There are certain things you need to take care of before, during and after the semester abroad experience. This checklist will help you with the Semester abroad preparations.
The aim of study abroad semester is to give you an unforgettable life experience. The most important thing is to be enthusiastic and active so that you will have a chance to see and experience as much as possible. A few months is not a very long time to take in and learn so many new things, so every day is valuable.
It might seem difficult to make friends outside the circle of exchange students, but you will not gain a genuine insight into the country you are studying in unless you go beyond your comfort zone.
Studies completed abroad are a significant asset for students when competing for jobs after graduating. You should make the most of your studies in preparation for the future as well as strengthen your language skills during your studies.
In addition to e-mails, the most affordable ways of keeping in touch with friends and family back home are through buying a local SIM card and using Skype. Calling from computer to computer with Skype is free and it is also possible to call mobile phones and landlines at affordable prices. All you need is a headset with a microphone.
Your destination offers many free-time activities for culture, sports and entertainment.
Take course catalogues and brochures with you to your home institution. Not only will they help your institution make decisions about transferring credits, but also other students might be interested in learning about the university and possibly going there on exchange as well.
You will most likely travel back to our destinations someday. Nothing is nicer and more heart-warming than returning to visit familiar surroundings and faces. The friendships you form during your exchange are likely to last a lifetime.