The EMLE programme is difficult enough without the extra pressure of scheduling travel and worrying about travel documents. Depending on your country of origin, applying for, processing, and delivering travel documents such as study visas can take a significant amount of time. Finding out this information with respect to your specific country falls on your shoulders.
Booking flights, organizing luggage, setting up bank accounts, handling local community registration, obtaining identification documents; these all take time as well. The more tasks you can complete before you depart, the easier and less stressful your studies will be. Since you may be dealing with four different countries (your home country and three different country study locations), it is important that you research how your bank deals with international money transfers so you have access to cash.
A good starting point is through your country’s consular website, as well as the consular websites of your destination countries. After that, the easiest is a simple web search for the information you are seeking.
Once again, we stress that you start early so your experience can be one of scholarship instead of stress.
"My dear EMLE professors,
I'm writing you because I just came back home and I would like to say "thank you" for being part of the best experience of my life.
EMLE allowed me learn ideas that I had never thought before and made my brain touch its limits more than once, enhancing my knowledge each time.
Undoubtedly, you gave plenty of tools that I have to apply now in the case of my country to improve its development and the life of its people.
My best wishes,
(Mexico) [EMLE Student 2008/2009]