(1) Academics abroad / Learning Agreement (2) Financial planning (3) Health and safety preparedness (4) Culture Shock “One’s destination is never just a place, but a new way of seeing things” - Henry Miller
Determine which courses you will need to fulfill your degree requirements Have your academic advisor approve course specifics to your major Make sure to have everything done BEFORE you go Keep in mind that there may be changes once you arrive We also need the names of the lecturers! Often times they do not appear on the transcript
Tuition payments at partner institutions is waived for IDC exchange students All tuition payments are made to the IDC. Make Sure everything is paid before you go! Students are responsible for: Flight medical & travel insurance Visa – check regulations! Housing Personal Travel Books All other misc. costs (i.e., “Study Abroad Fee” or “Orientation Fee”) while abroad
Budget how much you will spend weekly/monthly. Take into account that you will want to include personal expenses for travelling / going out Do not count on working while abroad Get your ISIC / Erasmus Student CardISIC Erasmus Student Card
Some Universities will require you to enroll in their health insurance plan. (Some are more expensive than others) Check what is covered, and what is not! Plan for prescriptions RRIS Students: Keep in mind that ‘Harel’ does not cover pre-existing conditions if you cancel your insurance while abroad “Love all, trust few, do wrong to none.” - Shakespeare
Learn about local customs and regulations. Be prepared that culture shock happens to everyone. Expect that teaching and learning styles will be different. Remember that you are subject to your host university’s laws and are not protected by Israeli / IDC Law Try not to get caught in the ‘exchange student’ bubble http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid- Looking-Like-an-American-Tourist http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid- Looking-Like-an-American-Tourist http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid- Looking-Like-an-American-Tourist
Check Visa Regulations! Visit our website for information & documentswebsite Housing for Fall semester exchange students Send us your blogs / photos / videos Stay safe
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