Monthly Archives: June 2014

Money, jobs and documents you might need while studying abroad

You’re starting to think in detail about the practicalities of your life as a student abroad?

I found that particularly scary because it involved managing money in a foreign currency, thinking about which expenses to expect, and dealing with official systems and procedures (health systems, banks, etc) in a country that was foreign to me.

Sign up for the International Students’ Survival Guide (it’s free!) and read the new Chapter 2 called Money and documents to find out more detail about

  • what documents you might need as an international student in the UK, US or Australia,
  • how to best manage your money and what expenses might be coming your way
  • what to do if you’d like to look for a job while you’re studying abroad

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How does this work? All you need to do is sign up with your e-mail address. You’ll then be sent a link giving you access to the International Students’ Survival Guide. We’ll then also email you whenever there’s a new download available.

 

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Am I allowed to work while abroad?

Here are a few local links for the UK, the US and Australia with regional information about what to consider if you’d like to work in these countries while you’re studying.

UK – British Council

Australia – studyinaustralia.gov.au

US – internationalstudent.com

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Don’t forget to sign up to the International Students’ Survival Guide to get advice about money and documents to take with you!

If you’ve signed up already, you’ll find the link to download in your email inbox.

All the best,

Eva
Collins ELT Team

What should I pack before I go and study abroad?

When I was packing for my year abroad I tried to take far too many things with me. I just wanted to be prepared for everything. Also, I had no idea what the shops were going to be like in the UK, so I thought I’d rather play it safe and bring all my favourite clothes! Retrospectively it would have been a good idea to to think about what to take and what to leave behind some time ahead of the year abroad.

Sign up for the International Students’ Survival Guide (it’s free!) and read the new Chapter 3 What should I pack? to get some really good advice.

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How does this work? All you need to do is sign up with your e-mail address. You’ll then be sent a link giving you access to the International Students’ Survival Guide. We’ll then also email you whenever there’s a new download available.

 

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Weather in your host country

Do you know what the weather will be like in your host country? It might be good to find out so that you know what kind of clothes you’ll need when you arrive. Here are some websites that might help you do the research.

Weather in the UK
Weather in Australia
Weather in US

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Don’t forget to sign up to the International Students’ Survival Guide to get advice on how to pack for your year abroad. If you’ve signed up already, you’ll find the link to download in your email inbox.

All the best,
Eva
Collins ELT Team