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Before You Go

Being prepared for your trip well in advance is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and will have a great impact on the quality of your trip. From bringing the right stuff to making sure that you understand the legal issues involved with entering another country, the more you know, the better off you’ll be.

Here are some interesting articles that bring to light some of the important things to keep in mind before you go!!!

Putting A Trip Together - How and Where to get started...
Check out this short checklist of vital things to consider and get done before you go abroad to study or work.

Packing & Travel Tips
Look here for information about what to bring and how to get it all there - what is really useful and what can you live without. Don’t forget that you may come home with more than you brought with you, so consider bringing an extra (and EMPTY) suitcase with you.

People and Culture
Look here for some advice about the differences you should expect to see between your own culture and that of your host country. Even simple everyday things like using the telephone may become your worst nightmare, so look into it before you go to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
What is CULTURE SHOCK and how it could possibly affect you!!!

Legal Considerations
It is very important to have a clear understanding of the current travel documents required by your country of destination as these laws are subject to change. Read about that country’s government and laws to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Look here to find some tips and resources and a list of things to consider!!

Your Health and Safety Abroad
The importance of staying healthy and of taking care of yourself while you are away from home should not be underestimated. Here are some helpful tips on medical and health care abroad. What should you do before you go? What should you take into consideration when traveling to a certain destination.

Your Money Matters $$$
Having control of your personal finances and planning out a reasonable budget for your trip will be one of the key factors that will determine the success of your trip. Here are some things to consider before you go!!

University Planning
Studying abroad and hoping to get credit at your home university? This section is not to be missed! Make sure that you are well informed about your university’s standards for credit from foreign universities so that your courses abroad count towards your degree.