International Student Advisory Service
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General Support and Social Activities
The International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) provides general guidance and support and can signpost students to receive help on a wide range of issues including financial worries, adjustment or cross cultural difficulties and academic problems.
No appointment is needed to attend the drop-in at University House 12:30-1:30 each day. If your query requires more in-depth help, you can make an appointment to see one of our advisers.
Advice leaflets on important topics are also available on these web pages and in hard copy format from colleges and The Base, A-Floor, University House. A handbook is sent to all new students coming to Lancaster with their dependant family members.
Students with families
If you have a partner and/or children who will be joining you at Lancaster we extend a warm welcome to them and hope that they will enjoy their stay here. There are several ways in which they can get involved and meet new people. There is an English class for partners of international students, various family-orientated day trips, and the facilities of the University such as sports and faith groups. Find out more here.
There is also more general information on bringing your family to the UK here:
There are schools for all age groups in Lancaster and the surrounding area. You can
Social and cultural activities
The International Student Advisory Service (ISAS) organises a number of social events for international students to meet members of the local community at Lancaster, especially through its strong links with Rotary International (see http://rotary.org/en/Pages/ridefault.aspx )
The Lancaster University Students Union (LUSU) organises social events and societies catering for diverse interests and some of which are specifically aimed at international students. Find out more at http://www.lusu.co.uk/societies More information can be found out at the Freshers Fair in Intro Week.
You might find some of these links useful
UKCISA UK Council for International Student Affairs Chttp://www.ukcisa.org.uk