United Kingdom, island country located off the northwestern coast of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom comprises the whole of the island of Great Britain—which contains England, Wales, and Scotland—as well as the northern portion of the island of Ireland. In general, UK has warm summers and cool winters. Summers are cooler than those on the continent, but the winters are milder. Generally speaking, UK is one of the most gentle nation and the country is multicultural so there is not much to worry about when it comes to expatriates’ or foreigners' safety and security during their time abroad in the United Kingdom. As a whole, the UK benefits from low crime rates and very effective emergency services. Still, the situation is not always perfect. UK has a great reputation for their universities.