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There are many things to prepare for and organize before your departure from your home country to your study abroad location. Essential information will be communicated to you through your student portal and email after you are accepted to FIE. 

In addition to any home-school preparation students might have, pre-departure orientations on partner campuses are often conducted by a visiting FIE staff member.  You will also be emailed pre-departure guides to help them with their preparation. 

Please ensure you add to your Safe Senders list, as all emails will come from this domain. If you haven't received information that you think you should have, please check your spam/junk folder. Please also ensure that the email address that you provided on your application is correct.  


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Prior to your arrival, you will receive important information about your program through our 'Preparing for London' email series. 

You will receive the following communications: 



Please see the following information to determine the type of visa you require. You will get the password to access our immigration guides once you have received an offer to study with us.



At FIE, your safety and security is our primary concern. Expect regular communication from FIE during your program, with guidance on how to stay safe in London and further afield. Before your arrive, read through our personal safety, health and emergency incidents webpages, and prepare the following:



It can be hard to know what to bring with you for your study abroad program in London. For a helpful list of what to pack and for answers to other frequently asked questions, visit our Arrival FAQ page. 



Study abroad students of all backgrounds face unique challenges in adjusting to their host country and cultural nuances. FIE encourages students to reflect that as a study abroad student, you bring more than just physical belongings with you to the host country, but also your personal culture, background, experience, values, interests, and identity.

FIE seeks to support students with their adjustment process as much as possible. As you are preparing to apply for your FIE study abroad programme, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, concerns and support needs around aspects related to your identity, such as diversity, background, LGBTQ+, religion and faith, first generation, disabilities, veteran or any other aspects related to your own self.

If you are interested in setting up a time to talk with an FIE staff member about these concerns, please email our Diversity & Inclusivity Leads at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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