Travelling and working overseas can be an awesome experience, but if you are heading overseas as part of your studies it won’t be a holiday. And with all good study plans, preparing early will lead to the best results (and the most fun!).

Think about what you want to do, how long you want to be away from home, and where do you want to go.

Depending on what you decide you will need to do different preparation.

Do you need to save money, or find a grant to help you pay for the experience?

Should you learn the local language?

How does this experience fit into your studies? Is it best to go in the middle of your studies, or near the end?

Here are some things we think you might need to consider.