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How to correct a passport stamp in the UK?

My daughter is visiting the UK from the US for a semester study-abroad program. Because it is less than 6 months, she doesn't need a Tier 4 visa. She arrived a few weeks before the program started in ...
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Confused about visa question: “Voluntarily elected to depart the UK” ? Yes or No?

I applied and successfully received a student visa from India in October 2017. I traveled to the UK on October 12, but could not register for the course. Since the latest registration date for my ...
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Is there a practical point in learning foreign words while travelling?

It is frequently advised for travelers to learn the basic vocabulary in whatever is the local language in the country they're visiting. The reasons usually given are: It can help in situations where ...
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UK student visitor visa refused, even though I am financed by a government scholarship

I believe my question is not a duplicate of another question. In that question their trip is funded by their father. In mine - not. I don't have a family sponsor but European Commision and Erasmus ...
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With a Canadian student visa, can I spend a night at Vancouver before continuing to Toronto?

I'm a Bangladeshi and I'll be attending college in Toronto. A few of my friends are living in Vancouver and I was wondering if I would be allowed to spend a day with them before I take another flight ...
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Universities open to public in South Korea and Japan?

In California and most other states in the USA, at public universities (and sometimes private universities), it is possible for anyone who is not affiliated with the institution to walk into a ...
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Throat singing lessons in Mongolia

I heard of throat singing (perhaps more correctly called overtone singing) from the film Genghis Blues. Although Paul Pena went to Tuva, rather than Mongolia, it seems that some form of overtone ...
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What organizations give computer science PhD students travel grants?

I'm doing PhD in Computer Science and am therefore traveling regularly to conferences. Since I'm running out of uni budget, I decided I need to apply for travel grants. I'm an international student, ...
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Burushaski teacher or course in Hunza Valley, Pakistan

I love exotic languages as much as I love travelling so one destination I'm considering for my next trip is Pakistan where a language famous to linguists for not being related to any other language is ...
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Should I hide my travel history to the UK when I apply for an Australian visa? [closed]

I went to UK with student visa in 2007 and my college was suspended by UKBA. Then I have joined a different college and got extended one more year later that college also blacklisted by UKBA. I was ...
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Where I can make chocolates in Switzerland

I'm going with my wife to Europe from 27/March until 15/April and we are looking for some good place where we will can make the true/traditional Swiss Chocolate. Some course or workshop for a short ...
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What are the practical implications of a name change for international travel and activities abroad?

I am considering a name change, which seems to be a relatively straightforward action, when one remains in the same country: certain documents are replaced with new ones bearing the new name, and ...
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Is it recommended I enter the US only in the city where my university is situated?

I'm an Indian student who will be beginning graduate school in the US. Before the start of my program, I want to visit my relatives who live in Atlanta, Georgia. Is it recommended that I enter US in ...
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Can I study the Welsh language as a traveller in Patagonia?

As a traveller interested in languages I have long been aware of the settlements in Patagonia where Welsh is spoken. But there's only about 1,500 to 5,000 Welsh speakers there and I'm assuming that ...
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Can having a second wife affect my Australian visa processing/stay?

I am already married and I am in the process of marrying another woman. Moreover, I am also in the process of getting Australian visa to study. I know that Australian laws do not recognize the taking ...
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Casual Khmer language classes or language exchange in Siem Reap?

As always on my travels I like to study the local language, as usual I don't have a budget that allows the prices of "proper" courses or individual tutors. So I'm wondering if there's some ...
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Where can I combine a vacation and learning to fly with a tourist visa, rather than needing a student visa?

I have 45 days vacation (I haven't decided when yet), I do not have a problem getting any visa, I have free tickets to any where in the world.. I just need to go to place where I can learn flying ...
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Dual Citizen: CA+USA Travelling to States for non academic school, do I need a student visa?

I am a dual citizen with CA and the US. I currently reside in CA and have done so for the last 15 yrs (I am 22). I travel on my CA passport. This fall I will be traveling in the states for 89 days for ...
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Somewhere tourists can lightly study Mongolian calligraphy in Inner or Outer Mongolia?

I'm currently in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia after having travelled through Inner Mongolia, China - which I'll return to when my current visa expires. I bought an English-Mongolian dictionary before I left ...
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Attend a lecture in computer science while travelling in the UK

I'm planning a trip to the UK in May. I will stay in London, Edinburgh and Dundee. It would be very interesting for me to attend a lecture in computer science there. Am I allowed to do this as I am ...
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Moving to Netherlands: would taking train with a lot of luggage possible?

Background: First time in The Netherlands, I am going to study at Delft. My accommodation is located on Schiedam, just around the Schiedam Centrum, so I plan to journey with train from Schiphol ...
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City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?

I like to self-study the local language in the places I travel to. I don't do courses or attend classes. I just arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It's a very multicultural city and though most signs ...
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Entering the Schengen area 12 days before my visa expires

I have a Vietnamese passport. I'm planning to visit Vietnam on July 7th and be back in the Czech Republic (in Schengen area) on August 29th. My visa is a multiple-entry, long-term, D type visa (for ...
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Visa for taking the New York Bar Exam?

I will be sitting the New York bar exam in a week and just sorted out my ESTA stuff online. I was wondering is my purpose for travelling covered under the Visa Waiver Programme. Do I need a different ...
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Learn to sail in Sydney?

