You will have access to support services here at Goldsmiths as well as those within your host university or organisation.
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Intercultural Fluency Course
All Goldsmiths students have free access to an Intercultural Fluency skill course, via Pagoda Projects. This course focuses on 'work readiness' in a post-pandemic world, and will help you develop vital intercultural communication skills necessary for your time abroad.
The deadline to register is 30 April 2021, and you can complete the course at your own pace throughout the remainder of the academic year. You will be awarded a certificate upon completion.
Support at Goldsmiths
You will still be able to access all the support services available at Goldsmiths.
The Disability Service can provide advice and guidance on how to manage your disability while abroad, and can advise on adjustments that may be needed. They can be contacted on disability (@gold.ac.uk).
The Global Opportunities Team are on hand to answer any queries or concerns you may have during your time away. They can advise on anything from changing your Learning Agreement to getting in touch with your Erasmus Advisor.
It's important to familiarise yourself with the services available at your host university, or within your host organisation.
Find out about the support they have on offer, such as wellbeing and advice teams, and ensure you know the contact details of your Erasmus Advisor.
If you're studying abroad it's a good idea to get involved with the Students' Union. This is a great way to make friends and find out about support networks.
It's often easier to get support from the country you're in, particularly if you need adjustments made.
If you're unsure of where to go or who to talk to within your host university or organisation, then the Global Opportunities team here at Goldsmiths can point you in the right.
Getting involved locally
To help settle into your new environment it is also important to get involved in local life. You might want to join a club or society or take part in a language exchange. Look out for local meet up groups or check whether there is an Erasmus Student Network near you: esn.org