What should students know about studying abroad in the UK?
That if they rent a car, to drive on the LEFT! Find out if there are subway or rail passes, whit costs to travel on the continent, how much financial aid will be available in advance, dates in, vacation times, dates out, costs of a Eurail Passes, that any medical conditions or dietary restrictions will be met. They should have a checklist & make sure everything is checked off!
Be prepared to experience a different culture. Just because you speak the language does not mean that you won’t have cultural adaptations to make. However, that is the point of going abroad to study! Use your time wisely and explore the country. Be prepared for expenses to be higher than they are in the U.S. Try to make living arrangements before you arrive as some universities do not have on-campus housing. Campus life is quite different from the U.S. experience so be flexible. Remember that attending university in the city will be much more expensive than living further away from London. And, have fun!
Studying abroad in the UK is like studying abroad anywhere else.
1) have purpose and an interest in the specific area you are going to
2) always have an idea of the weather
3) make sure your travel plans are in line with your destination because like the USA the UK is not a place it is a large body of 4 countries that you will want to have planned carefully to enjoy your journey
4) money exchange rate
5) power supply connectors
6) not forgetting a good camera with extra batteries to capture all the glory of your new friends and the sites
7) calling or skyping home, parents are nervous and want to know that you are ok (smile)
8) Having a Blast while you Learn
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