Preparing for Study Abroad: 9 Things You Need to Know (2023)

Study Abroad

You're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime but there are a few things you need to do before you catch your flight. We're here to help you prepare for your study abroad journey with our simple, informative guide.

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By Andrew Dunkle

Published August 16, 2021

TLDR 👀

  • Students first need to apply for a passport prior to studying abroad.
  • Prospective study abroad students should get a clean bill of health from a doctor and also secure health insurance.
  • Cheap plane tickets can be found through websites like Skyscanner and Student Universe.
  • When packing, less is more!
  • Researching the host country's customs and culture can help students get to know their new home before arrival and may lessen culture shock.
Preparing for Study Abroad: 9 Things You Need to Know (2)

You've found a great study abroad program, been accepted, and are now getting excited to start your study abroad adventure. Congratulations! Now it's just a matter of preparing yourself for the big trip. What should you pack for study abroad? Do you need travel insurance? How should you handle money and phones while abroad?

It can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months to get a passport, so make sure you start on this one well in advance.

Not to worry, everyone here on the Go Overseas team has thought about -- and found answers for -- these questions before. Read on for our best tips on how to prepare for studying abroad.

1. Apply for a Passport and Visa

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You must have a valid passport to travel and study abroad. If you already have one, be sure to double check that it's not expired and that it won't expire within 6 months of your intended return to the US. Also, make sure that you have blank pages in your passport if you've traveled abroad before.

For passport newbies, U.S. citizens can directly apply for a new passport at selected post offices, federal or state courts of records, or at a State Department passport agency. It can take anywhere from 6 to 12 months to get a passport, so make sure you start on this one well in advance. Yes, you can expedite the process, but it'll cost extra. It's better just to be timely.

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If this is your first passport, when you go to apply for it, don't forget to bring:

  • Your birth certificate
  • 2 recent passport-sized photos (these can be taken at local Walgreens, Kinkos, or most other photo-printing places)
  • Certified identification (like a driver's license)
  • Your passport application
  • Payment

If you're renewing an old passport, you can leave behind your birth certificate in exchange for your expired passport.

In addition to a passport, you may need a visa to study abroad. Different countries have different visa requirements so look up your intended study abroad destination's regulations on the State Department's website. You can also contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you plan on going to in order to receive information about visa requirements and any special travel restrictions. Similar to passports, visa applications can take several months to process so don't delay in applying!

If your study abroad trip is during the summer, or under three-months long, you may not need a visa. Most countries will allow students to enter the country for up to 90 days on a tourist visa. However, this isn't true of all countries so definitely make sure you check and double check what kind of visa (if any) you'll need.

2. Visit a Travel Doctor

Plan on visiting your doctor and getting a physical before you leave to ensure you are in good health. Bring along a copy of your medical records in case of an emergency overseas.

Furthermore, it's important to know the host country’s immunization requirements and become immunized before your departure. Most programs will advise you on the types of vaccinations you'll need (if any) while abroad, but for the latest up-to-date disease information you may also want to contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ticket fares can vary greatly depending on when you want to fly and where you are buying your ticket from.

Also, if you have a critical medical condition that requires prescription drugs you may want to bring enough with you to last your entire time abroad (if possible). Prescriptions drugs must be carried in correctly labeled containers to prevent being mistaken for illegal drugs. It's also wise to bring a prescription or note signed by your doctor.

3. Get Travel Insurance

It's important to have a reliable health and accident insurance policy while you are studying abroad, as well as coverage for emergency evacuation and repatriation (but let's hope it never comes to that!).

Your health insurance provider might cover you abroad (not all do, though), but even if it does, there are a couple of things that travel insurance will cover that health insurance won't. For example:

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  • Coverage if your flight is delayed / canceled
  • Lost luggage
  • Stolen personal belongings
  • Evacuation in the case of a health emergency or natural disaster

You can get travel insurance through providers like WorldNomads.

