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Studying in Scotland for a year...
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Hey everybody! I’m a new member but have been reading posts for awhile now. Hopefully you guys check this post out, looks like the study abroad page doesn’t get used too much. Well I have recently applied to study abroad in Scotland for an academic year. While I am there I plan on travelling on my vacation dates and after the end of the school year.

I plan on wandering through Europe until I either run out of money or the next school year starts which ever comes first. I might even meet up with my traveling friend who travels europe every summer break. Money might run out first i had no idea the dollar was only worth about half of a pound! I guess i don’t really have any questions at this moment just sharing what i plan on doing.

Should be great!

Anyone else studying in europe this upcoming year?

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I plan on wandering through Europe until I either run out of money or…
Just don’t mention this to border controls.

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Well yeah i don’t actually plan on running out of money i plan to be on the plane heading home when the money goes bye bye. 

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Right. What I meant was that you likely won’t get in if border control questions you, and your answer is no deeper than “I’m just wandering around until my money runs out…” kind of answer. You have to have proof of onward travel within the allowed tourist days, and if pressed, proof of insurance while travelling and proof of means to support yourself. If you show up with 2 normal size suitcases, plan to stay a few weeks with hostel reservations to prove it, don’t look or smell like a hippie, and have your receipt for onward travel, then you most likely will not have a problem. This might be interesting to you: http://www.delta.com… I just don’t want you to have huge surprises and come back to E’trip and post “why didn’t anybody tell me???!!!” -type questions.

I did read that you said you will be studying in Scotland for a year, so you will have a student visa for travels within UK. Keep in mind that US citizens (I’m guessing your are?) have 90 days max in Schengen Border countries—combined—in a consecutive 180 day period. So, for example, during the school year you travel to Spain and Italy and France for a week or 2 at a time… not a problem. But if you load up all of this toward the end of your student visa expiration date, then it could mean your trip gets cut short if you plan to be in Schengen-land more than 90 days.

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I might be studying in Scotland next year. I’ve narrowed down my countries to Germany, Austria, and Scotland. I’m not totally sure yet, and because of my major i might not be able to do it until the year after, but for now scotland is a possibility Smile

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talk to jboy, he could probably give you assistance in getting a place to stay & study guidance

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Sorry everyone I have been away… But anyways thanks Don for the Advice and I have done some of my homework. For example I realize that I can only stay in the Uk for a 180 days without a visa and the schhengen border for 90. Luckily for me on the receipt for a plain ticket the study abroad program i am going through requires me to buy a round trip ticket. Although i’m allowed to pick the return date as long as it is within one year of the arrival date.

Nlo88 where would you be studying in scotland? I really wanted to study in either austria or germany. But alas i’m not fluent in German which was required for all the schools i looked at.

heavydrinker the school is giving me a place to stay in scotland the school sets it up but thank you. But i Might get a hold of him for study guidance.

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I’d be studying at University of Stirling if I were to go to Scotland. But I’m not entirely sure yet, I’ve put 5 years into studying German, and I’d feel like i’m not giving it a chance. So it’s going to come down to final program costs Smile

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Well if I had five years of europe i would be going to swizterland, austria or germany right now instead of scotland not going to lie… haha 

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haha true Smile

i don’t even know if i can go next year, but i’m going to push for a semester abroad! I ended up having to take out a student loan and now i need a job :/ so it’s pushing studying abroad pretty far away…

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Man that blows! Oh well I hope it works out for ya and If you do end up going to Scotland hit me up i’ll buy ya a beer!

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Well I leave in 19 days, I got my visa my plane tickets and all those arraingments and money in the bank just waiting to get spent. Now I just gotta figure out what do you pack for a 9 month trip where i’ll be living in a tiny apartment with 5 people i have never met before.

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Okay question, what exactly do you pack for a 10 month trip to a foreign country?

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Woa…that sounds exactly like what I want to do. Study abroad in the UK. I just don’t know where to start. It doesn’t help that I’m stuck in Africa with super slow internet…Any ideas of where to begin?

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Jenni wrote:
Woa…that sounds exactly like what I want to do. Study abroad in the UK. I just don’t know where to start. It doesn’t help that I’m stuck in Africa with super slow internet…Any ideas of where to begin?

Here’s a blog with a few tips.

I’d suggest making your own post so that it sticks out more. You’ll get more responses.

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If you’re looking to do a Masters level course in the UK, this may be helpful:www.britishcouncil.org.in/scotlandscholarships?smo=et. They are offering scholarships to Scotland Universities for lots of post-graduate courses.

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There’s a scholarship for masters programmes to Scotland Universities available at www.britishcouncil.o….
It’s a great chance to get into one of the top universities of UK. Check it out!

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

There’s a scholarship for masters programmes to Scotland Universities available at
It’s a great chance to get into one of the top universities of UK. Check it out!

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Don wrote:

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I plan on wandering through Europe until I either run out of money or…
Just don’t mention this to border controls.


Yes thats a good advice Smile

I have budgeted $1000 for 3 days
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