Arrival checklist

Checklist time

Studying abroad for the first time can be overwhelming especially if you are used to living with your family, and having things taken care of by your parents or guardian. Don’t worry, MABECS Global education advisors have curated another checklist for you before and after you arrive in Switzerland. We hope that this will reduce your anxiety as you leave home for a new start!

Before going to Switzerland

Besides the necessary steps after your degree application, such as applying for student visa and applying for the police certificate of good conduct, here are a few important tasks you should complete before going to Switzerland:

  1. Make sure you already have medical and travel insurance for Switzerland that covers your time studying in, and travelling to and from Switzerland. If you need further information, speak to a MABECS Global education advisor.
  2. You should arrange accommodation before you arrive in Switzerland, even if it is just for the first few days. Have your accommodation address written in English ready to show the taxi or hire car, or detailed directions if you are using public transport. If your institution is picking you up from the airport they will take you exactly where you need to go.1
  3. Not sure what to pack? Here are two of our favourite packing lists.
  4. Curious how it’s like to arrive in Switzerland for the first time? Glion Institute of Higher Education has put together a video of an international student arriving in Geneva, Switzerland and how it’s like to be in a new country for the first time.
  5. Remember to put all important documents in your hand luggage. It is wise to keep a photocopy of your birth certificate and passport in your checked luggage and leave a copy with a family member or friend back home just in case your luggage is missing (it can happen!).2

Note down the contact details for the International Student Support Staff at your campus.

Further reading

Make sure to bookmark the websites below if you’re applying to pursue a degree in Switzerland:

  1. Studying in Switzerlandis a comprehensive resource for studying in Switzerland, aiming to give prospective and current international students a full insight into studying, living, and the costs of their new academic Swiss lives.”
  2. Information about Switzerland  — A helpful website that tells you all you need to know about Switzerland in a nutshell! For example, it details out the Swiss education system and how education is one of its very important resource since Switzerland does not have natural resources.3

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