10 Things You Need to Know Before You Study Abroad

Thanks to StudentUniverse for this great article! If you ever plan on studying abroad, check this list, and check it twice!

  1. Obtain or update a passport and make sure all your paperwork is in order.

  2. Keep up to date with the currency exchange…you might be surprised at how much you’re really going to spend.

  3. Watch the news for any updates that may pertain to you about where you are going.

  4. Register your semester with your home government; they will be able to get in touch with your contacts in the case of an emergency.

  5. Get all necessary health check ups and vaccinations. Order ahead on your prescriptions and let your health insurance know where you’re going.

  6. All your paperwork for flights and itinerary should be on hand at the airport and during your trip over.

  7. Let multiple people know where you are going in case of an emergency and where you can be contacted.

  8. Make sure all your courses, flights, housing, and itinerary are established and secured before leaving.

  9. Check with your bank about overseas rates and check to find a local bank in your study abroad destination that you will have access to.

  10. Lastly, make sure all your credits will be accepted at your home University. The last thing you want after your trip is to find out they’re not accepted.

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