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Preparing to go


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.

Visa assistance

It is important to make sure you have the correct visa well before you start your international education. If you apply for the wrong visa, this could cut your studies short or limit your work opportunities.

Accommodation

As you plan your international education, it’s important to consider what type of housing you’ll be most comfortable living in.

Managing money

There are several ways that you can save money as an international student. Find out many tips to help you if you’re struggling with money.

What to pack

Being organised when you are packing will save you a lot of time and hassle in your new country.
Advice from IDP students
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.
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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