Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Guest Blog: Great British Magazine Helping Foreign Students in London

Today, we have a guest blogger, Sam, who works at Great British Magazine.  Over to you Sam:

Hi all at Classroom Canada!  

My name is Sam and I work at Great British Mag (GB Mag), a lifestyle magazine and website for international students coming to study in the UK. As a recent graduate I completely emphasise with the daunting feeling that a student can experience when arriving at a new university. There is so much to do while trying to adjust to a new life away from home. This very real scenario is how I felt as a native British girl, so I imagine that this scary feeling must be heightened a thousand times for an international student!

As beautiful and interesting the UK is, it is still a foreign country and its customs can prove intimidating, so essentially GB Mag acts as a virtual online best friend; someone who  knows their way around the country and is aware of the  culture-  a very helpful resource for all international students. 

On the GB Mag website we have a ‘Get Started’ section which provides practical and useful guides on living and studying in the UK, such as how to open a bank account, how to register with a doctor, how to apply for a student visa, how to find suitable accommodation and much more.

GB Mag is re-launching  a better interactive website on April 23rd with new topics including ‘Ask A Brit’ - a forum where international students can ask any cultural related questions that boggles them, such as "Why do British people I don't know always call me 'Darling' and 'love'?". We also have an active community of international students whom are talking amongst themselves and to us, through our social media community via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

I understand the main readers on Classroom Canada are teachers who want to work in the UK, and I think this could be something that is useful both for you and your future students.

Thanks for reading!


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Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians ebook
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