Overcoming the challenges of being a foreign student in London
Csilla Kulcsar discusses the problems she faced as a foreign student and how she overcame them. You may find this helpful if you're in a similar position.
Winston Churchill said: “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty", and that's the quote that represents my student life. In November 2011 I took the decision to move from Romania to the UK and study in London and, for now, I have no regrets at all.
The first weeks at university were quite hard, I have to admit it, because English was my second language and accents were very confusing! I thought people were not friendly, but it was later I realised they were raised in a different way than me, therefore, they were more reserved. I found it hard to get attached to people. On the other hand, the Middlesex staff were always ready to help. Slowly, I adjusted to the way life works in London.
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