Oct 7 2013
Studying abroad for the first time is not an easy thing for you to do especially because you have to be too far away from home. Even though you know that it will be for your own good since you can get nice educational background but there will be so many obstacles you face while you are having your education. A lot of people out there finally fail just because they do not really know about how to survive in studying abroad. The fact is that there are some simple things that may be found to be helpful for people, including you, who are about to study abroad real soon. The things meant here are actually related to things to prepare before studying abroad.
In general, it can be said that the basic things to prepare before studying abroad are all requirements that you have to fulfill first in order to be accepted in the international study that you take abroad. Of course, in order to survive in the country that you may never know about before, those are not the only things that you have to prepare. As a suggestion, you can start with thing that can make you feel like you are close to home that is definitely beneficial in curing home sickness. The thing should not be big in size because it may be a bit problem to your luggage that is certainly limited. Instead, you can bring something small that has a certain memory about home inside. Believe it or not, this kind of this is really helpful.
Other example of things to prepare before studying abroad is good quality portable computing device, especially laptop. Other than the fact that this device may be helpful in your study there, it is also the one that can be used to communicate better with your family at home. As you may already know, video chat is a form of technology that you can really use right now. If you own a good quality computing device, you can get a better visual and also voice of your family when you video chatting. This simple tip is also beneficial for you to save money in the country that you are about to visit for an international study that you take. By bring your own computing device you do not need to use your pocket money to purchase the necessary device abroad. If the climate in the country that you are about to visit is rather different from the one in your country, you have to be sure also to bring some clothes that may be suitable for the climate better so that you can be away from uncomfortable feeling or even sickness while you are there.