Tips to Follow When You Arrive at a University Abroad
- May 9, 2018
- Posted by: administrator
- Category: Study in Abroad
The university is a significant change for many students, even more so when you decide to go to study at a university abroad, where you go on entirely new foundations. New countries, new friends, new housing, etc.
All your daily life is turned upside down, very often for the better, sometimes for the worse, and here are some tips that might prove to be useful once you have decided to study abroad.
The work and teaching methods will be different:
Keep in mind that many of the work methods you have learned in your own country, whether in high school or higher education will be a little shaken up. If the university gives you autonomy, this is, even more, the case to study abroad, where you will manage your studies alone, and impose a pace of work; no one is behind you.
Teachers in the Anglo-Saxon system, and often in the rest of Europe tend to favor much more work and personal research, without giving you any guidance. Greater autonomy and motivation are needed to keep pace and not settle for the minimum!
If you are going to have more work, you will also have a lot more free time than you can manage as you wish. It’s up to you to find the right balance between work and leisure.
More independence and responsibility:
Whether you finance your studies with a loan, or you have the support of your parents, you will have a maximum budget to respect; the money is unfortunately not infinite. Articles on the budget needed for each country have been published to give you an idea of the average cost for a year of study; it is up to you to adopt the budget of your project according to your needs.
To save money, avoid using your regular credit card which adds a fee for each use. Find out about the most cost-effective food signs and avoid unnecessary expenses. Try to adjust your output pace and hobbies to your actual budget, not your desires.
New friends and a new social network to create:
It is unlikely that you will know the students you are leaving with, and even if they are not likely to be more than a dozen. Throughout the year, and especially at the beginning of the year, you will make hundreds of meetings, or even thousands depending on the size of your university. These students will come from all over the world, and will very quickly form groups to which you will have to integrate.
So do not stay in your student housing to talk to your friends and stick to social media platform once you have reached otherwise you miss an opportunity to make many new friends, and integrate without difficulty in the student life of the UK universities.