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Meet the Volunteers – Laura

Name: Laura Age: 30 Country of Origin: France Hostel Manager at Railton House (Paddington) What brought you to London? When I first came to the UK, my aim was to stay for a short period of time. It has now been 10 YEARS. I am living in this amazing, cosmopolitan city and I feel very lucky. Why did you volunteer at LHA? I was so determined to improve my English

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Meet the Volunteers – Sonia

Name: Sonia Volunteer at Davies Court (Canary Wharf) What brought you to London? I came to London to complete my masters degree at Glasgow Caledonian University. Upon completion of my degree, I decided to stay and settle in London. How long have you been living here? I joined LHA London in September 2019. I was a resident first and subsequently returned as a volunteer. How did you hear about LHA

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Meet the Volunteers – Ezequiel

Name: Ezequiel Age: 23 Country of Origin: Spain Volunteer at Railton House (Paddington) What brought you to London? To have a new experience, improve my English and meet new people. How long have you been living here? For one month. How did you hear about LHA and volunteering? Through a friend. Describe a typical ‘day in the life of a volunteer’ at LHA? My duties are for 20 hours a week and

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Meet the Volunteers – Giuseppe

Name: Giuseppe Age: 23 Country of Origin: Italy Volunteer at Railton House (Paddington) What brought you to London? I came to London because I consider it to be the ‘city of opportunities’ – you can become whatever you want. How long have you been living here? Before moving, I took several holidays here. Now I have been living here for one month and I really feel at home. How did

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Meet the Volunteers – Iberia

Name: Iberia Age: 27 Country of Origin: Spain Volunteer at Torquay House (Royal Oak) What brought you to London? London is a very lively and cosmopolitan city – full of things to do and see. I have always loved this city and decided to come here to have a new experience in my life, explore a new culture and improve my English – which is almost the universal language! How

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Meet the Volunteers – Matteo

Name: Matteo Age: 28 Country of Origin: Italy Volunteer at Railton House (Paddington) What brought you to London? Sometimes you know when it’s time to move on. When my company decided not to renew my contract (because of COVID-19), I realised that it was the right time to leave my country. Because of LHA London, the city has allowed me to develop myself personally and professionally. I can meet new

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The Feel-Good Factor of Volunteering

Many of us know that volunteering is a great way to gain new skills and experience, meet new people and make a difference to local communities. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to explore a new country or city. Take for example, LHA London’s volunteering programme which has provided the first stepping stone for many young people from all around the world to build a base in London. British Citizens, EU

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Navigate Your Way Around London Town – Our Top Ten Tips

Covering a whopping 607 square miles, London can be a daunting city to try to navigate especially when you first arrive – but don’t panic. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was London – so take your time and enjoy this exciting city. Here are our top ten tips to navigate your way around London: Download the London Underground Tube Map App route planner or grab a map from your

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Learning the New Way…at Uni

Wondering what your university experience will look like in September? Whilst it may vary across universities and countries, one thing for sure is that the new academic year will certainly be…well…different. The Covid-19 outbreak has changed the way that universities function – a trend that may continue once the pandemic is over. We are all used to an environment where students meet on campus, gather for lectures, socialise in the

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Meet the Residents! – Carmen, Belsize House

Do you have lots of questions about making the move to London? Not sure where to start? Wondering what your fellow residents would be like at LHA London? Or perhaps you’re just worried about finding cheap accommodation in London? Moving to a new place can be daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. We caught up with some of our residents to give you an insight on living with LHA

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