by Jon Sender | About the Author

To stay organized, download the Study Abroad Master Plan Template, an Excel spreadsheet I designed to go along with this guide. Portions of it are mentioned as we go along, but you can find a full explanation of how to use it on our Template page up above.

Part 1: First, quite some time before your trip, start with these:

  1. Destination & Cost Analysis
  2. Meet with Advisor
  3. Applications
  4. Course Approvals
  5. Finances
  6. Scholarship Search
  7. Goals
  8. Language Immersion

Part 2: Then, in the months before your trip, tackle these:

  1. Purchase Flights
  2. Arrange Housing
  3. Insurance
  4. Communication
  5. Banking
  6. Checkups
  7. Find Contacts

Part 3: Next, in the weeks before your trip, take care of these:

  1. Download Apps
  2. Purchases
  3. Blogging
  4. Important Dates at Home
  5. Binder

Part 4: Finally, in the days before your trip, finish off with these:

  1. Packing
  2. For the Plane
  3. Good Luck

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