Tips to Make Sure You Enjoy Your Study Abroad

Cost of Living , Expat Life , Experiences Abroad , Life Abroad Mar 01, 2018 No Comments
Tips to Make Sure You Enjoy Your Study Abroad

The chance to study abroad often comes once in a lifetime. The chance to immerse yourself in a new culture, and truly understand what it’s like to live somewhere new and different is often a life-altering experience. Here are a few tips to make sure you enjoy your study abroad experience just a little bit more.

  1. Before you leave home, copy all of your documents, ensuring you have backups for your passport, visa, health insurance card and other important papers.
  2. Be open to new experiences, and meet as many new people as you can.
  3. Attend your classes, and capitalize on the knowledge you gain.
  4. Immerse yourself in your new country – try new cuisine, learn phrases in the local language, and see all you can.
  5. Plan side trips as often as you can.
  6. Explore the local scene in the city where you’ll be living – cafes, grocery stores, churches, parks, museums and more all provide you with intimate knowledge of life there.
  7. Budget yourself and plan ahead so you can maximize your travels.
  8. Keep in touch with loved ones to stave off homesickness.
  9. Document your time aboard – pictures, journaling, and videos all preserve your experience.
  10. Slow down sometimes and appreciate the wonder of your experience.

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