The Official pre-Year Abroad Guide
GlobalGraduates.com is a mine of invaluable information and top tips. To help you stay on track, we've decided to extract the best of the best to create a master list of things you need to do/buy/prepare for/be aware of before your time abroad.
1. Checklists and Packing
- The Definitive Year Abroad Checklist.
- Books you should take with you
- The best apps to download
- Your packing list
- 5 top tips to fit your life into your tiny suitcase
- The thoughts you have when packing for a year abroad
- How to pack for a year abroad
- 10 things to sort before leaving for a study abroad year
2. Boring, yes, but SUPER important!
- Year abroad insurance - before it's too late!
- Going to Europe? Get your free EHIC Card!
- What you will need in your wallet
- Send My Bag! Ship your stuff (and get 5% off!)
- Funding opportunities: awards, scholarships and grants
- Currency cards: possibly the best way to manage your money abroad
- Keeping career-focused on your year abroad
3. Making the Most of Your Summer Holidays
- Summer internships abroad
- School's out for summer!
- Create your CV in a foreign language
- Your year abroad is 18 months, not 9!
4. The Wandering Student
- The very best student travel advice
- Follow the festivals - worldwide
- Do you need a visa?
- Making the most of budget flights
- The best apps for year abroad students
5. Staying on the Safe Side
- Panic button: What to do in an emergency abroad
- Understanding year abroad insurance
- Potential catastrophes and how to cope
- Studying abroad with a long-term health condition
- Abroad? Sick? Make sure you have your EHIC…
- All Change: The Female Body and the Year Abroad
6. Your need-to-know for Working Abroad
- Ten ways to find a year abroad work placement
- Tips for future language assistants
- Choosing between studying and working abroad
- The ups and downs of interning abroad
7. Get Studying
- Survival tips for Erasmus students
- Studying abroad as an independent student
- Your summer study abroad opportunity
- Confessions of Study Abroad Coordinators
8. And last but not least...
- 8 ways to document your year abroad (and make everyone else jealous!)
- Keeping in touch with friends and family
- Winning year abroad advice
- Year Abroad Social Media Bingo
- The final countdown
- The beginning of your year abroad
- 10 tried-and-tested ways to make the most of your year abroad
- Weird and wonderful ways to record your time abroad