Tips for Studying Abroad

From small daily tasks to life changing decisions, there are lots of things that can make us feel anxious. Studying abroad doesn’t need to be one of them!

Initially, the idea of waving goodbye to your home and going to study in a new country can be scary. But those brave enough to take the plunge are rewarded with a once in a lifetime experience.

We asked the experts (our own international students), what tips they’d give to someone considering studying abroad.

‘Join some clubs to try and make new friends, communicate and share your feelings.’

Mon from Myanmar

‘Be as friendly as you can, make as many friends as you can. Be open and show your personality.’

Ensar from Kosovo

‘Go and study hard. Don’t overthink or stress, people will help you feel comfortable and friends will help you open up.’

Nekieda from Albania

‘Enjoy every moment, time goes so fast.’

Aranza from Mexico

‘Explore places you’re not familiar with and find your comfort place.’

Emir from Malaysia

Moving to a different country in pursuit of your education creates lots of exciting opportunities that might not have been available otherwise. It is a big step, but one worth taking.

Attending CATS Cambridge means you become part of a global community of learners, who each enrich our school with their own unique cultures, experiences and personalities. Being an international student gives you the opportunity to be independent within a supportive environment, immerse yourself in different cultures and build a global network, enhancing future study and career opportunities.

Check out our Mental Health Awareness Week page for more tips and resources to help you to better understand and support your mental health. 

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