Frequently Asked Questions from Students

You should study abroad to broaden your horizons and live in a different country. By studying abroad you will not only gain a degree that will boost your career prospects you will learn a good deal about the country you study in. Living and studying abroad will help you develop as an individual, and it can give you the opportunity to work in that country too. Depending on which country you study in. You may also have the opportunity to learn a new language.
The majority of universities abroad have places available for foreign students on their courses. Generally to be eligible to study you need to secure a place at a university and then apply for a student visa. The exact visa requirements and restrictions will depend on the country you decide to study in. Our staff are experts in assisting people in obtaining the student visas they require.
The sooner the better, as the competition to get into some universities abroad can be fierce. If you are already certain that you want to go to an university abroad then consult us to find out about the best options. We can provide you with all the information you need to know, so you can start planning once you are aware of what needs to be planned for.
You can convince your parents to let you study abroad by arranging all you need to do before you arrive at your destination with us. You can reassure your parents that you will be safe traveling to and from university, your accommodation, visas, and who to contact on arrival to greet you.
You should take a counselling session with us to discuss the full range of services we can provide you with. We have plenty of experience in providing sound advice and arranging services you will need to study abroad.
Our counselors are really good at their jobs, which is assisting students gaining a place to study abroad, and sorting out all the practical arrangements for them.
It depends on where you want to go. It is wise to begin learning the countries national language if you want to communicate with the locals. There are several programs that can help teach you different languages like babel.com or Rosetta stone. It would be wise to learn the language to submerge yourself in the culture you are planning to explore.But if that even if you chose not to learn the language of the country you are visiting, there are programs that will have your course in your native tongue.
It can be, it all depends on the length of time away at school, food costs and the typical cost of living. While some schools offer a stipend to help cover these costs, some countries will be more expensive due to the exchange rate of their national currency.
It is still possible to use financial aid when studying abroad. There are also scholarships for students wishing to study abroad for a semester or even a whole year. How much funding that is available is determined by which program you are applying for. However, it is always best to speak with your student abroad office for all the details on which aids are available to you.
Of course. Just because you are planning to take one or two semesters in a different country shouldn’t add any additional time to your school year.
Some programs allow students to study abroad for a semester up to a year. It depends on how long you want to be away your program and if you want to graduate from that country. 
Typically a student will live a dorm or other campus housing. However, some have opted to get their own apartments, which is paid for by the student and isn’t part of the “housing” allowance given out by the school. There is also the option of families who will take in exchange students.
There are some that experience homesickness while away. An easy solution is to set up Skype so that you can talk with people back home.Besides that, being in a foreign country is exciting with new things around every corner. It is best to remember that you aren’t in the next state over, but in a new country completely and keep your guard up when meeting new people. Don’t drink as if you are hanging out at your local bar. The streets and area will be new to you. It is important to memorize your address in case you get lost so that you can call a cab to get home. There is nothing scarier than losing your group and wondering around an unfamiliar neighborhood. But most importantly you can expect to have the time of your life. Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience.
There are many options to pick from when it comes to where you can study. Countries like Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, Canada, Mexico and Australia accept applications from students in other nations and countries.
This depends on how long you want to be away. There are several courses you could sign up for. If you want one semester or the whole year, it is entirely up to you. 
Students must be 18 years old or older. Students need to have GPA of 2.75 in most cases depending on the program they wish to enroll in, and specific pre-requisites must be met. 
There are several items that you will need to submit with your application. You will need:

  • Passport for identification
  • A statement of purpose (why you are going into the country)
  • Resume
  • Academic references from teachers or letters of recommendation from employers,
    teachers and other community persons whom you have worked closely with.
  • Certificate and transcripts from your secondary school (high school diploma for those
    jumping right into a study abroad program)
  • Proof of English-language proficiency if studying in English countries or another language test.
  • Admissions test result for graduate programs
Yes and No. While it is best to learn the language of the land to experience everything from that culture, it is not necessary if your native tongue is English as Many courses are available in your native tongue. However, if you are traveling to a place where English isn’t a part of their culture, yes, you will need to have tested for that specific language to be considered enrollment for that country.
Yes, although it may not be in person. Many schools allow the interview to be over the phone or by Skype. 
Congratulations all the paperwork has been completed, and you are on your way. Now all that is left is to pack for your trip. Make sure you have all your travel documents in order and that you have applied for your student visa. You will need to research your living arrangements and budget your funds to make sure you are covered for all living expenses.
Yes. Most countries do require a reason you are in their country and for how long you will be there. Getting a study visa though isn’t difficult and can be done just like you were applying for a regular visa.
Yes. Most businesses will need proof that you are a student and will have to sign paperwork to “sponsor” you to work for them, but it doesn’t take too long, and the extra money will help pay for trips, food, and other things that the school doesn’t pay for.

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