Saturday, 2 September 2017

Pre-Departure Checklist



While studying abroad can be exciting, it does require careful planning. Once you have been accepted to a University, it is very important that you maintain a checklist to prepare for your travel. This checklist will make your transition into your host country easier. The following list will help you prepare for your time abroad.
  • Research
  • When preparing for your semester abroad be sure to research the visa requirements, culture and laws of your host country. Additionally, contact numbers and email addresses of your University advisors will also be useful as they will be able to provide you with assistance during your time abroad.
  • Plan your travel
  • Planning your travel early on can help you with best airline deals as student travelers are often offered low priced air fares. Be sure to also check for baggage allowance before you finalise on an airline.
  • Living arrangements
  • Looking for housing options in advance will give you an early start, and will save you the trouble of finding a place to live in at the last minute. Give yourself plenty of time to find an accommodation that best suits your needs.
  • Clothing
  • It is recommended that you pack suitable clothing for the country you will be living and studying in. If you choose to study in a country that experiences extreme winters, be sure to pack layers. Avoid over packing, you can always shop for what you need once you get there.
  • Ensure that your documents are in order
  • When planning your overseas education, make sure your passport and visa are both valid for the entire duration of your study program. Creating a folder of all your documents will ensure that you have all the necessary paper for your study abroad program.
  • Sufficient funds
  • It is essential that you have sufficient funds before you begin your study abroad program. Estimate how much money you will need and set aside a budget, this will help you curb any excessive spending during your time abroad. Be sure to check the exchange rate of your host country, and purchase any local currency that you may need prior to your departure. It is also important that you notify your bank of your travel plans, so that you are not charged any additional fee.
  • Get medical insurance
  • Investing in medical insurance is worthwhile for if you ever get sick, that way you won't be spending on medical bills. You can always check to see if the current plan you are under covers you during your time abroad.
Student Testimonials
“Edwise has provided me with detailed information concerning my decision to study abroad. I am genuinely grateful for all the assistance.”

Name- Asnella D'costa
Country- Canada
University- George Brown University
“Edwise played a very vital role in my journey of applying to study abroad. Being a very formal and professional process guidance of experience like Edwise is much needed.”

Name- Purti Pradeep Desai
Country- Sheridan College
University- Canada
““Edwise has been really helpful right from helping me selecting the college to getting through the university of my best interest and guiding me for my pre-departure preparations. I recommend it to all students planning to study abroad.”

Name- Shruti Shukla
Country- UK
University- University of Sheffield
“The experience was a great one. My counselor helped me through not only the application process but also all the action required afterwards that I was otherwise unaware of. Edwise simplified and smoothened a seemingly daunting process.”

Name- Nikita Jha
Country- UK
University- The University of Edinburgh
“My experience with Edwise was really fantastic from the beginning i.e. to select the course/university till visa application everything went on smoothly. Really happy with the guidance and support I got from my counselor and Edwise.”

Name- Saurabh Manjrekar
Country- Australia
University- Swinburne
“Extremely helpful. I was provided with all the necessary information. The application process was taken care of by Edwise which was a huge help. Will always be indebted to Edwise for their excellent guidance and assistance.”

Name- Anitha Ganesh
Country- UK
University- University of Bristol/p>
“It was really a good experience with Edwise. I got some really great advices regarding Universities, pre-departure, visa application etc. Thank you Edwise.”

Name- Vimala Pranav
Country- New Zealand
University- Otago University
“Great Experience! i am very happy with the Entire Service of Edwise.They have a bunch of great Team Who helped me step by step to complete my entire procedure in an easy manner. Great Team! Great Job!”

Name- Hindhuja Dhanasekaran
Country- USA
University- University of Bridgeport
“My experience with Edwise has been very good. The counselor was very helpful with every detail or clearing all doubts which came across. I am highly satisfied with the service provided by Edwise as well as the corporation by the counselors.””

Name- Anay Awade
Country- Canada
University- Lambton College

Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.
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Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

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