• Parents should ensure that their wards are matured enough, disciplined and mentally prepared to study abroad.
• Review your budget. Opt for more sensible financial choices.
• Carefully consider whether your need help from external source (or agent) and if yes, choose wisely.
• Before zeroing down on a country consider factors like tuition fees, living expenses, and off-campus work privileges during and after the degree or getting permanent status.
• Consider the program details, location of city, size of campus, class sizes, on- and off-campus housing, and scholarships while selecting an institution.
• Choose a program that meets all your requirements.
• Understand your admission requirements of the institutions that you have selected but don’t assume meeting the minimum leads to admission.
• Fill each application carefully. Follow all the instructions.
• If you get a conditional offer of admission, make sure this condition is satisfied.
• Make sure all visa procedures are followed sincerely.
• Don’t apply to schools unless you are seriously interested and can afford the costs.
• Don’t misrepresent your details.
• Don’t wait till your deadlines to submit your application
• Don’t forget to ask about scholarships or paid work entitlements that are part of the program.
• Don’t ignore the fact that visa process can take more time than expected.