Malta - image taken by UWE Bristol student Rebecca Xeureb

Practical guide

Arriving in a new place and learning how to live, study or work in another country can be a challenging experience. This online guide aims to help you to prepare for this transition by giving practical advice for preparation and when you arrive.

Before you depart

Read our advice on how to prepare for life abroad, and download our handy checklist.

Whilst abroad

A useful arrival checklist and tips to help you settle in.

Returning home

Actions to take before you return home to the UK – and what to do once you arrive home.

Travel advice

Important travel safety advice and insurance information for students who are studying or working in EU countries and around the world.

Language learning

Improve your language skills with these language apps and resources.


Plan your journey, get travel tips and find cheap flights using our collection of useful apps and websites.

Useful contacts

Contact details for teams who can provide advice and support before you leave, whilst you are abroad and when you get back.

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