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Preparing to Go Abroad

Getting ready to go abroad begins almost as soon as you decide you want to go. As well as the formal preparation requirements of the Study Abroad Programme, there are also many other things to be considered before you book your flight and jet off into the unknown. 

Planning for your departure

In this section we'll cover passports & visas, insurance, finance, health and accommodation. 

Preparation Checklist

Use our checklist to ensure you are ready for your departure and fully prepared for your first few weeks in your host institution.

Pre-departure Programme

Prior to your departure we run a number of events to help with your preparations, the programme carries a 'Pass/Fail' mark. 

Student Experiences

What better way to learn about your host institution than from those that have previously completed a period abroad there. 

If you have queries about your preparation or just want to talk things through with someone, don't forget that you can always contact the Study Abroad Team for help. We are available 9am-5pm on the phones, via email and in person at our dedicated drop-in sessions at the Student Centre.