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Things you should know about Africa

Things you should know about Africa

MAGUATA 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...

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Cheese, chocolate and mountains

Cheese, chocolate and mountains

WHEN someone says “Switzerland” what comes to mind? If you had asked me this question four years ago I would have said: cows, chocolate, alps, and The Sound of Music. I have not done a proper survey, but I...

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Izmir: Five things to do and see

Izmir: Five things to do and see

IZMIR is Turkey’s third largest city, with a reputation for a liberal local culture which makes living there laid back and steady-paced. It’s often simply overlooked by tourists making their way to attractions...

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AFRICA

Top 5 movies that capture South Africa’s talents

Top 5 movies that capture South Africa’s talents

When I think about South Africa it’s hard not to think about its rich arts and culture, specifically our film industry. After all, we did produce Oscar award winning actress Charlize Theron. Although she may have raised...

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Close Encounters with Endangered Species

Close Encounters with Endangered Species

DURRELL Conservation Academy’s post-graduate diploma in Endangered Species Recovery is a 6-month intensive course based in Mauritius. Offering a mixture of practical and classroom-based study, the PgDip is designed...

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Journey to SU President

Journey to SU President

RECENTLY, we met with Ahmd Emara, Egyptian national and President of The Students' Union at UWE to understand why he decided to get involved in student politics. In our interview, we hear about his experience as...

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ASIA

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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Indian Innovation: celebrating the best tech

Indian Innovation: celebrating the best tech

THIS year, India commemorates 70 years of independence from the British Empire. To celebrate, we look at some of the latest technological developments in the country:   Celebrating Indian Independence day in...

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

On the rise: International Students in Australia

On the rise: International Students in Australia

AUSTRALIA is known for being a beautiful and fascinating country surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Beaches, forests, and incredible cities paint the landscape of one of the best countries to live in in the world. Many young...

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Top 10 Global Universities Under 50: QS University Ranking 2016-2017

Top 10 Global Universities Under 50: QS University Ranking 2016-2017

THE top spots in most annual global university rankings, whether in a particular academic subject or overall, are usually dominated by highly established institutions that are already household names: Oxbridge and the Ivy...

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A Quick Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in Australia

A Quick Guide to Post-Study Work Visas in Australia

THERE have been some major changes to the Australian visa process, meaning staying as a postgraduate could be harder. However it isn’t all doom and gloom. We have put together a short guide explaining some of the options...

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CANADA & USA

Canadian Thanksgiving

Canadian Thanksgiving

IN Canada, October is a time of both change and gratitude. As the colours of the leaves transition from brilliant green into striking reds, oranges and yellows, and the chillier weather reminds us of the impending winter...

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10 Facts about California every international student needs to know

10 Facts about California every international student needs to know

THE thought of California evokes a lot of colourful imagery, but there is definitely more to the state than beautiful beaches, Hollywood stars and great weather. Here are some facts that might surprise...

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What Canadian Scholarships are on offer for 2017/18?

What Canadian Scholarships are on offer for 2017/18?

As the number of international students flocking to Canada grows, so will the number of scholarships available. Here is a list of some undergraduate, masters-level and doctorate scholarships available for international students...

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EUROPE

Gender parity is the key to India's future

Gender parity is the key to India's future

FOLLOWING the release of Forbes Asia's Forbes Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen list in April 2016, Forbes journalist Aveek Datta commented that the inclusion of eight Indian women in the list should be seen as...

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London's foodie hotspots

London's foodie hotspots

TAKING a look at London's best spots for food lovers Borough Market is London's oldest food market Borough Market Perhaps the most famous of all London’s food markets and certainly the oldest...

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Ten Things You Didn't Know About Istanbul

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Istanbul

1. It wasn’t always called Istanbul Through the history, this amazing city was called different things. Istanbul was founded under the name of Byzantion around 660 BCE. During this time, the city developed to become...

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IRELAND & UK

London's foodie hotspots

London's foodie hotspots

TAKING a look at London's best spots for food lovers Borough Market is London's oldest food market Borough Market Perhaps the most famous of all London’s food markets and certainly the oldest...

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Crying out for new talent - Big Data and the InfoSec boom

Crying out for new talent - Big Data and the InfoSec boom

BIG Data has revolutionised the world around us, but our data needs to be kept safely Big Data AS citizens of Western countries, we've become desensitized to the monthly newsflashes about the latest massive...

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What roles can postgraduate engineers choose from?

What roles can postgraduate engineers choose from?

IF you’re an undergraduate and still under the impression that engineering involves trudging around muddy building sites wearing a hard hat and a neon jacket, I think I may have a bridge to sell you. The truth is that...

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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

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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Ten Things You Didn't Know About Istanbul

Ten Things You Didn't Know About Istanbul

1. It wasn’t always called Istanbul Through the history, this amazing city was called different things. Istanbul was founded under the name of Byzantion around 660 BCE. During this time, the city developed to become...

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Bilkent students tell us why they study there

Bilkent students tell us why they study there

MY four years at Bilkent University have been exciting and dynamic. Every situation experienced, every opportunity cherished, every moment lived here has allowed me to grow more and more. I've been able to strive further...

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