Studying abroad is among the more rewarding experiences in life. Having the opportunity to further your education and experience all the corners of the world is one that you can’t miss. Absorbing the different cultures of the globe is an opportunity not many get – and you’ll want to make the most out of your visit. Whether you are moving to a different country or just studying abroad for a few months, below are a few points of consideration from the faculty at English for Internationals.
When planning to study abroad long-term or short-term, consider the admission requirements for your school, how to travel internationally, and what your living arrangements will look like.
Requirements for admissions vary from country to country and school to school. In the United States, universities often require that you take the SAT or ACT. Given that your score meets the school’s minimum requirements, this is just one of many requirements that colleges check for. Each school will have its own minimum requirements. Research the admission process for your desired country as well as your desired schools.
In addition to obtaining a passport, you may need to acquire a visa to study outside of your home country. Often times, visas last for about six months at a time and might require periodic renewal. If you are enrolling in a specific program, such as English for Internationals, then the faculty at that school may have the necessary information you’ll need to study abroad. Rules vary depending on your specific situation, so please seek advice for your particular case.
When studying abroad, you’ll be immersed in the environment of the country you’re living in. A part of taking in that culture is boarding. Prior to departing for your extended trip, you will have to figure out your living arrangements. Many schools have dorms or suggestions for boarding.
Additionally, consider transportation. Will public transportation suffice, or will you have to save up and invest in your own vehicle? Research what means of transportation will be practical for you. For example, it might be acceptable and reasonable in some countries to ride a moped or bicycle everywhere, but other destinations might work best by traveling via public transportation or by your own vehicle. Research what will work best for you and leave some money aside in your budget to account for this.
If you’re looking to spend some time in the U.S. or want to make a transition to living here, we are here to help you gain the communication skills required to be successful in the States. At English for Internationals, our accredited teachers are passionate about assisting each student in our program. We have a positive and friendly environment in all of our classes so that you can make the most of your time becoming fluent in English. To learn more about our programs and how they can help you, contact us at 770-766-9290. Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram for more.