I’ve moved to the UK for my second year of University this September. You might notice that I have actually spent my last year here as well, but due to various reasons, this year became utterly and totally different. Living here in my first year proved to be challenging but on a very different level. I have spent 9 months in the UK (with some breaks though, adding up to a nearly balanced timespan living abroad and home), all in the most expensive and luxurious hall of residence that was available. This meant floor heating with a thermostat and a king-sized bed for myself in an en-suite room. You might imagine that it did help a lot in concentrating on my studies.