If you just want to get health insurance for your time abroad, theCouncil on International Educational Exchangeoffers inexpensive insurance for students, teachers and youth under 25 in the United States. Other options include Student Travel Guard and GeoBlue.

4. Buy a Plane Ticket

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These days, finding cheap airplane tickets has turned into an art of timing and luck. Fares can vary greatly depending on when you want to fly and where you are buying your ticket from. A good place to start is Skyscanner, which will quickly show you the cheapest flights available for your preferred dates.

Additionally, student travel agencies, such as Student Universe can provide the oft-most flexible and inexpensive tickets for students traveling abroad. They also help students find discounts for their tickets -- did you know you could get a cheaper flight just for being under 26?? You do now.

Before buying a bargain fare though, find out just how flexible flight date changes are. After all, you don't want to be forced to buy a whole new ticket if you decide to stay overseas a little longer! Fortunately, most airlines will let you change your ticket for $100 + the difference in price.

We also recommend not arriving more than a few days prior to your intended program start date. While the few extra days may allow for a jump-start in adjusting to the new environment or jet-lag recovery, arriving early may create problems in immigration.

5. Research Your Destination's Local Customs, Culture, and People

Take some time to better familiarize yourself with your study abroad country. By knowing even briefly your soon-to-be home's culture, history, geography, economy, government -- everything! Your study abroad experience will be enriched and your time spent more meaningful.

Talk to others who have been there and seek opportunities to watch movies and read more about the country and its culture. Additionally, it would help to avoid those offensive foreigner-follies (such as pointing with your thumb or not slurping your noodles at dinner!)

Even knowing the most basic of phrases in the local language can make a world of difference in overcoming those first few days of adjustment.

The Department of State has quick notes on over 150 countries; these serve as a great starting point for up-to-date information for your intended travels (that is, if you can break away from Wikipedia for 5 seconds!)

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6. Refresh Your Language Skills

Even knowing the most basic of phrases in the local language can make a world of difference in overcoming those first few days of adjustment. Enroll in classes, ask fluent friends for help, or download apps, like Duolingo, and podcasts to use on your daily commute to school -- every little bit helps!

7. Money

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There are a few steps to take in regards to finances before heading off:

Set up an online account

If you don't already have an online bank account, definitely set it up. It's the easiest way to manage your money while abroad. Most international travelers use their ATM/debit or credit cards to get cash in the local currency.

Tell your bank and credit card companies you'll be abroad

You'll need to notify your current bank and credit card companie(s) about your plans to study abroad. Otherwise, you risk getting locked out of your account while abroad (they might flag it as fraud).

Pack some extra cash

For those first few days, I recommend carrying between the equivalence of $100-$200 in the currency of your host country. Those days may be busy, but finding an ATM or bank should be relatively easy. If you are unable to obtain the currency at home, the airport is a great option to withdraw cash at an ATM right as you arrive.

8. Start Packing!

Two words: pack light! Be sure to double check with your airline to learn their luggage allowances to avoid fees. Personally, I'd suggest packing no more than:

  • One checked bag.
  • One daybag (e.g. a backpack) as your carry on.
  • One personal item, like a purse.

Seriously, if you check two bags, you'll only be weighing yourself down (literally) and making that end-of-study-abroad trip unnecessarily cumbersome. Personally, I love traveling with my 46-liter Osprey bag and a tote. It's been my go-to luggage for everything from 2-month to 2-year long trips.

Some other useful packing tips include:

  • Bring travel sized toiletries to get through your first two weeks and stock up once you arrive.
  • Plan to buy a cheap towel / sheets on arrival instead of wasting space on that.
  • Stick to 3 pairs of shoes -- 4 if you must.
  • Bring power adapters for your electronics.
  • Ladies, leave the blowdryer / flat iron at home. The voltage differences in most countries (including most of Europe) will fry them. Get a cheap one in country and leave your nice stuff at home.
  • Bring a few momentos of home to help with homesickness.
  • If you wear glasses or contact lenses, be sure bring extra pairs with you.

