International applicants

Go Connect

A hospitality scheme helping international students connect with local people. Student applications for 2018/19 will open on 01 September 2018.

International students

Meeting a local person or family can help you settle into University life, learn more about Scotland, enhance your experience of studying abroad and increase your understanding of local traditions and customs.

Go Connect is a forum for international students to meet with members of the local community. Please refer to our information sheet below for the most commonly asked questions.

You will be notified if you are successfully matched with a host, otherwise you will be placed on a waiting list.

I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the scheme and it definitely exceeded my expectations. It was a lot of fun getting to know my host and travelling around Scotland. My host is absolutely lovely and I'm really glad I got the chance to get to know her and spend time with her.


Student applications for 2018/19 open on 1 September 2018, and close on 17 September

Meet an international student

Go Connect is a highly rewarding and enriching opportunity to learn more about different cultures and ways of life.

Your commitment doesn't have to be large; it can be as simple as meeting for coffee once or twice. However, some hosts enjoy spending more time with their students, meet more regularly and enjoy going on trips around Edinburgh and Scotland.

If you would like to find out more about Go Connect, please refer to the information sheet below.

If you would like to take part please register your interest below.

I've been a host for a while. Each year has brought different perspectives, thought provoking conversations and always an exchange of food! Most of all, I've built up some great friendships and learned a huge amount

Dawn SmithGo Connect Host

Register your interest

If you have any questions about Go Connect please contact us:

Contact the International Student Advisory Service