Recommendations for your trip abroad

Recommendations on trips abroad for students

Looking for recommendations on trips abroad for students? Naps preparing your stay abroad, We are going to give you a few tips so that you can prepare your trip abroad as a student well.

Recommendations on trips abroad for students

foreign travel for students before traveling

Before traveling abroad:

    • You must complete the procedures to obtain a student visa of the country where you will carry out your studies. The requirements of these visas vary from country to country. To know in detail both the requirements and the necessary documents as well as the costs to obtain your visa, check the official page of the embassy of the country of your interest.
    • To achieve a better coexistence and integration, one of the first things you should do is familiarize yourself with the laws and customs of the places where you plan to study. For this, it is important that you review the basic information of the country where you are going. You should keep in mind that in some places there are laws that could cover aspects such as: dress standards, curfew hours, photographic and/or telecommunication restrictions.
    • Organize your luggage. Plan the clothes you are going to wear according to the climate of the place and the duration of your stay.
    • Make photocopies of important documents. It is recommended that you have a backup of your documentation that accredits you as a Mexican – passport, birth certificate, driver’s license, voter ID – the backup can also be digital, scan your documents and file them in your mail so you can have access in anywhere to them in an emergency.
    • Health. Take with you the medications you need, take into account your length of stay and calculate the doses you will require. Also, it is important that you carry a medical prescription with you in case it is necessary to buy the medicine once you are abroad (foreign medical prescriptions are not accepted in all countries), or in case the authority requests it. Do not forget take out health insurance that fully covers your needs when traveling and during your stay.
    • Establish points of contact with your family so they can contact you or your hosts in case of an emergency. Do not forget to register your trip in the Registry of your country abroad.

Foreign trips for students during the stay.

During your stay:

    • Keep in regular contact with your people at home. This allows you to maintain your peace of mind and support you promptly in case of need.
    • Have at hand the details of the embassy or consulate of your nearest country. If you notify about your presence in their area of ​​influence, the representations of your country can keep you informed of events, activities and information that may be of interest to you.
    • Maintain minimum precautions for your well-being and safety. Surrendering to the experience of living in another country does not mean abandoning the self-care habits that you practice at home. On the contrary, the best option is to pay close attention to what you eat, drink and do.
    • Be sensitive to local customs and idiosyncrasies. Even if you do not agree, try to respect the cultural manifestations of the place.
    • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption and do not take drugs or prohibited substances. Remember that you are subject to the laws of the country, even if you do not know them. In some places, consuming or possessing illegal substances, as well as engaging in behavior derived from their consumption, can have very serious legal consequences – even the death penalty.
    • Avoid participating in protests or political activities.
    • In case you have a serious problem or need assistance, go to your nearest embassy or consulate.
    • In the event of an emergency due to natural disasters, accidents or political crises, heed the indications of the local civil protection authorities, notify your family and friends in your country of your situation and contact the consulate or embassy of your country closest.

On your return:

If you went abroad to do a postgraduate degree (specialty, master’s degree, doctorate, among others) the Ministry of Public Education is the institution that grants official validity in your country to the studies that have been completed abroad through the process of revalidation of studies.

In order to have official recognition, it is essential that the title and certificate of subjects studied have been legalized. There are two ways to do this: “chain legalization” and document apostille.

    1. Apostille: Many countries are signatories to the Hague Convention on the apostille of documents, which simplifies the process. To make the process easier, remember to apostill your documents before returning to your country.
    1. In the case of countries that are not members of the Convention, a “successive or chain consular legalization” will have to be carried out, which requires the signature of several authorities in the country of origin and the Mexican consulate in that country, which makes the procedure longer and more expensive. This type of legalization also has to be done before returning to your country.

Once in our country, you will have to complete the recognition process before the General Directorate of Professions of the Ministry of Public Education to register the academic degree obtained abroad and to be issued a document with official validity in your country.

In the event of an eventuality or if you require assistance abroad, immediately contact your nearest consulate or embassy in your country. And do not forget to register your travel itinerary in the Registry of your country abroad.

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