Ask your study abroad program for a suggested packing list, and keep in mind that many of the items you may want to bring will be available overseas. Note the weather in the country you are studying in, as packing your winter coat for January south of the equator might just be silly.

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Don't forget to bring photos, recipes, and other mementos from home to help during those homesick moments. Consider bringing a journal or notebook to reflect and write about your study abroad experience. Small souvenirs from your life back home also make great gifts for new friends or host families.

9. Cell Phones and Staying in Touch with Home

How else will you regale everyone back home with wonderful stories about the amazing time you are having?! Most students rely on two options for communicating with friends and family: cell phone or laptop.

As for cell phones, just don't get an international plan. Ever. Especially since you're going to be abroad for more than a week, these plans are unsustainable and way overpriced. Instead, get a local SIM card (which you can get on arrival in the airport) and a pay-as-you-go plan (which is the norm in most non-U.S. countries). This is also great since it'll give you a local number -- perfect for handing to new friends!

While goodbyes can be tough, they're a necessary part of this journey. And just think of all the excitement you have yet to come! Expect the unexpected!

If you bought your cell phone in or after 2015, you might not have to worry about unlocking it for international use. A law was recently passed requiring phones to be sold unlocked. And, if your phone isn't unlocked, you can call your cell phone carrier and ask them to unlock it for international usage.

Typically, texting the folks back home on a local phone isn't too pricey, but phone calls will be. So, if you want to sit down and talk, your best bet is to connect over WhatsApp or Skype. Tip: set mom and dad up with an account before you go.

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Prepare Yourself Mentally

While goodbye's can be tough, they're a necessary part of this journey. And just think of all the excitement you have yet to come! Expect the unexpected! While studying abroad you will definitely encounter people with different concepts of time and personal space. Be ready to learn and observe these differences without being judgmental. It will be these very same differences that will undoubtedly enrich your understanding of your own culture.

The locals you meet while abroad will often be very curious about life in your home country. Typically, you will be asked about your country's foreign policies of which you are sometimes expected to be very knowledgeable. Get in the habit of reading newspapers and news magazines long before you leave so you'll be informed on current affairs in your home country as well as abroad. You may also want to educate your friends and family about where you'll be going and what it is you'll be doing. Having a strong support system will help you get through the challenges of living in an unfamiliar environment far from home.

Even though you can never expect to be fully prepared upon arrival, we hope these tips will help you hit the ground running!

FAQs

When should you start preparing if you want to study abroad? ›

You can start with in-depth research and taking guidance on your study-abroad plan. Considering all these factors it is advisable to start preparing beforehand for your abroad studies. An appropriate time to start working and steadily executing this plan is 1 year to 1.5 years in advance.

What steps should I take to study abroad? ›

Steps to Study Abroad
  1. Sign up for a Foundations of Study Abroad session. ...
  2. Apply for your passport. ...
  3. Meet with your Academic Advisor. ...
  4. Conduct your own research. ...
  5. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor. ...
  6. Get a student's perspective! ...
  7. Research scholarship opportunities. ...
  8. Attend info sessions on financing study abroad.

Can I study abroad if I'm poor? ›

Can I study abroad if I'm poor? Nothing can stop you if you can prove yourself. You can always apply for some of the best and international merit-based scholarships. Showcasing your merit can also get you education loans.

What should you not bring to study abroad? ›

What Not to Pack
  • Heavy Liquids in Bottles (with a Few Important Exceptions) ...
  • More Than Four Pairs of Shoes, Max. ...
  • Culturally Inappropriate Clothing. ...
  • Books. ...
  • Tons of Electronics. ...
  • Expensive Items. ...
  • Bedding (Duvet, Duvet Cover, Pillows) ...
  • A Giant Suitcase.

