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Chinese student follows his dreams to Cambridge

Bo Wen Wang is a Chinese student who moved from his home in Dalian, China to the UK. Now, two years on, he has fulfilled his dream of getting into the University of Cambridge to study engineering.

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Coming to the UK to study can be both exciting and daunting; one of the things which will help you feel secure about your new life is having a comfort zone that you can call home. The following information should help you through the maze of student accommodation options and show you how to secure a place in your housing of choice.

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