Ready to pack your bags? We can help with all the last-minute details.

Soon, you will be leaving to start one of the biggest adventures of your life – getting your degree in the UK.  We are so excited for you! 

Across the Pond’s student advisors have been in your shoes before. The weeks leading up to your departure can be exciting, nerve-wracking, scary, and fun all at the same time, and we know you have a lot of questions about your move overseas:   

  • “What should I pack for the UK – I hear their weather is all over the place!”  
  • “How will I keep in touch with people back home?” 
  • “Will I have health insurance in the UK?” 
  • “How do I set up a UK bank account?” 
  • “Do they have peanut butter in the UK?”  (Yes, we get this question.)

Across the Pond can answer all of these questions for you and more.  Our Pre-Departure Guide includes the following vital information: 

  • Our tried-and-true packing list  
  • Advice for your first few weeks in the UK 
  • What to expect while living and studying in the UK 
  • A brief guide for traveling abroad while based in the UK 

In order to get the FULL guide, you must be a prospective student at one of our partner universities and tagged as an Across the Pond student on your UK university record. This is not as hard as it sounds. Just fill out the form below, and we will take care of the rest.

(PLEASE NOTE: We are partial partners with universities not listed on our website.  Even if you do not see your university listed, please let us know where you plan to attend anyway.  We may still be able to help!)

At certain times during the year, we also offer a Pre-Departure Webinar where you can learn even more about moving to and studying in the UK from advisors who have done it themselves, as well as ask any lingering questions you may have.

Pre-departure guide


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