Many international students are worried about making friends and the best way to combat this is to take advantage of university societies. This is important for international students as it provides you with a solid forum for meeting people with your interests. The sooner you make friends, the sooner you’ll begin to feel at home in the UK.
Don’t be afraid to break out of your university campus, town or city and just explore the UK. Take advantage of your time in the UK to examine our history by visiting our great landmarks-Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon Avon to the marvel of Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
The food you can buy in the UK reflects the many ethnic influences in British society. Most supermarkets sell ingredients from Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as food from many other parts of the world. The British are increasingly healthy eaters and there is a very wide range of organic produce available in shops and supermarkets.
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