Pre Departure Support
We’ll help you feel at home overseas
The appropriate preparation before you start your overseas studies is vital important to your success. We would like you to have the right tools you need to ensure your best possible study experience. We’re committed to making sure you feel supported on every step of your study journey. This is why IDP hosts pre-departure briefings throughout the year to help you prepare for life in your new country.
From visiting to belonging
These pre-departure orientation sessions guantee to help you navigate both personal and cultural growth opportunities while you’re abroad.
You’ll discover more about:
Insights into the local culture
It’s important that you have some knowledge of the local culture and customs before arriving in a new country. This will help ease your transition into the community and helps you interact more effectively with your new classmates. Half of the fun of travelling overseas is learning about the things people from other cultures do differently.
Student life in your new country
When you choose to study overseas, you will need to adjust to a new learning environment, where there may often be different learning styles, classroom environments and expectations. You will also be getting used to the new cultural norms as a student.
Culture shock is when you demonstrate a symptom of having to adjust to a culture different than your own. Culture shock is real and plays an important role in adjusting to your new study country. At IDP we’ll discuss how to recognise culture shock and outline some techniques for you that may enable you to both cope and climate
Support & wellbeing in your new country
Whether it’s academic support, English language help or visa advice, we outline some of the practical support that’s available to international students, like you..
Banking and foreign exchange
One of the first things you should do is to open a bank account upon arrival in the new country. Having a local bank account will ensure that you have easy access to your money as well as paying for your accommodation, tuition fees and living expenses. if you allow your employer to deposit / pay into your account if you choose to work.
Working while you study as well as advice on internships
Working while you study in Australia can help complement your studies and general living experience. We’ll discuss how to comply with the rules listed on your student visa and will provide you with some tips on finding a good student job.…plus, many more practical guidance and support.
A network of advice
You will have the opportunity to ask questions from IDP alumni and a network with current and future students just like you.