Thursday, 18 May 2017

International Student Survival Guide


While studying in a new country may seem challenging at first, you will need to set aside time to settle in before you fully adapt to your new environment. An overseas education can be culturally and academically enriching. Being able to adapt to different circumstances will help smoothen your transition period. An international education will help you step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself into this new culture.

Culture Adjustment

Studying abroad is a learning process, it is an experience that requires you to prepare for it and have an open mind. Some students may experience culture shock when moving to a new country; however there are several things you can do to ensure that your time in your host country is enjoyable. Staying active and engaging in new activities is a great way of meeting new people; it will also help you develop skills to succeed in a diverse environment.

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Climatic Conditions

When studying abroad, you will likely experience a climate that is very different from what you're used to back home. Ensure that you are well equipped for different types of weather conditions. Additionally, ensure that you pack plenty of warm clothes depending on if you wish to study in a country that experiences extreme cold winters. Be sure to also pack a water proof coat, it will come in handy for a rainy day.

Transportation Facilities

Your host country will likely have an extensive public transportation system. In bigger metropolitan cities, buses, subways and local trains are reliable travel options. These train lines run between different regions and are extremely quick and cost efficient. Cycling is another great way of getting around and exploring the city, however, it is important that you keep to the rules and regulations if you do decide to use this facility.

Opening a bank account

Opening a local bank account in your host country is a great way of managing your money; it is recommended that you have a savings account for the duration of your stay abroad. Look for a bank that has no monthly fee and no minimum balance requirement. You can ask your fellow peers to help you out with banks that provide good service with maximum benefits. A savings account will also prove beneficial if you get an on campus job, this way you will be able to make direct cash deposits.

Making new friends

Studying in a new environment may seem intimidating at first, it is however important that you remember to remain calm. There are plenty of ways in which you can make friends, creating groups and being part of them on social network sites is a great way of meeting new people. Engaging in activities at your University or being part of student unions are other ways of making new friends. Furthermore, fresher's week will help you create long lasting relationships with people all through your university life.

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Budget your money

An overseas education could mean limited access to funds during your time abroad. It is important that you maintain a budget and stick to it. Off campus housing may come with additional utility expenses such as gas, electricity and cable. Having a flatmate is an added advantage, and will help in splitting all the expenses. A lot of stores and restaurants also offer student discounts, ensure that you look out for offers when you out shopping.

What Edwise Students Studying Abroad Says…


“My experience with Edwise has been very good. The counselor was very helpful with every details of clearing all my doubts. They even organised a Pre-Departure session which I attended and found very useful. We were informed on what to expect when we reached our University.”

Name- Ajay Khismatrao
Country- USA
University- University of Pittsburgh

“My experience with Edwise has been very helpful and beneficial in all aspects from application to follow up everything. The pre departure seminar organised by Edwise was truly informative and detailed. It prepares you for what to expect, it was great. Thank you Edwise for helping me pursue my dreams of studying abroad.”

Name- Schnelle D'souza
Country- UK
University- University of Arts London

“When I started for my admission I was confused, but Edwise International made the admission process convenient and helped me to seek admission in one of the finest university. I am grateful to Edwise International for assisting in university selection, visa guidance and pre-departure arrival. I am thankful to Edwise for my best career advisory and providing me excellent career path.”

Name- Anjnay Sharma
Country- UK
University- University of Manchester

“I am very happy with the services which Edwise has granted me.They guided me throughout and advised me what to do and what not to do.”

Name: Akshay Deolekar
Country: USA
University: New York University

Overseas Education Consultant


We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education overseas with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.


For complete information on Studying Overseas, or contact Edwise on 1-800-200-3678 (Toll Free) / 08600911333.