So has anyone ever done it. I recently went to wales and absolutely loved it disregarding the rainy weather i liked it alot. Id love to go there to study. I live in the US and im 18 right now and i think it'd be a great experience at a young age to embrace another culture. I know it prolly costs a ton, but is it really complicated?
I'm sorry I can't help you - but I see you had a great time during your travels!! Good to see you made it home safe and sound! Now go travel some more!!!
If you are already studying it might be an easy thing to do, IF your university has an agreement with a University in Wales. If this is not the case, you might get in contact with the university in Wales directly to find out the application requirements and apply directly.
I studied Islamic Studies in Germany from 1999 to 2003 and in 2000 I arranged a semester abroad at An-Najah University in Nablus, Palestine. I took lessons in Arabic there and it was very cool.
It wasn't very hard to arrange, all it took were a few phonecalls, arranging some papers with my uni and booking the flight tickets.
The most difficult challenge you generally face is the foreign language. You are usually not able to follow any lessons in the foreign language, so you need lots of time to become fluent in the foreign language first and then to reach a level where you can actually study. If it hadn't been for that, I would have stayed at An-Najah and completed my degree there.
If you are interested in studying in Wales, look at the uni's there and what courses they offer. Then inquire about the procedure for taking lessons there - what requirements do they have, cost involved, etc. Once you have decided, contact the UK embassy and get a student visa. Similar procedure for the rest of Europe.
BTW, If you want to study in Germany, let me know and I'll walk you through the procedure.
It is also important to figure out whether you intend to do a full degree abroad or do only a semester. The procedure for a semester abroad can be very easy compared to a full degree. It also makes usually more sense to do a degree in the country you intend to live in as compared to come home with a foreign degree.
Masters and PhD is another matter, of course. There a foreign masters on top of an US-American bachelor can be highly impressive and in certain fields even a requirement.
I'm about to do it!
I'm going to spend 6 months in Denmark, in The International People's College. (It's a Danish folk high school.)It seemed like a good way to spend a gap year before going to university. Travelling and studying abroad are the things I've always wanted to do. Oh, and the plane leaves in 15hrs.