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We realize that embarking on a study abroad journey may be an exciting yet a challenging experience. We conduct pre-departure seminars to make sure that students have a smooth transition and a successful academic endeavor.
Our pre-departure seminars are designed to offer students insightful advice and support prior to beginning their study abroad experience. We think that the key to maximizing the benefits of studying abroad is thorough preparation.
|A Valid Passport||BIO Instructions Letter||CAD Money exchange Receipt|
|The letter of introduction (POE)||BIO Correspondence Letter||Payment Receipt like accommodation|
|Letter of acceptance from College||College Payment Receipt||Passport Request (PPR)|
|GIC Receipt and Welcome Letter||College Offer Letter (new + old)||Air Ticket|
|Arrive CAN receipt||Medical Report should be valid||Passport size Photos|
|Health Insurance Card||Valid IELTS TRF||All mark sheets and certificates|
|BIO Appointment Letter||Travel Insurance (if Applicable)||Confirmation of Enrolment|
The first and foremost important thing to include in the packing list for Indian students going abroad is to pack all essential documents. Also, have photocopies of these documents in case the original gets stolen. This makes the process of acquiring replacements from the immigration office a lot easier if the original gets lost or stolen. This includes.
If you are taking prescription medicine, carry it with you in quantity enough to cover your whole stay if possible. This is because it is not certain whether the medicine you require is available in the country or not. Carry the doctor’s prescription too, in case you run out of doses. You should also take some general medicines with you, such as those for headaches, cold & cough, etc. Just ensure that the brand you are using is legal in the country you are moving to.
Nowadays, visas and MasterCards are accepted throughout the world. Still, it is advisable to have some local currency with you, just in case. This could be done at airport kiosks, foreign exchange desks, and private money exchange businesses. You can also get foreign currency cards and traveler’s checks for exchanges in a foreign country.
It is a well known fact that mobile applications are making life easier in the present scenario. Although you won't “pack” them in literal sense, these will smooth your transition from one country to another. Some of the important ones among them are maps, translators, cab services, food apps, hotel services, dictionary or translators to understand local languages, etc. Do a little research and find out what apps are popular in the country you are planning to visit. It is also important to install messaging apps like WhatsApp, Skype, etc.
Electronic devices like mobile phones and laptops also count as essential these days. However, there is a very high possibility that the outlets in your dormitory, residence hall, or apartment will not be the same as the ones you have in your home country. Thus, it is advised to carry a universal adaptor from your home country just in case you cannot find a place to purchase one in a foreign country. Following is the list of essential electronic items that should be included in the packing list for Indian students going abroad
Research the type of climate and culture prevalent in the country you are moving to and pack your clothes accordingly. If you are moving to countries like the USA, Canada, etc. pack warm clothes as they have cold weather, whereas East-Asian and African countries have warmer weather. Don't go overboard and pack only basic outfits. However, following are some of the essential items that you can keep in your wardrobe
There is a high probability that you won’t go shopping immediately after landing at the study abroad destination. You might also not find your choice of brand or its close alternative immediately. Hence, it is always a good idea to take some essential daily use items along with the luggage. The quantity should be enough to support you until you get settled, (approximately a week). Some of the items to include in the packing list of Indian students going abroad are as follows
Some other items that can be included in the packing list for Indian students going abroad are as follows. These are not as mandatory as the above mentioned essentials. So it is up to you whether you want to carry them from your home country or buy them from the host country.