In January I'll have a few days in Sydney (Australia) after a relative's wedding. Sailing is something I've always been keen to try, and Sydney seems like a perfect location to do so. Is there an ...
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Can a foreign tourist attend Okinawan language class in Naha?

I arrived in Naha, Okinawa yesterday and took an interest in the local language as usual since languages are one of my hobbies. Okinawan is a dying language separate from Japanese that is not ...
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Can a student visa to Australia be changed to a working holiday visa after the course without having to leave the country?

A friend here in Korea just told me he wants to get a student visa to study in Australia for six months then switch to a working holiday visa. I know Koreans are eligible for working holiday visas, I ...
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Chavitti uzhichil course in Kerala

I'm looking for a course in Chavitti uzhichil (massage using feet) in Kerala that is as cheap as possible (approximately 200 euros). No need for accommodation or food as part of the course. I need it ...
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Personal enrichment course for 90 days after 20 days stay under Visa Waiver Program

I just came back from my first journey to the US; I've been there for 20 days. Now I'd like to attend a personal enrichment course in music production that takes 88 days or so to complete. Ideally, I'...
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Where can I get a student ID in Poland (Wroclaw) using my American Student ID?

I am a student in America and I have just traveled to Poland. There are a lot of trams here and tickets are cheaper for student tickets then for normal tickets. I have my American student ID card but ...
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Where can I get a Sitar lesson in New Delhi? [closed]

Is there any English friendly music school in New Delhi that allows one off lessons for Sitar? Particularly one that would provide the Sitar for you.
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Is it possible for a traveller to study the Jeju language in Korea?

Korea's large southern island province has its own language or dialect which is not mutually comprehensible with standard Korean. As a traveller who likes to learn languages as part of my travel I've ...
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Language schools that teach Mayan languages around Lake Atlitlan, Guatemala?

I've been to Guatemala several times and always spend some time around Lake Atitlan. This is maybe the third most popular place to study Spanish in the country and has many language schools for ...
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Entering the UK on a visitor visa, then re-entering on a student visa

I'm an Australian student who has been accepted into the international exchange program at the University of Birmingham in the UK. I'll be there for one semester (less than six months), and as a non-...
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Student dorms in Stuttgart (Germany)

I'm intending to spend 6 months in Stuttgart in Germany starting from June 2014, and I'm searching for student dorms to stay in for one month until I find a room in a shared apartment. I'm willing to ...
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Can I attend a short course in UK using the visitor visa granted when I applied for a study visa?

I am an Ethiopian working PhD student and have applied for a short-term student visa to attend a short course in London, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The name of the course ...
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Homestay in Sweden to learn Swedish

I'm Dutch but in love with the Swedish language, so after some time on Duolingo I wanted to expand my knowledge of Swedish in real life. I found an organization which provides Swedish lessons in ...
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Which visa do I need for a 14-week bootcamp in the USA?

I'm a Portuguese citizen and I'm thinking to participate in a 14-week (98 days) computer science bootcamp in the US (Coding Dojo). Portugal is a country included in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) ...
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German national visa (Type D), but entry through another Schengen country?

Disclaimer: This might be a duplicate post, but while looking up this question I did not find a response that would put my mind to peace Hi, I am an Indian student studying in Berlin just for fall ...
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US Visa with British Passport [closed]

If you have a British passport and applying for university in the US, do you need a visa or is ESTA enough?
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Comparison transportation and expense in Paris

I am going to do exchange student program in Paris next month and also live for 9 months. Of course, I am just new there and wonder about the transportation service. My question: I would like to ...
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Difficult situation with german student visa [closed]

As the title says, I'm going to be in Germany working for a research group at a university. I will be with them for 82 days and I will then be traveling with my parents for 10 days. My problem of ...
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On-site photography workshop in Nepal or India

I am an amateur photographer but do not have the patience to take classes to get better. I've heard of good workshops being taught while trekking in the Andes or the Himalaya but I cannot find ...
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Can a valid student visa and study permit for Canada be used as a tourist visa?

I have a valid Study Permit and a student visa (S-1 TRV) for Canada, but I no longer attend the university in Canada and have transferred to a college in America. Can I use my student visa to enter ...
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Can my child attend a private school whilst I'm on USA ESTA?

I am British, currently staying in the USA for 6 weeks on an ESTA Visa Waiver. I am living with a local family and whilst here my child (9 years old) has been attending a private (non-state) school ...
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Finding a Tibetan language teacher in Danba, Sichuan, China

Last year I learned of a town in Sichuan that has a name that Chinese people tell me sounds like my surname. The town is called "Danba" and is in Sichuan to the west of Chengdu. It turns out to be a ...
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How can I find a good school to learn Japanese in Tokyo?

So I'm trying to live in Tokyo, and would like to learn japanese. I'm looking for an immersion school that will teach me Japanese starting from the basics to intermediate level (JPTL4-JPTL2). I used ...
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Can a minor have multiple standard visitor visas for the UK?

I am a teacher. I will take my students to the UK. Some of them already have visas for 10 years but I can not accompany them because my name is not listed on their visa stickers. If we apply for a ...
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Studying in the Netherlands but wanting to travel within the Schengen area

I am going to be a student in the Netherlands but am looking at doing some traveling in-between. I understand that i can freely travel to any of the Schengen areas as long as I comply with the 90 days ...
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Visa Type for Nesin Mathematics Village, Turkey

I am a student travelling from India, and I am unsure of the type of visa to apply for when travelling for the purpose of attending the Nesin Mathematics Village. It's a summer school type programme ...