Our advice for new students

Four international students studying in the UK, US and China share their top advice to guarantee an amazing study abroad experience…

Nanye

speech-marksKeep up with each and every lecture! Don’t put work off to the end, it will make your course very hard. In your spare time, think about what you are going to do in the future. You need to start planning in advance. Don’t worry about asking teachers for help. Email them and don’t be afraid to ask questions. You need to keep good relationships with teachers. They are really patient; you can catch them after a lecture. If the teachers know the problem, they will definitely help. They will always give you good tips.” Read More »

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A beginner’s guide to the London Underground

If you’re new to London, it won’t be long until you need to use the famous London Underground! It recently celebrated its 150th birthday, making it it the oldest underground system in the world, and it has 270 stations and 402 km (250 mi) of track.

There are a few (under)ground rules to follow so, whatever you’ve called it before – the metro, subway, U-Bahn, underground – here’s your beginner’s guide to the Tube…

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Our top tips for packing to study abroad

Is it time to start packing for your study abroad adventure? Yes? Yes! Here’s some awesome advice for packing your bags from students who have already been there, done that and got the t-shirt…

iffah 2 speech-marksHonestly, the first piece of advice that I would give to anyone thinking of studying abroad is, don’t worry! Stop fretting about which pairs of jeans to stuff into your huge suitcase, or whether you would need that kettle (or any other appliance, really) for future use. Do not over-pack, because you would not want to go over the baggage size limit at customs. Read More »

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Visiting Google’s London headquarters

Tomide, from Nigeria, was lucky enough to win a tour of Google HQ in London! He told us about the day…

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speech-marksWhen I arrived at the Google headquarters in London, I checked in at the ground floor of the building where the general reception was. It was an amazing building and I couldn’t wait to explore it. Mr. Harry (Harpreet Sethi, Product Marketing Manager) met me here. He was my host and guide for the day. Read More »

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From fast to feast – an insider’s guide to Eid

ShareefSay a big WELCOME BACK to Shareef, our Arabic Language Web Editor!

He has been celebrating Ramadan since we last spoke to him and after the success of his ‘5 things you need to know about Ramadan‘ post, he’s back to tell us about the feast that follows…

 

 
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What’s your favourite food to eat at Iftar?

With so many people celebrating Ramadan from around the globe, we want to know what the most popular Iftar food is for our students! Check out our top 8 foods for Iftar and choose your favourite in our poll below…

So, what's your favourite food for Iftar?

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1. Ramazan Kebabi (Turkey)
Ramazan Kebabi is a meat dish from Turkey. It’s mixed with yoghurt, tomato, garlic and mint and served on flat bread. Let us be the first to say “YUM!” Here’s a super easy recipe for you to follow.

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How much do you know about Ramadan?

What does “Ramadan Mubarak” actually mean? Think you know? Take the test!

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Our favourite things about studying abroad

No one knows more about studying abroad than the students who are doing it – so we asked some of our students in the UK, USA and China to tell us their very favourite things about living and learning in a new country… 

Sedat

speech-marksI met many interesting people in my Academic English class. With some of them I keep in touch through the Internet and I’ve spent the last two years living with people who I met in that program. One of the best things is that these guys are from different countries. Communicating with them and trying to find something in common was very different and an interesting experience. I’ve learned about different cultures and started to understand the world better. I feel like everyone did. Read More »

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