I’m a junior in America and I plan on applying to US and UK universities. Of the UK universities I plan on applying to, some have the option to apply using Commonapp as well as UCAS (Durham U., St. A’s U., and U. of Glasgow). I understand you can’t apply to a single university using both Commonapp and UCAS, but can you apply to seperate UK universities using Commonapp and UCAS? Could I apply to Durham U., St. A’s U., and U. of Glasgow on Commonapp and U. of Oxford, UCL, U. of Edinburgh, U. of Manchester, and King’s College London on UCAS?
Separately, is it difficult to make friends as an American at UK universities (especially during COVID)? I’m concerned the cultural barrier may make this difficult, even without a language barrier.