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

All videos listed below are available to view on our Media Hopper service.

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

Click the links below to find out more about settling into life in Edinburgh

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

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

How do our current students like the food in Scotland?

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

How do our current international students cope being away from home?

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

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

Hear what students say about adapting to a different academic style



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