The verdicts are out and some of you might be already started to pack up to go overseas for your studies. I'm sure these would be useful for all of you that is going overseas for your studies soon.
What to do ?
- Be mentally & physically prepared
All of us will undergoes a process called 'Culture Shock'. Depends on your own progress, some may need a few months getting used to it. Culture shock, describes the anxiety and feelings (of surprise, disorientation, confusion, etc.) felt when people have to operate within an entirely different culture or social environment, such as a different country. (from Wikipedia) The further you are going the bigger of culture shock you are having. Relax... It's not a disease ;) and you will be fine after a period of time.
Other than that, you will need to know the physical condition in that country. If it's cold, bring more clothes, etc. I believe you are too big for me to remind you about these... lol.
- Know more about the Country's Culture / Know more friends
"What for study about their culture? I'm going there to study my course, not to study them!" Don't ever think like these. No matter how avoidable you are, it's likely you'll be contact with the locals one day in your life, afterall it's their land ! Learn more about others' culture might help you to mingle well with them and always remember - it's always important to have friends when you are futher from home, since it's the only lifeline you've got!
What to bring ?
- Passport, Visa, Student Pass, University Acceptance Letter, all Admin stuff etc..
Please please do remember those important documents that you will need for your registration and also immigration process. You won't want to be sent back for not having certain documents ok?
- Memorabias, Family Photos, Journal
Trust me! You'll need them some time!
- Bring Must-Bring stuff but not Need-to-Bring stuff
Normally there are quotas for your baggage and of course you won't want to waste the kgs on things that you don't really need or you can buy it there. Do revise on the price of products before depart to that country, if it's not much differ than I suggest you to buy it when you are there, one is to save your baggage kgs for other stuff while secondly it's lighter and easier for you to carry !!
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