TARC Uni UK Summer program

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Previously I did mention that I went for a 3 months semester program at UK. That was 2 years ago but the memories of the time there are still fresh in my mind. Ah! Those were the good old days. In this post, I will be giving you a glimpse of how the 3 months in UK will be like. A little something for my juniors that will be going for this program.

One has to prepare an amount of RM30,000 excluding flight ticket in order to go there. But trust me, during that 3 months, you will not need to spend that much. In fact most of the money will only fly when you start your Europe trip else rest assured there will be atleast RM5,000 for you to bring back. :) Still, if you are planning to go for the Europe trip (whether it is with tour or backpack) then I will say, RM30,000 is not quite enough. Especially if you intend to buy branded goods there. 

The flight ticket costs about RM5,000 (max) and as for the RM30,000, there is Kojadi loan which is offered for aiding students should the family finds it difficult to fork out that amount within a short time. The interest is quite high though. An approximation of 6-7% per annum. You can google about them to find out more about the loan or you can always wait for them to come over to the college. There will be a session at the KL main campus where the staff from Kojadi will brief you on everything you need to know. 

So.. that are roughly the amount to anticipate to get yourself to UK and enjoy~! It is not an everyday thing that one gets to travel to the other side of the globe. Especially when money is the main barrier. Give yourself some credit and make sure you enjoy your time at the UK but of course, make sure you pass your exam too. Cause your degree qualification is just that 3 months away. ;)

One thing about going to UK that you will experience is.... jet lag!! You say good morning... when its midnight... going out of my head... alone in this bed... -Jet Lag, Simple Plan Unless you are a night owl who doesn't sleep until 3-4am then I think the impact of the massive difference in timezone should be minimal for you. 

Another thing will be the weather. I went to UK during 2012, the time where UK plays the host for the Olympics~! yay~ I didn't buy any tickets to any match though. It is too expensive, not to mention with its conversion. That year was much warmer compare to the previous years. That was what the lecturers said but it was still very cold for us especially when the (strong) wind blows. So bring/pack more thick clothing!

Since it is summer when you go UK, you will be tempted by..... their Summe Sale~!!!! Lots and lots of sale~!! And their deisgner outlets: Bicester Village and Cheshire Oaks. One day trip will be offered for these 2 places so don't need to worry about not being able to go there. ;) The branded goods like Burberry, Ralph Lauren, la Coste, Prada, Fred Perry, Fossil, etc etc are really very cheap.

These are the basics on what to be aware of and look forward to during your stay at the UK. Sigh. Feel like going back there so much. To relive that 3 months again~ 

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