Pre-Departure Q&A Day Summary

Pre-Departure Q&A Day Summary

Florence Robson  Posted by Florence Robson, Jun 11th 2015, 10:15

It's a stressful time of year for students heading abroad. From checking the final details of their placement to organising flights, accommodation and banking (not to mention the nerves!), it can become overwhelming.

That's why, on 11th June, TYA Answers hosted an Pre-Departure Q&A Day in partnership with British Council Study Work Create!

We had some great questions, covering practical topics such as how to find accommodation and choose a bank and whether to buy a foreign SIM card, as well as emotional topics such as how to deal with homesickness and coping with flying alone.


  • Users logged on from the UK, Russia, the USA, Spain, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, Austria and Italy.
  • TYA Answers now has over 1300 users, with over 500 of those logging on to ask, answer and discover on the day
  • Over 75% of the visitors to the site on the day were new users
  • 104 different institutions and organisations are now registered on TYA Answers
  • The questions on TYA Answers have been viewed almost 89,000 times.

Here's a taster of the questions:

The questions and answers will stay on the site for future year abroad students to find the answers to their pre-departure questions.

There is also a great Before You Go section on with articles and advice to students prepare to move abroad.

Thank you so much for taking part in the day! If you were unable to join in on the 11th, remember that you can ask, answer and discover on TYA Answers at any time.

The TYA Team


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