Survival Tips for a Student Abroad

Today, I will give you some tips that can be useful when you're living by yourself in a foreign country!

12 March 2020

While pictures may show Edinburgh’s dazzling sky and beautiful volcanic hills that guard the city, the weather has never been generous to me. It is very windy because of the coast and hills, so you can’t use an umbrella—or else the wind will blow the umbrella inside out!

When the weather doesn’t allow you to go outside, I suggest using online stores and online delivery services. Lots of students have difficulty figuring out what to eat every day. When I didn’t know I could use a food delivery service, thinking about recipes was exhausting. Using a delivery service is very convenient! You can save your energy and it is much quicker and easier to keep track of your spending. Lots of supermarkets offer online delivery services as well.

For delivery food: Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Just Eat 

Grocery: Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrisons, Ocado 

When you do grocery shopping, don’t forget to check these things:  

1. Minimum amount spent: most shops have a minimum you can spend, and spending more than a certain amount incurs a lower delivery fee. Ordering a loaf of bread is nearly impossible and even more expensive. However, if you are planning to order a pack of water, a large amount of frozen food, and washing liquids, online shopping is never the better.  

2. Delivery slot and location: the delivery cost differs depending on store and time. Some of the shops don’t even provide delivery services to Edinburgh. Therefore, before starting your shopping, you should insert your address and slot time.  

3. Last but not least, don’t forget to check expiration date!


Survival Tips for a Student Ab

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