Studying abroad does not need to be daunting. Here are five essential tips you need to know before taking the big leap.

Take an English exam

If English is not your native language, you need to submit your English exam score as part of your application to study in an English-speaking country. The test will check your proficiency across all four language skill areas: listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Undergo a medical exam

Everyone who is applying for a student visa is required to take a compulsory medical examination with a clinic affiliated to the embassy. In general, countries require physical examination, chest x-ray, and blood tests for infectious diseases.

Research about the country you’re going to

People from other countries and cultures are becoming more noticeable. You’re going to meet natives and experience situations that are unfamiliar to you. It’s best to research about the simple stuff like direction, food, traditions, etc. When you try to understand and embrace cultural differences, you open you up to a whole world of exciting new possibilities and experiences.

Save money

If you want to have a good, relatively stress-free financial life while you’re abroad, you need to save for your expenses. These may include tuition fees, books, transportation allowance, and housing. The best way to manage these types of expenses is to save for them in advance. This will not only save you money, but it will give you peace of mind.

 Spend time with your loved ones

You will be away from them for a very long time, so spending your remaining days at home with them before you leave strengthens your ties.

Work and study abroad

Counselors for Immigration and International Studies (CIS) can help you work and study in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany. Visit us for tailored and FREE advice on where to study based on your qualifications and chosen programs.

Moreover, our services include assistance in securing a student visa, choosing a school, and arranging your flight and accommodation.

If you’re interested to know more about the work and study program, book an appointment with us here. Or you may also send your inquiries to

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