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I am planning on living in England for 9-12 months and I was hoping to find advice on what all I need to do.

I know I have to, for instance, get travel insurance, apply for a visa (and they only give 6 month visas--then you have to reapply) but what about finding an apartment, putting all my stuff in storage, putting a car in storage, etc. Things I'm not thinking about? Recommendations for medical insurance? Advice? I'm coming from Madison, Wisconsin, hoping to be in England from September 2014 to july 2015.

Man, this is complicated! Any ideas would be appreciated...

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