Of course language difficulties are only some of the problems that international students face. Hopefully students reading this blog will find lots of support from their colleges and universities in regard to other challenges such as finding accommodation and getting to see a doctor, but it is still difficult to draw the line between language difficulties and cultural differences that overseas students encounter when they study abroad. It’s important to spend time considering how university study in the UK (and other English speaking countries) is different to what you may have been used to and that is the reason behind today’s link from The Higher Education Academy’s LLAS website. The exercises which I am sending you to have the title: EAP: University Challenge: a short orientation and listening course for international students. Don’t try to do all the units in one go, but do settle down and try to get through unit 1 part 1 in one sitting. The unit is here.