Top ten things to remember if you are working or studying abroad

Want some good general tips if going abroad to study or work? This article provides some useful tips and advice if you are working or studying abroad. Working or studying abroad is for a prosperous life. Hence, we have to be aware of certain things before we take-off.

Studying abroad or jobs abroad are more real than in the earlier days. MNCs like IBM, Nokia Corporation, Microsoft, PepsiCo and ANC companies like TATA STEEL, Bharati Airtel, Reliance Industries, who are having foreign affiliation are hiring employees from abroad. Indian IT engineers are widely hunting the jobs of these organizations. Foreign universities like Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, University of Chicago and California Institute of Technology are providing ample opportunities for the qualified students to do higher studies. As a matter of fact, now it is time to have more awareness while you are in abroad.

Tips for going abroad

1. Passport is your “Passport “. Remember passport is the prime criteria for a person to enter a foreign land. Passport should have a valid date. Minimum valid period of six months is a criterion for stamping visas of most of the countries. Verify there are enough papers in the passport to stamp the immigration and passport departments of the countries. If the papers are less you can submit to the Passport authorities to add more papers to the passport. Do not keep stained passports. If the photos of the passports are seems to be outdated, contact the passport authorities to get proper guidance. Always remember to update the address in the passport.

2. Avoid mismatches. Confirm the information in the visa and the information in the passport are matching always, if not find necessary procedures to rectify it.

3. Weighing luggage. Read your Air ticket properly to understand the allowed weight of the luggage. Excess luggage is to be paid extra and it will be a disturbance and expense while travelling. Weigh your luggage before packing it for the conformity.

4. Air Ticket confirmation. Keep a note of the PNR number of the ticket for any reference. Double check the confirmation of the ticket with the Airline or thru online. Include ticket in your travel checklist.

5. Understand the airport procedures in advance. You can surf to know the same or contact your friends or relatives who know the procedures.

6. Beware of the parcels or packets of strangers. Say “No” to carry the parcels or packets of strangers. Strangers may try to make you a “carrier”. Try to avoid parcels or packets of even friends or relatives, if possible.

7. Understand the Rule of the Land Remember you are travelling to another country where there is a different law. We have to abide the law of the land and if not it will be punishable as per the Rule of the Land.

8. Knowledge about the political, cultural, demographic, geographic and social conditions of the country is an advantage. Visit the websites of the countries to get more knowledge about this.

9. Develop the communication skill. Communication is important in conveying the needs and ideas. Try to learn at least the basic words of the language of the country (exemption to English, as it is an universal language).

10. Representative of the country. The Consulate of a country is for the citizens who are staying abroad. Hence, gather details to contact the Consulate as and when needed.

Hope these points will be helpful for a person going abroad for a study or a job.


Author: K Mohan22 May 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 3

While the author gave some very good tips for those students who are working or studying abroad, given the volatile situation in US especially President Trump has taken over, the situation is not that good for any student to venture to that country for further studies and job. If at all some one got the opportunity to go to US for studies or job, it is better they stay put inside the campus itself and not to venture out for their own safety. This tip is being given to every citizen visiting that country in recent past.

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