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 the online application portal Mobi of the time, date and location of your pre-departure seesion.

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.

Six weeks before you leave, 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
We’ll help you organise your 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.  

Register with Smart Traveller 
Smart Traveller is an Australian Government website where you can register your travel details. It will help your family get in touch in the case of an emergency, whether it's a natural disaster or family issue. 



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.