5. Take part in local life
All towns and cities have their traditions and one way for students to successfully integrate is to get on board with them. Perhaps that means avid sports fans get a season ticket to their local football team or maybe their local area puts on an iconic annual festival – following the local calendar and traditions is a great way to learn more about their new home and joining in will help cultivate a sense of belonging.
Action: Share local news and traditions on your social media. Give students enough notice to organise their time and get tickets.