Moving abroad requires a lot of preparation which can be daunting. Pre–Departure orientation is an important step in ensuring a successful experience for international students. The session gives students an opportunity to understand many realities of the new life they are about to embrace. In addition to providing logistical information, the briefing helps students to set realistic goals and expectations.
In addition to the above, students are encouraged to speak with people who have already studied abroad, as well as people from the country the student is planning to move to. It is also helpful for prospective students to pay attention to news and current events in the part of the world they will be going as this can also minimise their anxieties of moving abroad.