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4 Common mistakes to avoid when studying abroad

Posted on October 7, 2019
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Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a life time opportunity and many of us would be going abroad for the first time. You also might have our own plans on how to spend your time there. Obviously, you want your stay a very comfortable one. You do not want to commit any mistakes.

Given below are 5 common mistakes that are to be avoided when you go abroad.

Too much of drink

This is probable the most common mistake which you might commit. There is a very high chance that you might take stupid decisions and get into legal trouble. You are also at the risk to traffic accidents when you drink too much. So, this would be a bad idea when you go abroad because people feel irritated to see a drunkard in the group. You also create a bad impression on your native country and for yourself in a situation when things are out of your control.

Skip Classes

Skipping classes might be a part of general college days in your country. But when studying abroad, be careful; there are colleges that grade students as pass/fail. Sometimes, your overall grade may depend on your attendance percentage. So, it would be better for you if you realise your primary purpose of studying abroad.

Get struck in your previous world

This is probably the first time you are travelling abroad. You are bound to meet new people who behave differently and are from a different culture altogether. You cannot expect things to be the same as they were in your home country. You will get surprises. Have an open mind. Try to embrace the changes as this will make your transition smoother.

Not engaging in the Culture

You will make your life more difficult if you are backing yourself from the new culture. Try meeting the local people. Talk to them and find out what they do for fun. Talk frequently with locals and make friends, may be on the morning walk or the evening stroll.

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