Settling into university: the trials and tribulations of an international student

Starting university can be an incredibly overwhelming experience, from the new environment to the new people. For an international student this overwhelming experience is intensified as you immerse yourself in a completely new culture. You have to deal with culture shock in addition to the things that come with going to university for the first … Continue reading Settling into university: the trials and tribulations of an international student

Roses are not red and other things you might learn when arriving at the university

I am sitting in my room and looking up at the pinboard calendar. Just realizing that almost two months have passed since I first arrived. A lot has happened, including: countless socials (always look for free pizza) dance lessons, the discovery of the fact that Diagon Alley is just a 40 minute walk from my … Continue reading Roses are not red and other things you might learn when arriving at the university

Why I chose York (from the perspective of an international English Literature student)

Hi there! I’m Mi Chelle, a second year student from Malaysia studying English and Related Literature. Applying to university can be a stressful process. Even after you’ve received offers from the universities you applied to, you still have the daunting task of choosing one to go to and kickstart your university life. York is an … Continue reading Why I chose York (from the perspective of an international English Literature student)

Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective

Some of our students explain what Freshers’ Week is really like at university in the UK, from the perspective of an international student. Mi Chelle, 1st Year English student, Malaysia An event for everyone: Colleges will put on events for freshers, from club nights to quizzes to movie nights. You’ll be meeting a lot of … Continue reading Freshers’ Week: an international student’s perspective

Making friends in York

Read tips and advice from our international students on the best ways to make friends at university in York.