Realizing the dream of taking a course abroad brings great advantages for any moment of your career. By studying abroad, it is possible to acquire a huge cultural and professional base, enriching your experiences and boosting your resume.
However, the truth is that taking a course abroad involves many choices and lots of bureaucracies, causing many people to give up halfway.
In order to make the experience in another country more enjoyable and uncomplicated, planning ahead is necessary so that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
To help you in this regard, we have created a checklist of everything you need to do and know in advance before taking a course abroad. See below!
Pay attention to the documents
To board and land internationally you need to have some documents in hand. The absence of any of these, or even the lack of information about the requirement of any document, can cause inconvenience and even make your trip unfeasible. Therefore, check the legislation of each country and pay attention to the documents that will be necessary!
Here are some more common and important documents that are requested:
● RG and CPF;
● Visa (in some cases);
● International vaccination certificate;
● PID (International Driving Permit).
It is worth remembering that some documents such as a passport and visa have a long issuance period, so special attention to these documents is necessary if you do not have them.
Choose your course
Choosing the overseas course you are going to take is of paramount importance. During your stay in the new country, you will be dealing with different languages, a new didactic approach, a different time zone, and contact with people from different countries.
Choose a course that aligns with your interests, that has a direct connection with your area of expertise or with something you want to improve.
For this, you can check the IBS Americas website, where you can find a list of short courses abroad, in several areas. There are 30 options available for you to choose the one that best fits your needs and interests.
Set your budget
Setting your budget is essential to guide your choice of taking a course abroad.
Try to ask questions about what it is like to study abroad in advance, and estimate what your expenses will be during the trip, things like food, transportation, tours and even a cashier for emergencies.
Also, find out the best way to take the money. Analyze options such as credit cards and cash. Each country has its own criteria, so pay attention to how you handle the taxes and fees of each place.
And if you want this international experience but have budget limitations, did you know that you can get a scholarship of up to 50% for short term courses abroad with IBS Americas? Find out here.
Pack your bags
When organizing your bags, remember that it is not practical to carry a lot of weight, opt for pieces that will be wearable according to the experiences you will have during the trip. For example, if the chosen course includes visits to local companies and institutions, it is recommended that you bring clothing suitable for the professional environment.
Also, pay attention to the climate of the destination country and include clothing and accessories suitable for your leisure time on free days.
So, did this checklist help you? If you are planning a study trip abroad, take the opportunity to learn about the executive course options offered by IBS Americas. Meet the partner institutions, choose the destination and apply for a scholarship!