5 tips to prepare for the right learning experience
Planning for studying abroad is an exciting time for a student as he/she is going to be in completely different setting that offers a new education system, communication ways and study skills. But, have you ever thought about the nitty-gritty things, which actually play a very important role when they decide on studying abroad?
For any student, first year is crucial to get adjusted with the cultural and academic differences. Here are a few preparation tips which teachers can give to their students to learn about study skills, culture, networking practices, and day-to-day life management strategies to help with faster adjustment and success.
Speak to experts regarding career counseling
Sometimes career stress leads to anxiety, so finding a right career, which is fulfilling, is considered to be important to mental well-being. When choosing the most fitting career or finding a new job, the services of a career counselor may be helpful as the person will guide for further steps. They make students well-equipped with all material and extensive information regarding their dream course.
Decide on destination first
This should be the first step and it should completely depend upon one’s interests, budget, likes and dislikes. When one has zeroed in on the destination make sure it fits one’s budget, availability of flights, visa procedure and India’s relation with that particular country and then start looking for the colleges. In order to feel connected to future college, one can join Facebook groups and other social media pages of the college. One can make new friends and stay updated about the events.
Assistance for English proficiency Test
English is one of the must-have skills for everyone around the world. From the perspective of career, business, or travel, English is the basic fundamental need.
Choose the right study program
This is one of the most important steps. Select the program which one thinks is best for oneself. This demands a lot of research. Take the help of career counselor. Once one has figured out the program one wants to get oneself enrolled at then ask around to see if one knows anyone who did the program one was thinking of, and ask how it was.
Sometimes career stress leads to anxiety, so finding a right career, which is fulfilling, is considered to be important to mental well-being.
Get the test before last date of application
One has to let the college authorities know the test score of one’s chosen program as it will be instructed in the college website. Then start arranging the documents needed for applying including applying for the visa. Keep in mind that every country has a different visa procedure. Make sure one has a current passport. Ask college to mail official admission document, which might be needed during your visa interviews.
Plan your first few weeks in advance
It’s always best to reach the destination few weeks earlier so that one gets to know the place well before hectic schedule begins. Look at the college’s event calendar (which you will get online) and add those you want to attend to your personal calendar. Try to make the place like one’s own by looking for a gym, coffee shop, or place of interest and make a time to go there.
Learn about the local culture
This will help one to get adjusted with the new ambience in a much quick and seamless manner. It will also boost confidence level. If possible get acquainted with the local language skill by watching movie or checking out some online language learning session. Read about the culture, art and history of the place to have a better understanding. Knowing about the cuisine is also essential.