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Preparing to Go! Things to Consider Before Studying Abroad


So, you’ve chosen your course. Now it’s time to get ready for your life-changing international education experience. There are many things to consider when making the move to your new country – visa, insurance, financial support, accommodation and work opportunities. Although it may seem overwhelming, IDP’s counsellors are dedicated to supporting you throughout your journey.


Advice from IDP students
Visa assistance

Visa assistance

Our experienced counsellors will guide you through the visa application process and help you prepare the necessary documents for your submission.


Making sure you have your accommodation and arrival arrangements sorted will help ensure a smooth start to your studies.

Banking and money

Your counsellor can offer you advice on setting up bank accounts in your destination and give you tips on how best to transfer money.
What to pack

What to pack

Being organised when you are packing will save you a lot of time and hassle in your new country.
Developing your soft skills
As well as a great academic record, employers will often be interested in your ‘soft skills’, which are the skills involved with how you interact with other people.
Settling in
There will certainly be roadblocks in your way, but with these tips in mind, your learning experience in abroad can be one of the most rewarding journeys of your life.
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Networking and socialising
Obviously, networking is important. But does it make sense for an international student to network with people if they are not to see them again or if they are bound to go home after graduation?
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