Whether or not you want to study abroad is a big decision. If you are ready to take the risk and you will definitely stand tall on your expectations then go for it. Don’t let anyone stop you from fulfilling your dream. But, you need to stay prepared. Start planning your dream abroad study at least two years before when you plan on getting enrolled.
Here are four ways to start planning your dream abroad study:
Attend study abroad fairs
Attending for study abroad fairs puts you in a good contact with the head of departments and career guides of various universities under one roof. Take your parents with you so that they are satisfied with all the information they get. Websites never provide enough information and attending these fairs will help you solve all your queries in person.
Connect with current and past students of universities
When you finalize your top five preferences, contact the students of those universities. The internet has made it so easy for people to communicate and socialize. Take full advantage of this facility and get in touch with students of the particular university. Ask them about the cost of living and how things are around.
Start preparing for English proficiency tests
You may or may not need to give the English proficiency test. Depending on which country you are planning to go, you will either have to give IELTS or TOEFL. If you need to give other exams like SAT, GMAT, or GRE start preparing for those as well. This gives you a headstart and a relaxed exam in the end.
Plan your finances
Start saving up and discuss your plans with your parents. If you are working, talk to your boss about your decision once you are selected in any of the universities. Start planning for a secure future. Visit banks; get to know the student loan process and other important things.