Things to do before you leave Australia

Once you have been accepted by the host university, you will most likely be very excited and eager to get going. Before you leave, there are a large number of matters you must attend to.

These include:

Reports from past exchange students

This is probably the best time to re-read the Exchange Evaluations from past exchange students kept in the Exchange Programs Resource Library at Sydney Abroad, Level 4, Jane Foss Russell Building, to make sure you glean tips for settling into your host university.

Predeparture Information

Shortly before your departure, you will be invited to attend a Predeparture Session. Predeparture Sessions are held in early June, for students departing on exchange in July semester and held in late September for students departing on exchange in March semester.

The Predeparture Session will cover practical and administrative information that you need to be aware of. There will also be an opportunity for you to meet with returned outbound exchange students and current inbound students from the same institution or country you will be going to, who will share some tips with you making the transition to your host university. You may reference the most recently published Predeparture Session presentation to assist you with your final preparations.