Why?

Moving to a new place is exciting...

... but stressful if you are unsure about details or don't have any friends there.

International Student Welcome (ISW) offers friendship and support for new international students to Cambridge University. It is hosted by friendly students and residents who already know Cambridge and are willing to answer small (and big) questions that aren't always easy to figure out on your own.

ISW is organised by the Christian Graduate Society (CGS) for all new international students. We can't wait to meet you!

We hope to meet many of you soon!

With warmest regards,
The ISW Team 2021

Where we cannot help

Before contacting us...

... here's how we can and cannot help.

The ISW team will assist you in any way it can, but there are some areas where we will not be able to, and you may wish to look elsewhere. We are always happy to point you in the right direction.

What we CAN do: We can help you find out further information about your college or accommodation that you may need, and we can tell you a lot of general day-to-day things about living and working here.
A lot of useful information will be found in our Welcome Booklet when we release this in the coming weeks, so watch out for this!

What we CANNOT do for you: We cannot offer academic advice. Questions about which courses to take or what study options would work best for you are best directed to academic staff in the relevant departments. Contact details for various university and college staff can be found here.
We are also unable to advise about scholarships and funding, and would again direct you to the relevant staff in your own colleges and departments, although some information about graduate funding can be found here.