how to wisely pack and prepare for studying overseas.
I am Xinrun Li, one of the international exchange students, and I love travelling around to explore new things. I am writing this article to record my unique experience and share some practical tips for those who are currently preparing for summer courses.
It is crucial to ensure that I am fully prepared before taking off. As for me, assorted things are to value, like expenses, visas, what to bring before departure, and how to adapt to an unfamiliar environment. To avoid forgetting something important, I have created a to-do list that reminds me to organize my schedule effectively before going abroad.
Besides that, I have considered necessary expenses and other costs, which might be useful overseas, including costs for entertainment and souvenirs. Equally important is that adding an international plan to our mobiles will enable us to successfully use our cell phones abroad.
From Dalian University of Technology, SAF Summer Correspondent Xinrun Li is chronicling her experience at University College London.
Last but not least, I am passionate about London and its culture, so I have done numerous research and taken some time to better familiarize myself with my new place. I found some information of London including the local traditions, popular food and drinks, and places nearby that I can visit easily. By knowing briefly the geography and history of London, I feel that I can better fit in and gain local experience easier, making my time spent more meaningful. In addition, to make a difference in overcoming those few days of adjustment, I am refreshing my language skills.
I think this opportunity for self-improvement is of great significance to me. Now, I am ready to start my school life at UCL!