Good and appropriate preparation for your studies abroad is critical to your success. We want you to have all the tools you need to have the best possible study experience. As part of our commitment to making sure you receive the right support at every step of your study abroad journey, we take care to organize pre-departure orientation seminars throughout the year to help you prepare for life in your new country.
From a visit to a sense of belonging
Pre-departure orientation seminars will help you explore opportunities for personal and cultural growth while you are in Ukraine.
Here are some tips that we’ll give you for your pre-departure sessions:
Organizing before packing your bags will save you a lot of time and effort at your new destination. That’s why we’ll help you with a ready-made checklist for you to refer to before packing and leaving.
Arrival in Ukraine
So you just arrived in your new city, what are you going to do now? During our sessions with you, we will guide you about the official checks of your immigration documents, the customs control process, and how to reach the university campus from the airport in the most convenient way.
Banks and foreign currency
Creating a bank account is one of the first things you will need to do upon your arrival. Having a local bank account will ensure easy access to your money to pay for accommodation and tuition fees. This account will also allow the employer to deposit your salary into your account if you choose to work during or after your studies. At UA.University, we’ll help you with the steps you need to take to get started financing in that new city.
Detailed information about local culture
It helps to have some knowledge and information about local culture and customs before arriving in the country of study. This will make it easier for you to adjust to the new community and help you interact with your new colleagues more effectively. And the fact that half the joy of traveling abroad is learning about new and unfamiliar things that people with other cultures do differently from you and your home country. At UA.University we will tell you all about the culture, activities and local life that you will see, and we will also introduce you to some colloquial terms that will be useful in your new city.
Student life in Ukraine
When you study in Ukraine, you will need to adapt to the new learning environment, which may be characterized by different learning styles, different classrooms and different expectations. Also, it will require you to also live with the new cultural norms as an international student.
Overcoming cultural shock
Culture shock is a symptom of having to adapt to a culture different from your own. Cultural shock is real, and plays a significant role in how well you adjust to your new study country. We’ll discuss with you how to recognize culture shock and introduce you to some techniques that enable you to cope and cope with the new climate.
Support and luxury for your new destination
At Ua.University, we will introduce you to practical support available for international students, be it academic or English language support or travel visa advice.
Job opportunities while studying and advice on training
Working while studying in Ukraine can help you get a full study and life experience during your stay abroad. We will discuss with you how to stay within the rules your visa allows as an international student, and provide you with some tips on how to find a suitable job as a student. … all of that in addition to a lot of practical support and guidance.
Dealing with nostalgia for the motherland
Feeling sad and nostalgic for the motherland is a normal and common instinct for any human soul together. We at UA.University know very well that it is difficult to distance yourself from family and friends, but we will help you with some important advice on how to deal with the feeling of homesickness when you arrive at your new place of study.
Learn about all legal aspects
UA.University counselors will share with you the do’s and don’ts of your new destination and your rights as an international student in Ukraine. … and we’ll also give you some other important practical directions, and a lot of student support needed.
Network of tips
You will also have the opportunity to raise your questions and inquiries to UA.University students who have traveled abroad, and to get to know many current and future students.