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Pre-departure support

Anxious about settling in a new country? Don’t be, we’re here to help

You are finally off to a great new adventure, congratulations! We know it seems a little daunting but trust us, the best is yet to come. And we are here to support you all the way.

To help you prepare for life in your new country, we host a number of pre-departure sessions throughout the year. Come to one, and we’ll make all your apprehensions ward away.

From visiting to belonging

Our pre-departure sessions will help you navigate personal and cultural growth opportunities while you’re abroad.

Here’s advice we’ll give you at pre-departure sessions

What to pack?

Being organised when you are packing will save you a lot of time and hassle in your new country. That’s why we help you with a ready checklist to refer before leaving India.

Arrival in a new country

So you just landed in the new host city, now what? In our sessions, we’ll guide you about the immigration checks, customs control and how to reach your campus from the airport conveniently.

Banking and foreign exchange

One of the first things on your to-do list when you arrive in your new study country will be setting up a bank account. Having a local bank account will ensure that you have easy access to your money to pay for your accommodation, tuition fees and living expenses. It also allows your employer to deposit your remuneration into your account if you choose to work during or post studies. We’ll help you with the steps you need to take in order to get started with your finances in a new city.

Insights into the local culture

It helps to have some knowledge of the local culture and customs before arriving in your study country. This eases your transition into the community and helps you interact with your new classmates more effectively. Half of the fun of going abroad is learning about the things people from other cultures do differently. We’ll tell you all about the culture, activities, life as a local, and even some colloquial terms that’ll come handy in your new city.

Student life in your new country

When you study abroad, you’ll need to adjust to a new learning environment along with getting used to new cultural norms as a student. Our sessions will brief you about different learning styles, classroom environments and expectations.

Culture shock

Culture shock is common when you move to a completely different culture than yours. Since it plays an important role in adjusting to your study country, we’ll discuss the various stages (honeymoon, frustration, adjustment and acceptance) in our sessions. We would also guide you with some simple techniques on how to recognise if you are undergoing culture shock, the stage you are in and how to deal with it.

Support and well-being 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.

Working while you study and advice on internships

Part-time jobs can help complement your study and living experience. We’ll discuss how to stay within the rules of your student visa and help you with some tips on finding a good student job.

Dealing with homesickness

We know it’s hard to stay away from family and friends, but we’ll help you with some tips on how to deal with the feeling of homesickness when you arrive in your study country.

Brush up on legalities

We’ll brief you on the dos and don’ts of your study country and what rights you have as an international student.

…plus, some practical guidance and a lot of support.

A network of advice

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions from IDP alumni and network with current and future students just like you.

Visa assistance

If you’re an IDP student with an offer letter from any of our 700 partner institutions in Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the UK or the US, we can advise you on how to go about the entire process.

Course advice

Can’t decide what course to pursue? Course selection entails evaluation of personal aspirations, career goals, employability, timelines, budget and many more. Come to us, we will help you evaluate your strengths and find the right course for you.


Can we join for pg after 2 year after the completion of btech course if we have backlogs ?
by Mahir
Hi, Yes there are opportunities for you to enroll for Masters in UK if you have completed your backlogs. Support with a good Statement of Purpose.
can i know some facts about post study stay options?
by minu
To get post study work visa student will need to do a minimum of 2 years course at a bachelor or masters level , post which they will be eligible between 2 to 4 years of stay back depending on region selected
How much should I expect to spend per week/per month?
by Vikram
As per DHA the living cost amounts to AUD 21041 Per annum

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