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3. Contact a counselor at the overseas institution to discuss the student's program, needs, and potential barriers, as well as identify resources in the host country.

A personal contact at the host institution can be an important member of the planning team. Support contacts can be established in advance to help the student identify potential barriers, resources, and solutions in the host country. While the contact person can be helpful in identifying barriers, accommodations must still be identified and implemented to meet mobility needs.