Studying abroad can be the experience of a lifetime. It is also a worrying time for many students, with a lot of unknowns about life overseas. Thankfully, students who opt to live with Collegiate can be part of a welcoming and supportive community, taking the stress out of living abroad.

Our student accommodation is in cities across the UK, from Southampton to Dundee. We work hard to ensure that students from all over the world feel welcome and are happy to speak to you in advance about your requirements – whether you want to know how many Chinese supermarkets there are near your chosen Birmingham student accommodation or where to find the best independent cinemas showing foreign language films in London, our friendly concierge staff can help.

These on-site teams are available to help you settle in to your new ‘home away from home’. They are on hand to answer queries, help you orientate yourself and organise a range of social events, so that you can get to know your fellow students and begin making friends.

The layout of our student properties also encourages the forming of friendships. At every property we provide unique social spaces to help you settle in and get to know people. Each social amenity has been created with a view to helping you settle in quickly and feel at home.

For the same reason, security is also a big priority at Collegiate properties. International students often cite this as a concern when moving to a large city that they aren’t familiar with, so we’ve packed in a host of security features to put your mind at ease. Each property has secure electronic entry and CCTV in communal areas, for your complete peace of mind.

Another feature to help you feel at home quickly is our approach to bills. Everything is included in your rent, from electricity to water to Wi-Fi. That means you don’t have to worry about setting up new accounts with a long list of service providers as soon as you arrive in the UK, so you can settle in with ease and focus on getting to know your new city and your fellow students.

In terms of practical arrangements, we understand that international students can’t always bring with them as many belongings as domestic students. As such, we provide a range of lifestyle packs, which have been designed to provide you with everything from bedding to kitchenware. These mean that you can settle into your new home with everything you need around you, without having to work out how you can fit all of your saucepans within your airline’s luggage allowance limits!

For students living with Collegiate, we can even arrange for a car to collect you from your arrival airport and drive you to your new home, so that you don’t have to worry about getting lost on the way.

With student accommodation in 17 UK cities (and five more due to be revealed soon), we are well used to supporting students from overseas in their quest to find high quality student accommodation in excellent locations around the UK.

If you’re an international student looking for a home away from home, it’s time to book with Collegiate. Check out our UK student accommodation to find the perfect home for your student lifestyle experience.

For further details, email or call 01235 833 642.