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My favourite spot in London

My favourite spot in London

PARTICULARLY interesting is The London Particular. A haven for some of best brunch bowls, delicious hot chocolates and a beautifully quaint interior that is a step away from bright lights and avocado on toast hot spots you...

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Istanbul: a tale of two continents

Istanbul: a tale of two continents

ISTANBUL'S central role in world history is beyond dispute and the city which was once the capital city of two of the world history's largest empires still plays a role as the unmatched hub of Turkey's economic...

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Bristol's hidden treasures

Bristol's hidden treasures

BRISTOL is certainly one of the most popular places to live in the UK and the main aspects of living there which fascinate people are the city's eccentric and quirky sides. We put together a guide below to help you find...

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AFRICA

COMMENT: What getting a degree in Zimbabwe actually means.

COMMENT: What getting a degree in Zimbabwe actually means.

AFTER 37 years of autocratic rule, Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's President on Tuesday the 21st November.  Mugabe chose to succumb to the military and avoid the humiliation of impeachment despite refusing...

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Things to do in Cape Town as a student

Things to do in Cape Town as a student

CAPE TOWN, one of the most beautiful places in the world, is home to stunning beaches, the city is one of the best in Africa with plenty of rich historical background and a variety of different cultures.  There are...

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Things you should know about Africa

Things you should know about Africa

JOY MOLOI is in her final year of a Bachelor's of Commerce degree, majoring in law at the University of South Africa. Joy has written her first blog piece for Student World Online about Africa and some important...

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ASIA

Istanbul: a tale of two continents

Istanbul: a tale of two continents

ISTANBUL'S central role in world history is beyond dispute and the city which was once the capital city of two of the world history's largest empires still plays a role as the unmatched hub of Turkey's economic...

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Asia’s Universities: Moving Up the Charts

Asia’s Universities: Moving Up the Charts

ACCORDING to the 2018 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings’ ‘Top 50 Under 50’ seven out of the top ten in the world came from Asia, with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore coming...

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Ten things you didn’t know about Russia

Ten things you didn’t know about Russia

HERE are a lot of unusual and fascinating facts about Russia like the one, for example, that it is bigger than Pluto. Here are ten interesting and, more importantly, true things which might be new to you. There are actually...

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

The best things about living in Sydney as a student

The best things about living in Sydney as a student

SYDNEY regularly gains a favourable position in the league tables as being one of the most desirable cities to live as a student, thanks to its exotic climate, friendly people, lively culture, and world-class opportunities....

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Best places for students to stay in Sydney

Best places for students to stay in Sydney

IT can seem a little daunting when you’re moving to a new city to start a new university or college course, particularly when you’re not too familiar with the city and don’t know the best places to live....

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Best things to do in Sydney for students

Best things to do in Sydney for students

AS one of Australia’s largest cities and the capital of New South Wales, Sydney is an awesome city to go and explore, whether you’re visiting for fun or embarking on a course as an international student in Australia....

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CANADA & USA

10 Reasons Why A Catholic College Or University Could Be For You

10 Reasons Why A Catholic College Or University Could Be For You

IF you're looking for a college to attend next year, then a Catholic college can be a great option for students of faith. If you're looking to work within your church on a career based level, then it makes a lot...

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Around the world in eight semesters

Around the world in eight semesters

I have always been interested in travelling but had never journeyed on my own until opting to spend my university years in Switzerland. When searching for universities in the United States, I discovered many schools that...

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Native American Heritage Day: why is it important?

Native American Heritage Day: why is it important?

THE day after Thanksgiving, the fourth Friday in November, the United States celebrates the Native American Day. This date encourages Americans to recognise their native American heritage, history and contributions. MJ...

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EUROPE

My favourite spot in London

My favourite spot in London

PARTICULARLY interesting is The London Particular. A haven for some of best brunch bowls, delicious hot chocolates and a beautifully quaint interior that is a step away from bright lights and avocado on toast hot spots you...

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Istanbul: a tale of two continents

Istanbul: a tale of two continents

ISTANBUL'S central role in world history is beyond dispute and the city which was once the capital city of two of the world history's largest empires still plays a role as the unmatched hub of Turkey's economic...

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What are the best ways to settle in to uni life?

What are the best ways to settle in to uni life?

MOVING abroad to study is surely one of the most worthwhile challenges and biggest opportunities anyone could hope to have. It can expand your horizons beyond what you thought possible. You may decide to settle in the country...

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IRELAND & UK

Interested in volunteering? Here's how to do it

Interested in volunteering? Here's how to do it

VOLUNTEERING while at university as an international student could well be one of the most rewarding things you've ever done.  Taking some time to give back to causes you care about isn't simply about making...

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Some tips for international students applying to UK universities

Some tips for international students applying to UK universities

APPLYING to a UK university as an international student certainly isn't easy, but it probably not as hard as all those tales you've heard make it sound. We thought we'd put together some of the best advice...

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English language podcasts for international students

English language podcasts for international students

THERE'S no getting away from it: mastering the English language is as difficult as mastering any other, no matter what anyone says. The more practice we can get, the better.  The Oxford Royale Academy, which...

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LATIN AMERICA

Nicaragua celebrates its Independence Day

Nicaragua celebrates its Independence Day

Nicaragua is a Central American country located between Costa Rica and Honduras. Sometimes so I can help people locate my country I tell them it is close to Mexico or Panama so then they say "ahhh right!" and they...

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What is Erasmus and who is eligible?

What is Erasmus and who is eligible?

WHILE there are countless networks of universities offering international experience opportunities, there is no programme as broad or comprehensive as the European Union’s Erasmus programme. Established in 1987, Erasmus...

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From Brazil to Edinburgh: Help with Planning My Move

From Brazil to Edinburgh: Help with Planning My Move

ONE of the things I liked most about Napier, even before the start of the academic year, was their International Student Ambassador programme. Thanks to that, I had contact with a Brazilian student who gave me valuable information...

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TURKEY

A short guide to Turkish media

A short guide to Turkish media

WHAT'S the best way to get to know the country you're thinking of moving to, in order to study towards starting a successful career? The truth is that the internet allows us almost unlimited resources to find out...

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Could Big Data transform PR?

Could Big Data transform PR?

WILL the use of Big Data in public relations and advertising render the skillsets of graduates irrelevant?  The news for those prosepctive students considering careers in public relations and advertising, but fearful...

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Why Ankara is a global cultural hotspot

Why Ankara is a global cultural hotspot

ONE common mistake made by those not familiar with Turkey is to assume that Istanbul is the capital of the country. This is surely forgivable, considering that Istanbul is the former imperial capital and a former jewel in...

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