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… 

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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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INTO University of South Florida celebrates the World Cup

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The final games of the World Cup are happening over the next few days! We hope that all of our students and centers have had fun watching the games and have especially enjoyed sharing their World Cup photos with #INTOworldcup!

Which of our centers was hit the hardest with World Cup fever? INTO University of South Florida!

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Celebrating Ramadan in the UK

Introducing Nora, our Enrolment Counsellor specialising in the Middle East region! She offers some expert advice on how you can observe Ramadan when studying abroad in the UK…

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Celebrating Ramadan in a different country and away from your family can be very difficult, and it can be particularly challenging if you’re trying to adapt to a Western culture during your studies.

In 2014, the fasting hours in the UK can last for up to 19 hours, making the days longer than they would be in your home country. Luckily, Britain has a large Muslim community that celebrates Ramadan every year so you are not alone! Here are my three tips for coping with fasting this summer…

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Five Ways Americans Celebrate the 4th of July

Hey everyone, it’s Gloria from the INTO Higher social media team and I’m here to tell you a little more about the Fourth of July! While the origin of this holiday is to mark America’s independence from Great Britain back in 1776, you’ll find most Americans celebrate this holiday (also known as Independence Day) a little differently than you might expect.

Here are five traditions and ways this annual holiday is celebrated in the States:

1. Fireworks

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All across the country, in big cities and small towns, you can find fireworks shows. Many cities hold the fireworks on the Fourth of July, but some towns choose to do it a few days before or after the holiday. Can’t catch a fireworks show in person? Don’t worry – these shows are televised as well! Read More »

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