Welcome to ChefTalk. It sounds like you are embarking on quite an adventure - new country, new culture(s) AND training!
I lived in London for a number of years, although I'm Scottish - and I attended a short course at LCB in Paris, more years ago than I care to remember. I found it very, very interesting and it fuelled my amateur interest in cooking, which I still follow.
There is a specific area of the forum which is for culinary students - please have a look, you will find lots of interesting threads there. Feel free to join in on any thread on the site which you find of interest, or even start your own.
Good luck with your move!