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Students will need to consider many things when travelling to another country. Here are a few practical matters you should take care of before you leave to study abroad.

Visa and residence permit

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Different countries have different visa requirements. Moreover, even if you do not need a visa, it is still possible that you need to obtain a residence permit. The following websites provide you with further details:

Insurance and social security

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To learn more about the required insurances and the social security system in the different countries, please visit:


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Finding accommodation abroad can be challenging. The following sites provide some ideas on where to start looking for a place to stay and for housing financial assistance:

Cost of living

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Estimating the actual cost of living in another city may prove to be a difficult task. To get a better idea, you can visit the following websites: