When you are preparing a stay abroad, it is important to gather a lot of information beforehand. For example, there might be additional opportunities for study abroad in certain fields. Your department coordinator should be able to tell you exactly which.
It is also important to start your preparations early in order to meet deadlines for scholarship and study programs. We recommend to start preparing at 1 to 1.5 years before the actual start of your stay.
Also, depending which country you are planning on going to, there are different things to take into consideration. You might need to apply for a visa, for example. Please enquire at the responsible embassy or country representation office.