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12. Get familiar with your future surroundings - Not only is it important to research the country before arriving but also to familiarize yourself with some of it’s aspects, such as:
- Social norms
- Your host campus layout
- The neighborhood you will be living in
- The country’s rules and regulations
13. Language - if you are going somewhere where you do not speak the language, it is important to learn up on some phrases in order to get by, listed are some useful ones to know:
- How do I get to…?
- I do not understand
- Do you speak [language]…?
- Where can I exchange money?
- Where is the restroom?
14. Goals - take advantage of your time abroad, make goals for yourself and try your best to achieve them, studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity so make sure to not miss out!