How to prepare?

        …expect the unexpected!


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Before you go abroad, inform you as much as possible about local customs, beliefs, and language. You should prepare yourself to be tolerant of uncomfortable bus trips and food you cannot recognize.

Also a little planning before departure will save you a lot of trouble later on.


Get a check-up from your dentist and from your doctor if you have any regular medication or chronic illness.  I know it’s tempting to leave it all to the last minute – don’t! Many vaccines don’t take effect until two weeks after you’ve been immunised, so visit a doctor four to eight weeks before departure. Ask your doctor for an International Certificate of Vaccination (otherwise known as the yellow booklet), which will list all the vaccinations you’ve received. Find more details under Healthcare.


Passport & Visa

You must have a passport for travelling abroad. Visa requirements vary from country to country. To quickly check if the country you are visiting requires visa's and or specific passport requirement click here.


Travel Insurance

There are so many types of coverage and policies to be aware of when you are looking for the right travel insurance, and prices vary so drastically that it is difficult but really important to make the right choice. Please check here for more details.



Flights vary greatly depending on when you're flying and where you buy your ticket. Find out what would it cost you to change the return date if you decide to stay longer overseas? Here you find some good websites to start looking.


Clothing & Equipment

When it comes to clothing & equipment, ust two little words-Pack light! Here is a useful list of what to pack.



Check about the currency in your destination and get some cash in your home country. Because you might need to order the currency you should do this a couple of weeks before departure, depending on where you are going.




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