Connectivity is not an issue in the UK, and its people are thankful now because they have unlimited access to information online. The Internet helps break barriers when it comes to learning, as you can easily look up information and get served everything you wanted — and even more than you asked for. Still, it is not a good enough replacement for what you can learn when you go out and immerse yourself in the more authentic experiences around you.
Where to get that kind of informative and authentic experience, you ask? Well, London might be a good destination if you want a sampling of various cultures in one go.
Finding a Place to Stay
Schooling in London, for instance, means staying there for a couple of months or years. Those who enjoyed their stay may even want to continue and work there once they graduate, which means that there is a need for accommodation that is affordable and suitable for long-term tenants.
Worry not since shared flats to rent are everywhere in London, and they fit just about any kind of budget. This is an important hurdle to get over, as one of the things that students think will stop them from studying or working in London is the cost of living. You would, of course, need to book your accommodation in advance to secure your spot.
Preparing for the Move
Next up on your agenda is booking a flight (if you are coming from overseas) or reaching London from Edinburgh, York, Scotland, or other nearby places.
Do note that if you are coming from the United States, once you are in London, you will need to drive on the opposite side of the road. You may want to start learning about that as part of your preparation. The bulk of your preparation, though, must be spent on packing and planning for the most ideal time to travel.
You might want to say your goodbyes at this point, but do not plan all farewell parties at the last minute. Doing so might lead to you not being well rested and ready for the time difference and the jetlag that will ensue once you get to your destination.
Enjoying Your Surroundings
Once you are in London, it is time to get started on what you came to do: to study. That may be in the form of formal schooling in top universities in the area or it could be through simple immersion.
You will learn a lot from the locals whom you would meet in pubs, museums, public transport, or everywhere else you choose to visit whilst here. If you applied for student exchange programs in London, you can broaden the people you mingle with, as you will also share a classroom with students from other parts of the world.
Your stay in London can be purely for leisure or it could be for something more productive. Though you can learn a lot by reading resources through your computer screen, nothing still beats the experiences you can collect during your stay.