How can I be strong abroad? ›

How to Stay Strong Living Abroad
  1. Plan Ahead. ...
  2. Find and Connect with a Community. ...
  3. Level Up Your Self-Care. ...
  4. Understand the Adjustment will Take Time. ...
  5. Keep in touch with Family and Friends. ...
  6. 6 Replies to “How to Stay Strong Living Abroad”
16 Feb 2022

How does it feel to study abroad alone? ›

Being abroad is all about self-discovery; when you go alone, you can find out who you are without your friends. You will also learn to appreciate your own company. You will be forced to be independent and responsible for yourself, which is something you'll do more often when you're on your own.

What should I prepare for travel abroad? ›

7 Things You Must Do Before Your Next International Trip
  1. Make sure your passport and visa are up-to-date. ...
  2. Check for health advisories and travel warnings and advisories. ...
  3. Register your trip with the State Department. ...
  4. Stock your wallet with acceptable methods of payment. ...
  5. Buy travel insurance. ...
  6. Pack appropriately.

What is the best country to study abroad in? ›

Top 10 Study Abroad Destinations for 2022
  1. Italy. With its amazing food, sexy language, beautiful art, and dynamic history, Italy is the most sought-after destination for aspiring study abroad students. ...
  2. Spain. Spain boasts historic festivals, siestas, and flamenco dancers. ...
  3. England. ...
  4. France. ...
  5. Germany. ...
  6. Australia. ...
  7. Japan. ...
  8. China.
8 Sept 2022

What are the disadvantages of going abroad? ›

Studying abroad can be a costly affair, especially with the university fee and the cost of living, you will find yourself living on a stringent budget. The cost of living abroad can be very high when compared to your homeland and this would clearly affect your lifestyle.

What is the most in demand work abroad? ›

What are the most in-demand and highly sought-after professions for international work—and how can you get your foot in the door?
  1. Education. ...
  2. Tourism & Hospitality. ...
  3. International Development & Humanitarian Aid. ...
  4. The Tech & Business Sector. ...
  5. Engineering, Construction & Energy. ...
  6. Healthcare. ...
  7. Working Remotely & Self-employment.

What is the first step for abroad study? ›

Contact the international office

The international team will be specifically employed to deal with international students and the many different queries you might have. They will be able to answer any questions you may have about their institution, as well as provide you with more general advice and information.

What are the first step to go abroad? ›

Let's dive right in!
  • Determine how much you want to spend on your education abroad. ...
  • Decide what you want to study. ...
  • Decide where you want to study. ...
  • Choose your favourite study programmes and compare them. ...
  • Apply at multiple universities. ...
  • Pass your English language test if you haven't already. ...
  • Apply for scholarships.
10 Jan 2022

What is the easiest way to study abroad? ›

5 Ways to Study Abroad for Free or Cheap
  1. Choose a country with an affordable cost of living. You don't have to break the bank just to take your studies overseas. ...
  2. Enroll directly in a foreign university or language school. ...
  3. Complete a work-study. ...
  4. Opt for a cheap study abroad program. ...
  5. Apply for scholarships & grants.
25 Jan 2022

Which country is cheaper to study? ›

1. Norway. Although all of the Nordic countries are relatively affordable study destinations, Norway is our pick as it remains free for everyone, from both within and outside the EU, at public universities, with the exception of a few specialized programs.

Which country give student visa easily? ›

A: Undoubtedly, you need to put some effort to acquire a student visa for any country, however, the most prominent options to accomplish easy attainment of student visa as an Indian student are Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

Which country study is free? ›

Nordic nations Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden all offer opportunities to study free or at low cost: In Norway, university study is available free of charge to all students, regardless of study level or nationality.

How many bags should I bring to study abroad? ›

Don't overpack to study abroad

Try to keep your luggage limited to two large, checked suitcases for your clothes, toiletries, favorite products and other necessities. In your carry-on, bring your electronics (laptops, tablets, etc.), chargers, essential gear and prescriptions.

