Our pre-departure briefings will set your mind at ease

We run comprehensive pre-departure briefings to answer all your questions and set your mind at ease before you jet off. Including health and safety tips and how to sort out your accommodation. 

You will be notified via your student email of the time, date and location of your pre-departure session.

Before you leave

Get your travel insurance
All RMIT University students traveling overseas on an approved program receive complimentary travel insurance. Find out more, including what you’re covered for.

Research to find out if you need immunisations
You should seek information about any immunisations or health issues relevant to travelling and living in another country. Please refer to your own doctor for more information. RMIT partner International SOS has health information under each country listing. Information is also provided in the pre-departure sessions run by Global Experience and your school.

Find accommodation
In many cases, the host institution or organisation may provide you with relevant information regarding accommodation. It’s a good idea to do some research online to familiarise yourself with the area you will be living. If you are looking for temporary accommodation when you arrive in your host country, make sure you book for at least two weeks.  Please do not book any accommodation until after you have received a formal acceptance from the host institution.

Register with Smart Traveller Register your travel details with International SOS (ISOS) and Smartraveller
RMIT partner International SOS has a Travel Tracker system which helps RMIT and iSOS get in contact with you in case of an emergency. Smartraveller is an Australian Government website where you can register your travel details, so the Government can assist you in case of an emergency.

When you arrive

Let your family know you have arrived safely
When you first land it’s easy to forget this very important and simple step in all your excitement. 

Contact your host intitution and attend orientation
Check in with your host institution to find out about orientation and any other fun events.This is a great way to meet people and make friends.

While you’re overseas

If you’re sick and need of medical care
While you are away you can  International SOS for any medical, security and logistical questions, concerns and situations. 

Homesickness and culture shock
You are welcome to contact Global Experience directly for information or recommendations on support services that are available to you. Don’t forget to use the services offered by your host institution. They will have counselling services available but you can also just call in for a chat with the International Coordinator.