Studying in the UK For a Semester

Studying in the UK For a Semester

a guide to studying in the UK as an international student.


One of the most exhilarating things that you can do in your young adult life is spending a semester studying abroad. You will meet new people, experience a different culture, and will of course help you to develop a better understanding of your course. Moving to a different country can be a huge change of pace and at first you will find it to be quite daunting for the first few months until you settle in. Here are some things to remember along the way.

Getting the right visa in place:
Although you will be told this on many different occasions during the application process, but you may need to get a visa depending on where you are coming from. For example, if you are travelling from the US to the UK, then you will need to acquire the correct UK Visa. Not having the correct credentials can cause problems when you are trying to enter the country and can even mean that you end up being deported.

Research:
It’s always beneficial to conduct some research and to make sure you know the area that you are going to be living in. Moving to a new country is never easy and you will find that you are not accustomed to some of the culture. If you are moving to the UK, then you will need to know about everything from the weather, to the transport system. Everything will be slightly different and the more prepared you are to have something in place, the easier everything becomes.

Finances:
It’s important to familiarise yourself with the currency and the exchange rate in the UK. It’s known to be quite expensive depending on which part of the country you live in, so you need to prepare your finances in accordance to this. When you open a UK bank account, it’s also important to make sure that you have the necessary documents available to make the process much easier and more salient.