If you are here, you are the lucky winner of a trip to South Africa. Actually, I am joking a little bit, but if you decided to read this article, it should be because you want to go and study in South Africa, right? The reasons may be divers: maybe you want to find out more about the African culture. Or maybe you want to dedicate yourself for a social cause later and help students in South Africa by teaching there as a language teacher or mathematics teacher, to just give an example. Of course, your reasons for deciding to study in South Africa are important, but it is not about this that we discuss in this article. We will be talking about how to get ready for your trip and stay in South Africa. What tips would someone need before starting to plan their study stage in South Africa? What are the main points someone needs to know in order to stay safe and keep their personal information and belongings safe?
Stay safe in South Africa
When it comes to security, students who chose to go to South Africa and continue their studies there need to know how to avoid being fooled in a method or another. Some strategies that are used to fool people are the scams by phone. Scammers can call anyone, including foreigners and try to sell them some fabulous products and steal money or personal information from them. Make sure you avoid that by checking any unknown number which calls you on the online platform Who Called Me South Africa. This tool is amazing, revealing information about scammers, in order to help you take the best decision when you are asked to buy something or to give money for a cause.
Find a place to stay next to the university
I am sure you will prefer to have a place to stay just close to the university. Make sure you check that before you fly to South Africa. Make sure you also know how to get to your place and to the closest supermarkets. You will need to be familiar with that.
Look for someone to guide you
If you’re completely new to South Africa and you need some guidance, you can download or buy a map with the town and the surroundings. You can also make a list of the useful places you need to go, just like supermarkets, university, shopping centres, etc. Get used to walk in town and keep all the streets and locations in mind.
Have all you need to stay healthy
As the climb changes, your body may need some help to adapt to all the things that are different while you stay in Africa. Make sure you take all vitamins and supplements you need to stay fit and be able to handle all this.
All in all, make a list with all you personally would need to feel great during your study stage in South Africa. Allow yourself to grow, learn new things, enjoy every moment!