Once again, congratulations on choosing to study abroad. We have no doubt that your international experience will be one that not only changes you, but stays with you forever. During your time abroad you will be faced with new academic and personal challenges; ones that we have no doubt you will find rewarding. In order to have a fulfilling experience, it is absolutely imperative that you engage in comprehensive planning and preparation. The more prepared you are before you depart, the more successful your journey and experience abroad will be. Please note that planning entails more than just figuring out whether or not you need a student visa and what your flight arrangements should be. The following pages will assist you as you prepare for your journey abroad.