What should a girl carry to hostel? ›

Top 6 essentials things you must carry for your hostel life: Toiletries. Washing Powder. Blankets.
...
Toiletries
  • Shower Gel/Soap.
  • Deodorant.
  • Shaver.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Shampoo.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Hairbrush or Comb.
  • Perfume and Spray.
29 Sept 2022

What should you not forget when traveling internationally? ›

Here are some of the things you almost always have to pack for a trip abroad.
  • Sturdy Travel Bag. Your travel bag of choice may vary depending on your travel style and how long you're traveling. ...
  • Day Bag. ...
  • Universal Travel Adaptor. ...
  • Reusable Water Bottle. ...
  • Passport and Visas. ...
  • Travel Insurance. ...
  • Medications. ...
  • Debit or Credit Card.
23 Mar 2021

What are the purpose of staying abroad? ›

Moving abroad gives you a great chance to observe country in its own raw environment. This gives you the ability to know new techniques of doing things and understanding. You can also try and learn the local language. This not only improves your grasp of the native language but also your communication skills.

How can I stop being scared to study abroad? ›

Be open and stay calm.

It's natural to feel like that, everyone does. Odds are there's someone around you, whether it be a fellow study abroad-er or a program coordinator, who knows exactly how you're feeling. So, if you're feeling overwhelmed, be honest about it! Don't put too much pressure on yourself!

Can introverts survive abroad? ›

Make yourself feel at home

Whether it's putting up pictures of you with your friends and family or just sticking up some posters on the wall, having a space that feels nice and relaxing is a must for an introvert. Studying abroad sometimes is amazing and sometimes it can get you down, but it's always worth it.

How long does homesickness last study abroad? ›

Remember that abroad is temporary.

It can be daunting in the beginning knowing you may have up to six months in a foreign country away from the comfort of being home.

What are the 2 important things that you decide before going on a trip explain with example? ›

Develop a budget.

Research the cost of living in that particular country, and see where your expenses will go every month: accommodation, food, transportation, entertainment. If you are merely taking a personal trip, make an educated guess about how much you will be spending on hotels, excursions, dinners out, etc.

When Travelling in a foreign country you should always? ›

Hence, the correct answer is 'When travelling in foreign country you should always carry your passport or some form of identity proof.

What do I need to leave the country? ›

Get Required Documents
  1. Passport: Apply several months in advance for a new passport. ...
  2. Visas: You may need to get a visa before you travel to a foreign destination. ...
  3. Medications: Some prescription drugs, including narcotics and some U.S. over-the-counter medications, are illegal in other countries.
31 Jul 2018

Where is the safest place to study abroad? ›

We've excluded smaller countries to bring you this list of the top seven safest places to study abroad.
  1. Denmark. We've put Denmark top of our list for it's friendly people, safe communities and low crime rate. ...
  2. New Zealand. ...
  3. Austria. ...
  4. Japan. ...
  5. Canada. ...
  6. Sweden. ...
  7. Ireland.

Which country students study most hours? ›

Chile: Greatest Amount of Class Time

Chile has the highest average amount of school days worldwide for primary school students. These Chileans spend 1,007 hours a year behind a desk.

Which country is best for girls to study? ›

Norway is considered one of the most gender-equal nations on the globe, ranking No. 3 out of 146 countries in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report for 2022.

Why is studying abroad so hard? ›

Studying abroad is one of the biggest things you can do as a student. But even though it can be a hugely positive experience, surviving your first year abroad isn't the easiest thing to do. There may be language barriers, money issues, and differences in teaching styles that might make it harder to settle in.

Is studying abroad worth it? ›

The answer is a resounding yes. While studying overseas is a big commitment that involves a great deal of time and money, it's also beneficial to you in many ways. On a practical note, getting an overseas degree opens up many opportunities to you, and puts you on the path to success.

