Culture shock

Hear current international students reflect on their experiences in transitioning into life in Edinburgh, adapting to local culture, academic life and passing on their top tips

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Main Concerns

Hear what some of our current students' main concerns were before coming to Edinburgh, and if they became a reality…

Scottish Accents

How easy is it to understand the Scottish accent? Hear how some of our students find it.

Scottish Weather

Hear first-hand how our students cope with the Scottish weather.

Away from home

How do our international students cope being away from home?

Adapting to the academic style in Edinburgh

Hear what students say about adapting to a different academic style.

New friends

Find out how easy it is to make new friends in Edinburgh.

Top tips for new students

Hear some top tips from our international students before you come to Edinburgh.

The food

How do our current students like the food in Scotland?

Adapting to life in Edinburgh

How did our international students adapt to their new lives in Edinburgh?

Related links

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