PREPARING YOUR DEPARTURE
PLANNING AN INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY PERIOD DURING YOUR STUDIES AT ICT ?
Here are a few tips to be well prepared for your departure.
At the start of each term, the ICT’s International Relations Department conducts workshops on international mobility, followed by workshops on the preparation of your Erasmus+ stay abroad.
Next meeting for candidates accepted for the academic year 2020-21:
Friday 6th March 2020
from 12.30pm to 1.30pm
in the FONTAN hall
This meeting will focus on the procedures (“Erasmus/Outside Europe mobility kit”, OLS test, Grants, security requirements, various administrative procedures).
You will find advice to help you with your departure in the Go Abroad guide.
TO-DO BEFORE YOU LEAVE
Preparing your departure abroad call for good organisation
Before you leave, make sure you have all the documentation you will need: passport and/or valid ID card,
passport photos, your European health insurance card, private travel insurance (repatriation, third
party liability coverage…), prescriptions for medication if necessary, health records.
Do not forget to inform your bank or telephone operator in case any changes are necessary.
If you are leaving Europe, some countries require visas. Make sure to request the necessary information during your personal meeting with the ICT’s International Relations Office.
Usually, the hosting university will offer accommodation at the time of your online application. It is advisable to choose one of these options. However, some students do opt, independently, for a flat share or a studio-apartment.
If you are travelling within the European Union, do not forget to ask for your European Health Insurance card (e.g.: www.ameli.fr for France). It will allow you to benefit from health care coverage during your stay abroad. The card is valid for 2 years.
If you are travelling outside Europe, your health cover will depend on the country you are planning to travel to and your age. Do not forget to contact your insurance company for more information, as they sometimes offer special deals for student residencies abroad (e.g.: Vittavi).
Find out about the cost of living within your host country and plan your budget accordingly. Websites such as “Coût de l’Expat” (in French) may be of some help.
On arrival, you may need to open an account with a local bank. Please ask your bank for advice on the matter!
Before leaving, don’t forget to sign up with the European and Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Ariane system, and on arrival in your host country, do get in touch with the French Consulate to be registered.
In the event of an emergency (sanitary crisis, terrorism, etc…), an early return, or any other difficulties, of course your family must be informed, and remember to get in touch with ICT’s International Relations Office via email.