How valuable is studying abroad? ›

An analysis by the Consortium for Analysis of Student Success through International Education (CASSIE) found that those who studied abroad were 6.2% more likely to graduate in 4 years and had an average GPA 0.16 point higher than those who did not study abroad.

What is the highest paid job abroad? ›

Here are some of the highest paying jobs abroad right now
  1. Management Consultant. Annual income – $78,000 to $130,000. ...
  2. Oil Rig Worker / Petroleum Engineer. Annual Income – $75,511 – $250,000. ...
  3. International Journalist. Annual Income – $75,000 – $120,000. ...
  4. English as a second language. ...
  5. Civilian Contractor.
24 Jan 2021

What is the easiest job to get abroad? ›

10 overseas jobs that require no experience
  1. Hotel breakfast attendant. National average salary: $24,477 per year. ...
  2. Tour guide. National average salary: $28,873 per year. ...
  3. Event planning intern. National average salary: $33,121 per year. ...
  4. Landscape laborer. ...
  5. Hotel housekeeper. ...
  6. Server. ...
  7. Hotel front desk clerk. ...
  8. Nanny.
29 Mar 2021

What is the highest paying job in the world? ›

In this article, you will learn about the top 6 highest-paying jobs in the world. Take a glimpse below.
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • General Surgeon.
  • Senior Software Engineer.
  • Investment Banker.
  • Data Scientist.
  • IT Systems Manager.
4 Oct 2022

What should I study in 2022? ›

This list details some of the most popular and lucrative college majors in demand in 2022.
  • Engineering. ...
  • Business. ...
  • Nursing. ...
  • Hospitality. ...
  • Education. ...
  • Computer Science. ...
  • Architecture. ...
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences.

What exams should I write to study abroad? ›

Some of the most popular, and most important international entrance exams include the SAT, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, IELTS and the TOEFL. These are required for admission to universities and colleges in various countries across the globe.

How much money is required for study in Canada? ›

But it is to be noted here that tuition fees for international students in Canada are slightly less compared to other famous study destinations such as the US and Australia. Although it depends on the type of universities in Canada you choose, the average cost of studying in Canada ranges from CAD 20,000 to CAD 60,000.

What are the steps to study abroad? ›

Steps to Study Abroad
  1. Sign up for a Foundations of Study Abroad session. ...
  2. Apply for your passport. ...
  3. Meet with your Academic Advisor. ...
  4. Conduct your own research. ...
  5. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor. ...
  6. Get a student's perspective! ...
  7. Research scholarship opportunities. ...
  8. Attend info sessions on financing study abroad.

How can a student travel for free? ›

Now's the time to start planning your summer travels, and here are 10 handy tips to get you started on your journey:
  1. Cultural exchange and study schemes. ...
  2. Teach English abroad at a camp or school. ...
  3. Seek out travel grants. ...
  4. Enter competitions. ...
  5. Study abroad. ...
  6. Become a tour guide. ...
  7. Hitchhike and Couchsurf. ...
  8. Work on a farm.
26 Dec 2012

What should you not do when studying abroad? ›

Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid When Studying Abroad
  1. Self-entitlement. Often international students feel that they should be given first preference or choice on most matters. ...
  2. Language. ...
  3. Living like a tourist. ...
  4. Fast food chains. ...
  5. Partying too much/less. ...
  6. Friends. ...
  7. Culture. ...
  8. Open Mind.
19 Apr 2021

What are the disadvantages of going abroad? ›

Studying abroad can be a costly affair, especially with the university fee and the cost of living, you will find yourself living on a stringent budget. The cost of living abroad can be very high when compared to your homeland and this would clearly affect your lifestyle.

