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We understand that living in a new city can be scary, so we asked two of our sponsored students, Hassan and Faris from Saudi Arabia, for their top tips on how to make the most of studying English in a new city! Here’s what they said:

  1. Get a Cardiff Bus pass

You can save a lot of money by using a Cardiff Bus Week to Go for under £15! This allows unlimited access to all Cardiff Buses in the city, so you can travel from your accommodation to school and anywhere else in the city easily. Click here to see a map of all the bus routes in Cardiff.

Photo: Visit Cardiff / Cardiff Bus is Cardiff’s leading bus operator with services running in the city, the Vale of Glamorgan and to and from Newport.

  1. Go to City Road

Just under a 10-minute walk from our Adult Centre is City Road, which has been named the ‘most culturally mixed place in Cardiff’. Our students told us that you can find great authentic food there! This article by WalesOnline explains how you can eat food from around the world on City Road.

Photo: Wales Online / How to eat your way around the world without leaving Cardiff’s City Road

  1. Live with a Host family

Living with a host family is a great way to help you to develop your English speaking skills as well as experience British culture. Our host families are carefully selected as we understand the importance of making you feel at home whilst you study at CELT. For more information about our homestay accommodation, visit https://www.celt.co.uk/accommodation/.

Photo: CELT / Accommodation

  1. Get Monzo

Hassan told us he loves using Monzo for all his banking needs. Unlike most other banks, international students can sign up to use Monzo quickly online! Check out this article on why you should definitely get Monzo.

Photo: Bluegg / Where did you get that fluorescent pink card from?