There are many people who want to take a study trip abroad, but don't know where to start. Many of these may end up becoming discouraged because the process seems quite complicated. However, with good advice everything can be easier.
Studying abroad is a simple process, but it must be organized and clear so that your experience is the best. That is why it is important to know how to plan a study trip.
Once you have chosen the destination, your program and have made the decision to register, the steps to follow are as follows:
Make your registration
Register for the program to request your spot. This will facilitate many of the processes and procedures that must be done for your study trip, since with registration you will be able to demonstrate your intention to study in front of the immigration officials.
At Global Connection we do this step for you and we help you do all these procedures. Achieving your acceptance letter in less time and faster responses from the institutions.
Approximately 15 days later, you will receive the acceptance letter by the institution. With this letter you already secure your place, the course value and the dates on which you will carry out your program.
Collect documentation and prepare the necessary documents to apply for visa. It is important that all documentation is complete so as not to hinder the process and that your travel plan continues as you had stipulated.
Your advisor can help you organize them and guide you through this process. Then when they are ready, you can fill out the visa forms and file your application.
You will receive your visa
If everything goes well you will have to wait a while to receive the approved visa, with this procedure done you will have free rein to take your study trip without any inconvenience.
This step can take from 3 to 6 weeks. It depends on whether it is high season, how long it takes for the embassy to process your application, and the passport shipping times, if applicable.
Tickets and accommodation reservation for your study trip
Once your visa is approved you must make the purchase of the tickets and look for the accommodation, in this also a good study agency will make your work easier.
Remember that if you do this step further in advance, it will be better for your pocket, since the tickets will be at a reasonable price and you will be able to choose the type of accommodation that best suits your budget.
You must purchase a health insurance with good coverage, since emergency medical assistance and consultations with a general practitioner involve high costs and no one is exempt from needing it at some point.
With good advice you will find insurance at a good price that covers any eventuality. We hope you don't have to use it, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
Find out about the destination of your study trip
With all of the above ready, you are now much closer to your study trip, and it is possible that your head can only think about that and the destination you will visit. You can take advantage of that enthusiasm to learn more about your destination before traveling.
It is good to consult through social networks about the experiences of other students in the destination, which will help you learn a little about the culture of that country, transportation, schedules, currency, in other aspects.
Prepare your luggage
Prepare your luggage, both hand-held and suitcase. Try to take what is absolutely necessary, as excess luggage could be more expensive than buying certain things at the destination. Don't forget to include valuables in your hand luggage.
Your study abroad advisor Global Connection, will review with you the most important aspects of your trip, will give you the necessary documents, arrival information, accommodation if you requested it, and some tips that will be of great help to you at the destination.
Enjoy your study trip!
Everything is ready for your trip and it will only be a matter of time before you are studying in your favorite destination. In each of these steps, Global will accompany you, facilitating the process and resolving your doubts and concerns. Write to us right now and talk to one of our advisors!