You have come a long way in this admission process. It’s finally the time to follow the given below pre departure guidelines and fly off to the foreign land to accomplish your dreams. Here are a few essentials to be carried out: Detailed Study of The Necessaries: After receiving the acceptance letter from the university regarding your admission, start doing in-depth research about the city, its life, cafes, restaurants, stores, etc. available in and around the university and the location of your housing. Try to find out how the local life is out there. Make sure you are aware of the basic laws, rules and regulations (of what is acceptable and unacceptable). Carrying out such a research will help you to be little comfortable in a new place and make things easier for you. Culture Shock is something that is experienced by most of the students. One experiences emotional as well as physical discomfort due to new place, people, way of living, language, etc. Hence it is very important to understand the various cultural norms, language, eating habits and many such similar things of the country you are heading to. Arrange Funds/Finances: After receiving a confirmation letter from the university, make sure that you plan and arrange for various costs like the tuition fees, living cost, and miscellaneous costs. Arrange for the funds, keeping in mind the location of your university as it plays a major role in estimating your total living cost. Plan and maintain a budget which will enable you to smoothly manage your expenses, after you start living abroad. Visa Application: Once you have done your research and made sure of having sufficient finances for studying abroad, you must now apply for a visa by following the correct procedure as guided by your counselor. Make your visa application only after you receive admission confirmation letter from the university. Confirm Flight: Do not be surprised if you are not getting to book the flight ticket and plus the one of your choice. This time of the year is busiest as not only students but also other visitors and tourists fly abroad. In such a case ask your travel agent to book the ticket for you well in advance. Along with booking the ticket, also find the best, speedy and convenient ways to reach your university. Confirm Accommodation: It is mandatory to confirm your accommodation within the stipulated time/date failing which, you will be left with no place to stay in campus or won’t have an option to make a choice between accommodations available. If you choose to stay off-campus, make sure you find out proper details related to your housing location. Value Added Services: Securing yourself with other important aspects such as the use of currency, insurance, international communication services, etc. is extremely important. We at Edwise International provide students with these services. Few of our major services include: Services related to forex Student’s travel insurance, medical insurance, loss and accident insurance Excellent deals on booking of air tickets International telecom services Heath Check Up: Get a health check-up done before you fly abroad. The university requires you to be immune against diseases like mumps, measles, tetanus, meningitis, etc. Make sure to carry your health reports, i.e. the proof of immunization with you. Shopping: Once you have been granted a visa, your study abroad plan gets an official approval stamp. This is when you start shopping for the necessary items. Make a list of all the things you need to buy and pack. Follow the list and shop all that you will need on a foreign land. Buy clothes, foot wear, leather and other such similar things, as these are expensive abroad. Packing: After you get all the things in place, start putting them in your bag. Start packing at least a week before the date of taking off. Make a checklist to ensure you don’t leave anything behind. Crucial Documents and papers: -Copy of I-20 -Passport -Financial Documents (CA Certificates, Bank Statements) -Admission letter -Affidavit of sponsor -Tuition fees and Accommodation receipts -Medical Reports -Tickets -Address book (India and selected country) -Insurance documents -Contact details of final destination Emergency Plan: Always make sure to keep, the important contact details of people you can contact during an emergency, handy. Make sure you have exchanged contact details with your classmates, roommates, university, faculty, etc. Also make sure that you leave a list of contacts back at home (India) which will have details of where your family/parents can find and contact you. In order to keep your parents from worrying about your whereabouts, make sure you plan out the time and ways of contacting them. Once you land in foreign country, immediately inform your parents about the same. Additionally, keep the number of your bank with you to resolve problems like stolen or misplaced cards. Make sure you know the emergency numbers of the country (e.g. 911). On the coming 1st of December, 2018, Edwise International is organizing a Pre Departure Event to guide its students on various aspects related to pre departure and the tasks students need to fulfill before departing to their respective study abroad countries. To get a deep insight on the same, kindly attend the event by getting in touch with Edwise counselors. TESTIMONIALS: Name : Sherin Thomas My experience with Edwise was fantastic & fabulous. Edwise was with me in each and every step of my process. Thank you Edwise. Country : Canada University : Sheridan College Name : Vaibhavi Ravindra Chaudhary Edwise has helped me in every way to complete my dream of studying overseas. My counselor helped me in getting the best university. Country : UK University : Greenwhich University Name : Parth Shah All the counselors are quite helpful and polite. They provide impeccable guidance and information. I am grateful to the Edwise team. Country : USA University : Golden gate univesity We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. Edwise International was established in 1991 and has been maintaining strong networks with over 725 universities in 16 countries, thus giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide. Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad, from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding the best suited program for you.