International students face a variety of extra challenges to their LSE experiences beyond adapting to a new educational system that may focus on different kinds of learning.
This includes potential Visa complications, registering for the NHS, navigating the different support services across the school, and adapting to life in London.
It is worth checking in with international students to ask them:
- How are you adjusting to LSE?
- How are you adjusting to life in the UK?
- Have you been able to find everything you need?
If students are having any Visa issues at all, please refer to the ISVAT page. The team are up to date with all current regulations and run drop in sessions in Michaelmas and Lent term at the Student Services Centre from 1.30pm to 2.30pm on Mondays to Fridays.
During the Summer Term and Vacations, the drop-ins are from 1.30pm to 2.30pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Alternatively, you can call them at 020 7955 6853 with specific questions or complete this form with any queries.
International students planning to work need to understand Visa restrictions, including those that apply through Summer Term.
ISVAT can help with guidance on this.
International students may also not know how to register for the NHS, as in many countries, health services on campus are provided by the university for students. There's more information for students, including links to search for GPs here.
Finally, if your international students are interested in learning more about London, but are uncomfortable discovering the city on their own, you can refer them to LIFE in London – a programme of events where students can engage with different London based activities.