonging.
Joining Indian student communities will also help you build your social connection in the campus. Therefore, you know where to go when you need help. It is also a great way to help other Indian students.
Prepare your finance thoroughly. Since you are going to stay for a long period of time studying in foreign country, you need money to help you sustain your life.
They are highly advised to open a bank account in your destination country once you arrived or adjusted. It is to make sure that you won’t experience financial issue knowing that your money is safe. It is better to leave your money in the bank to make sure it is protected.