A Survival Guide for Thai Students
You’ve been accepted by a university in the UK. You’ve bought your plane ticket. You’ve got your visa. You’re good to go…or are you? Don’t waste this opportunity to earn a career-changing degree by getting homesick. Here are three tips to ensure you get the most out of your study in the UK.
1. The Weather
Having a temperate climate, the UK has four distinct seasons: summer (June to August—warm), autumn (September to November—cool, windy, rainy), winter (December to February—cold, snowy), and spring (March to May—cool/warm, rainy). However, it’s not unusual to experience four seasons in one day. Be prepared! Just because it’s summer, don’t forget to take a warm jacket—preferably a waterproof one!
2. The Food
There are plenty of Chinese restaurants in the UK and an ever-increasing number of Thai restaurants—although they tend to be VERY expensive—so why not try and make the most out of the local cuisine? Start your day just right and chase away the cold with a full English breakfast flavoured with a dash of tangy HP sauce. For lunch, liven up your fish ‘n’ chips with tasty curry sauce. At dinner time, give your roast beef and Yorkshire pudding a kick with horseradish sauce!
3. The Language
Whether studying, asking for directions, buying something, or ordering food, you will need to speak English. And guess what? You don’t have to worry about grammar to communicate in English. Just dive in, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and see how your fluency improves as you become more confident. Of course, you can improve your English while you’re there, but it pays to prepare before you go. Fortunately, Insight English in CP Tower on Silom Road has developed tailor-made Overseas Study Preparation Courses that focus on developing your fluency and confidence, allowing you to function in a wide variety of everyday situations.
For more details about the Overseas Study Preparation Courses at Insight English, visit their website: www.insightenglish.com or telephone: 02 638 3311