What is the best country to study abroad in? ›

Top 10 Study Abroad Destinations for 2022
  1. Italy. With its amazing food, sexy language, beautiful art, and dynamic history, Italy is the most sought-after destination for aspiring study abroad students. ...
  2. Spain. Spain boasts historic festivals, siestas, and flamenco dancers. ...
  3. England. ...
  4. France. ...
  5. Germany. ...
  6. Australia. ...
  7. Japan. ...
  8. China.
8 Sept 2022

How much money should you bring to study abroad? ›

Overall I would say your study abroad budget should include around $150-200 for each weekend trip—not including your travel expenses and accommodations. By the end of your time abroad, depending on how much you traveled, you may have racked up a bill of anywhere between $2,000-5,000.

Why do more girls study abroad? ›

We find that women more often intend to study abroad primarily because of the gender-specific interest profiles they develop throughout their early life course: Related to their subject choice at school, women tend to acquire competences (e.g., language skills) that ease later stays abroad.

What do people do while studying abroad? ›

“Study abroad” is a chance to pursue your college studies in a foreign country. Students attend lectures or carry out research at a foreign university or through their home university's study-abroad program. Participants typically live in a residence hall, apartment, or with a local family through a homestay.

Where do most US students study abroad? ›

CharacteristicNumber of U.S. students
Spain19,792
Italy19,731
United Kingdom19,147
France8,528
9 more rows
18 Nov 2021

Why is studying abroad so hard? ›

Studying abroad is one of the biggest things you can do as a student. But even though it can be a hugely positive experience, surviving your first year abroad isn't the easiest thing to do. There may be language barriers, money issues, and differences in teaching styles that might make it harder to settle in.

Is studying abroad worth it? ›

The answer is a resounding yes. While studying overseas is a big commitment that involves a great deal of time and money, it's also beneficial to you in many ways. On a practical note, getting an overseas degree opens up many opportunities to you, and puts you on the path to success.

What is the most in demand work abroad? ›

What are the most in-demand and highly sought-after professions for international work—and how can you get your foot in the door?
  1. Education. ...
  2. Tourism & Hospitality. ...
  3. International Development & Humanitarian Aid. ...
  4. The Tech & Business Sector. ...
  5. Engineering, Construction & Energy. ...
  6. Healthcare. ...
  7. Working Remotely & Self-employment.

Which country has easiest study? ›

Five Study Abroad Destinations That Are Easy on The Pocket
  • Germany. Germany is undoubtedly the hotspot for any ambitious Indian student today, offering a cosmopolitan atmosphere, world-class and yet free education, and plenty of work opportunities. ...
  • Denmark. ...
  • Norway. ...
  • Italy. ...
  • Spain.

Which country is difficult study? ›

Which country has the hardest education system? South Korea, Japan, Singapore are a few countries which have one of the hardest education systems.

Which country is cheapest to study abroad? ›

10 of the Most Affordable Places to Study Abroad
  • Germany.
  • France.
  • Mexico.
  • India.
  • Argentina.
  • Poland.
  • Malaysia.
  • South Africa.

How many suitcases should I take to study abroad? ›

Obtain two sturdy suitcases.

You can't take everything with you when packing for a trip abroad, but you'll need space for enough clothes and belongings to keep you comfortable throughout your year away from home. It's reasonable to bring two large suitcases – three would be too many, and one would be too few.

How can I save to study abroad? ›

15 Ways to Save Money for Study Abroad
  1. Open an online savings account. ...
  2. Save your change. ...
  3. Sell your gently used clothing. ...
  4. Give up buying coffee (or another vice) for 3 months. ...
  5. Cancel memberships that you don't use. ...
  6. Do more free stuff. ...
  7. Cut back transportation costs. ...
  8. Ask family members and friends for hand-me-down travel goods.

How much do I need to save for a year abroad? ›

The truth is you can travel abroad with as little as $7000 in the bank. If there's a will, we travelers will find a way. But $40-$50 per day will let you travel comfortably all over the world. So, just book the plane ticket already, keep saving, start planning your dream trip, and get ready to spend 2021 abroad!

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