International student life in Edinburgh

Moving to a new city is always challenging, no matter how many times you’ve done it – but it can be even more stressful when that city is in another country! A bumpy ride on an emotional roller coaster, sharing the seat with anxiety and excitement. Is there a better way to describe it? We don’t think so.
However, living in Edinburgh will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. It is an incredibly beautiful, vibrant city, filled with character and diversity. 
Are you feeling a little overwhelmed and unsure about how to spend your free time? We put together a list of things you could do in order to get familiar with your new home, find new friends and make sure your time here is one of the best experiences of your life!


1. Meet & Speak

This is a real must do for every international student! If you want to meet new people, test your language skills, or just play ping pong and enjoy some drinks together – this is the place to go. 
You are encouraged to have fun, meet new friends and speak to people from all around the world every Wednesday at a venue called “4042”. 
And if you feel like the night is too young to end: there’s always a group of people hitting the clubs afterwards.

2. Day and Weekend Trips in Scotland

Having settled in, you may have noticed how many places you should visit both in Edinburgh and Scotland. Travelling by yourself with public transportation can be very expensive and might not be the best way to meet new people. 
Therefore, we from Citylife have dedicated ourselves to create affordable experiences, where everybody comes together in one big international community! Every Sunday we are visiting one of the most beautiful, significant and famous locations in the area. Have you ever seen one of the Harry Potter film sets or the home of mysterious Nessie? If not, you are welcome to join us and experience being a part of our community.


3. Adventures Abroad

Have you ever seen the Eiffel Tower, or experienced the heat of the Sahara Desert? For the sixth time, Citylife is organising an unforgettable trip to Morocco! This year you will see the magic of Marrakech, dunes of the Sahara Desert and some stunning places in Fez and Chefchoune.

For those who fancy seeing more of Europe, we have the perfect trip for you, where we visit the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Shopping, Christmas markets and culture will take your breath away. A fantastic opportunity to see 3 European countries in just one week.

4. Monthly activities

Bowling, dancing, walking tours, ice skating, or experiencing the nightlife on our Bar Crawls – we are up to (almost) anything here in Edinburgh. Our huge international community will never let you spend another lonely evening in your room.
Make sure that you follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be well informed about everything we do.

Join our WhatsApp chats to communicate with all the internationals in the city.


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