Academically speaking, the International Foundation was the perfect preparation for my Engineering degree. I found the Maths content we covered especially useful, as some of the most important concepts we need to know in our first year were not covered in my high school curriculum. Our Maths tutor was so good at explaining new concepts to us in a clear and easy to understand way, I sometimes still look back on my notes now when Im revising! It really felt like the best preparation for my course.
If I had to describe Leeds, Id say that first and foremost it is a student city there are lots of students from all over the world studying and staying in the city. There are always new shops and cafes opening, and lots of things to do socially. Its also not too big, and the people are very friendly and helpful too.