Now that there’s less than 3 weeks until the semester ends, I feel it is the right moment to go over the tips that might be very helpful to future students who are thinking of coming to London.
Tip #1: Always Have a Plan
I cannot emphasize enough how important this is. Having a plan will not only make your journeys more enjoyable but also cut down a significant amount of unnecessary cost. You will also be able to see more of the city as you spend less time wandering on the street frustratingly.
Tip#2: Take Few Classes/Walk Around More
You might think a semester is a long time for you to explore Europe, but trust me, it is not enough. There are just so many places to visit and so many things to see. If you overload yourself with classes, you will definitely regret it.
Tip#3: Carry an Umbrella at all Time
This might sound silly, but it is a very helpful tip as London is a rainy city.
Tip#4: Pack Lightly
You should pack lightly and limit your belongs to only the absolute necessaries. During the fall break and after the semester, you will definitely want to travel to many countries in Europe. Bring big suitcases on and off the buses, underground, and trains can be very inconvenient and frustrating. Furthermore, you will definitely have a lot of shopping to do. It will be a shame if you can’t fit what you buy into suitcases.
Tip#5: Don’t Procrastinate
An opportunity to spend a semester abroad is very rare, and it might be tempting to self-talk yourself that it is all about foreign experience and not about college works. Wrong. After all, this is a study-away program. Studying is still an essential part of the semester, so you will be better-off if you plan ahead and don’t procrastinate.