University of Surrey International Study Centre
As a new student joining us at the International Study Centre, you may have some questions about what it's like to live and study in the UK, and what you should do before you arrive.
To help you plan your journey and make sure you enjoy yourself here to the fullest, we have prepared some checklists and practical information to guide you.
Please contact us if you still have any questions.
Find out everything you need to know in our 2018 induction pack. It guides you through Welcome Week activities and other practical information.
Arriving in January? You will find your induction pack here soon.
If you are starting in January, term starts on Monday 21st January 2019. Please arrive at 9am to start your induction at the International Study Centre.
Read our arrival guide to find help for planning your journey, what to pack and what it’s like to live and study in the UK.
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Your first week at the International Study Centre will be busy. Our staff have prepared events and activities to help you settle in and learn more about your programme – this is called ‘induction’.
Your Induction Programme is a complete introduction to the UK, the University and the International Study Centre. This is why you have to arrive in Surrey on time for it.
Explore campus and learn about your new life:
There is more to do when you arrive – discover what your first week will bring.
Please note that all students staying in University residence will be required to attend a Welcome Accommodation Talk. Please read the full schedule for information about the talks.
Studying abroad at the International Study Centre is a new and exciting chapter of your life. Make the most of your time as a student here with some of our tips.
Britain is home to residents from around the world, giving it a vibrant, cosmopolitan feel. You’ll soon be able to adapt to a whole variety of situations, from understanding British etiquette and slang to cooking your own food and going out with your new friends.
It won’t take you long to make friends, but whilst you settle in, we will organise events designed to help you meet your classmates and build new friendships. There are also many societies you can join to meet people with similar interests to you.
The UK is a multicultural country and you will find local shops will sell most things you will need. If you can’t find what you’re looking for locally, some of the larger supermarkets stock a wider range of international products. There are also restaurants serving cuisine from around the world so if you’re looking for something to remind you of home you’ll be able to find just what you want.
Download our campus map to help you find your way around when you arrive.
"I always wanted to study abroad – it was one of the things I wanted to achieve in my life. Studying abroad is not just about getting a certificate or a degree – you also understand other cultures."
from United Arab Emirates
Studied International Foundation Year - Engineering, Mathematics and Science
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