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Just have to share - DS will be going to University in Scotland

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After leaning in this direction for months, DS yesterday "hit the button" and accepted admission at the University of Edinburgh; his course will be history. We're happy and excited for him, and not that we needed more excuses to visit Europe, but now we have another one. I'm sure all of our travels to Europe and in the U.S. as he was growing up contributed to his interest in a university abroad.

We visited Edinburgh last year on a trip planned before he developed an interest in the University, which of course was very helpful in the decision-making process. We got lots of helpful advice here in planning that trip, and as you can tell, the Scotland portion was very successful!

Any suggestions, advice on anything other than the obvious would be great (he'll start work on the visa this weekend; he's chosen self-catered housing; bank account and cell phone must be obtained after he gets there) would be great. He's been a member of the Scotland and Edinburgh sub-Reddits for a while now, and I know Edinburgh has something for admitted students, and all that has helped. There's also a great blog (The Uni Guide) run by a U.S. citizen who's now a sophomore at Edinburgh.

In terms of food, as he'll be cooking (he's an ok cook, but needs to develop a budget-conscious, time-saving repertoire), do regular grocery stores carry items like tortillas and pita bread (at student prices)? We cook Mexican / Southwestern quite a bit, and that's the one cuisineI think there's less of in Scotland - or maybe not! And is peanut butter as cheap there as in the U.S?

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