Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Where and How: I lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, for six months via BUNAC, an organization that arranges temporary work permits in the U.K. for young Americans. I worked mainly as a temp at the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Best Advice: Learn to drink beer before you go -- otherwise, learn while you're there. Socialization in Scotland seems to revolve around pubs. Don't get caught up in daily life and forget to see the sites -- you can take the bus, hop a train, or rent a car and drive to many places without needing to fly. Don't be surprised if you can't understand anything people say, especially from the Highlands, even if they're speaking English.

-- Erica Silverstein, Features Editor, Cruise Critic

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