If you are travelling overseas during your holidays, you should request a letter from reception saying that you are a full-time student at One-Tech and we are expecting you to return to complete your studies. You can show this letter at the airport when you return.
You may need a visa to visit the country you are going to. To apply for a visa, you need to go to the embassy of the country you are visiting. Search the Yellow Pages telephone directory for London Central. Look under Embassies and Consulates.
These can be expensive, unless you get them from you local doctor, in which case, they are cheap or free. Some vaccinations take several weeks to take effect, so make sure you have them early. If you apply in advance, you can get vaccinations from your local doctor.
However, doctors do not keep all vaccinations in stock, so you must see the nurse at your local doctor's surgery as long as possible before you are going to travel. The nurse will ask you questions about how long ago you had vaccinations for different diseases. You will not know the names of these in English, so you should check the website before you visit your nurse and look up the names of the diseases in a dictionary. Write down the names of the vaccinations you have already had and when you had them, so that you can help the nurse when you see her/him. To find out which vaccinations you need go to http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
You can get student discounts on flights if you have an International Student card. These cost about £6 and you can buy them from STA Travel in Goodge Street. There are a number of companies offering very cheap flights around Europe, for as low as £9! Most of these flights go from Stanstead airport. There is a train from Liverpool Street station to the airport. The train fare is about £10 each way. For details of cheap flights, look in the Sunday papers for offers.
Popular companies for this are:
Buzz Away http://www.buzzaway.com
Ryan Air http://www.ryanair.com
Easy Jet http://www.easyjet.com
These airlines have a limited number of flight destinations. If you want to find a flight beyond at other destinations, try http://www.deckchair.com The cheapest flights on this website are with Go, but there are lots of other offers available.