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Tech for English learning – Three apps reviewed

Tech for English learning – Three apps reviewed

THEY say that learning English, in comparison to other major world languages, is a process which would be shaped like an inverted pyramid if you were to map it. The fundamentals of the English language aren’t that...

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Four reasons you should consider studying abroad

Four reasons you should consider studying abroad

THERE are a whole host of reasons why you should consider studying abroad. Not only do you gain invaluable, life-enriching experience in what could be a very different culture to your own – the personal advantages...

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Where to get a good deal on flights

Where to get a good deal on flights

SO, you got a place at one of your preferred universities - now for the planning bit.  Luckily, when it comes to flights, there are plenty of options to save money on getting to your new university destination to...

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Can moving abroad affect your Credit Rating?

Can moving abroad affect your Credit Rating?

WHEN you’ve finished your studies and got your degree, you may well set your sights on a move overseas. There are many reasons why graduates do this and it’s fair to say that living abroad – whether...

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The top three destinations for international students travelling in Europe

The top three destinations for international students travelling in Europe

IF you're thinking about the end of exams and all the free time you're likely to have over the summer, but perhaps haven't decided what to do with it, why not consider travelling in Europe?  We list our...

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9 Better Ways to Learn a Foreign Language

9 Better Ways to Learn a Foreign Language

WHETHER you’re an avid traveller, you need a professional upper-hand or are just looking to take up a new hobby, learning (at least) one foreign language is undoubtedly an asset. However, many students are often put...

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10 Must-See Films to Explain Colombia to International Students

10 Must-See Films to Explain Colombia to International Students

IN THE last decade, Colombia has been earning its space in the film industry, not only because its landscape has served as a set for movies (like the biographic The 33, directed by Antonio Banderas, the horror Out of the...

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17 Things to Look Forward to AFTER Studying Abroad

17 Things to Look Forward to AFTER Studying Abroad

STUDYING abroad has been amazing, but all too quickly it’s time to go home. When you get there, it’s perfectly natural to experience what’s known as re-entry, or reverse culture shock – feeling out...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Studying Abroad

Mistakes to Avoid When Studying Abroad

EVERYDAY life is full of awkward moments for most of us, but for international students, in a new country, embarrassing slipups are far more common. Here are some mistakes to avoid when studying abroad: Not double-checking...

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An Egyptian in England: Talking British Culture

An Egyptian in England: Talking British Culture

DO you want to know what student life is like in the UK? President of the Student's Union at UWE, Ahmd Emara from Egypt, gives us the low down on why he chose the UK and what he has learnt whilst he has been here! STUDENT...

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5 Must-See Films That Explain Wales to International Students

5 Must-See Films That Explain Wales to International Students

WHEN thinking of Wales, the accent, singing, and something to do with sheep probably comes to mind… but whilst the film industry isn’t the first thing people think of, Wales certainly has something to offer....

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Do You Recognise These Film Set Universities?

Do You Recognise These Film Set Universities?

UNIVERSITIES are where people acquire knowledge, but many people might be surprised to learn that campuses aren’t only the home of study. The film industry has a long history of using universities for film locations. Whether...

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10 Pieces of Music to Help You Focus

10 Pieces of Music to Help You Focus

WHEN studying and writing takes over your life, I understand it can be very hard to sit down and focus. One thing that can help is listening to music without any lyrics to distract you. There are countless amazing songs...

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7 Must-See Films That Explain Ireland to International Students

7 Must-See Films That Explain Ireland to International Students

ASIDE from being able to listen to that accent, Ireland has a lot to offer when it comes to film. It is the filming location for TV shows such as Game of Thrones and Vikings, and the homeland of many actors including...

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5 Must-See Films That Explain Canada to International Students

5 Must-See Films That Explain Canada to International Students

MUCH of Canada’s presence in the cinematic industry is due to American studios filming in Canadian locations. The beautiful vistas make Canada an ideal locale for movies such as The Incredible Hulk (set in NYC, shot...

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5 Must-See Films That Explain Portugal to International Students

5 Must-See Films That Explain Portugal to International Students

IF YOU'RE going to live in another country to study, you’re going to want to understand the place as much as possible. Knowing a bit about the country before you go will help you integrate, make friends and get...

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7 Must-See Films That Explain England to International Students

7 Must-See Films That Explain England to International Students

THE British film industry is certainly one of the most prominent in the world. Many of the best and most popular actors in the movie industry (from Patrick Stewart to Emma Watson) are English, and several large film studios...

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How Will EU Decision Affect International Students in the UK?

How Will EU Decision Affect International Students in the UK?

THE debate surrounding Britain and its EU membership has been long, confusing and at times, completely dull. But now that the UK really has voted to leave the European Union, it is more important than ever to understand...

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How to Handle Bad Housemates at University

How to Handle Bad Housemates at University

THEY eat your food, they leave dirty dishes and they listen to awful music. It might be a friend you thought you knew, or it might be a random person placed with you by chance. Whoever it is, a difficult housemate can make...

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How do Pirates Divide Treasure? - & Other Oxford Interview Questions

How do Pirates Divide Treasure? - & Other Oxford Interview Questions

EVERY year, Oxford University releases a list of sample interview questions to help students to prepare for their entrance interview. We couldn’t resist giving you a peek into some of the more interesting questions,...

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My Student Hostel is Straight out of Harry Potter!

My Student Hostel is Straight out of Harry Potter!

Dear Ms. Chang, we are pleased to inform you that you have a place at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Term begins on the 21st of August. We await your owl no later than the 31st of July. Yours sincerely,...

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7 Must-See Films That Explain France to International Students

7 Must-See Films That Explain France to International Students

FRANCE was the birthplace of cinema and still runs one of the world's biggest film industries. Even if you have never set foot there you probably have a strong picture of what France looks like thanks to its portrayal...

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Party Like a Parisian: The Best Bars and Hangouts in the City of Light

Party Like a Parisian: The Best Bars and Hangouts in the City of Light

I’M GOING to go out on a limb here; Paris is not the best place to party (sorry Paris). It can boast the accolade of the most beautiful city in the world but number one party destination it is not. So...

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Studying Abroad? 7½ Important Things to Take With You

Studying Abroad? 7½ Important Things to Take With You

ABOUT to study abroad for the first time? You are probably already counting the days and worrying whether you will forget to take something important from home. Don’t worry too much – you will certainly forget...

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10 Great Free Things to do in London

10 Great Free Things to do in London

LONDON is an amazing city with an endless list of attractions. It's also one of the world's most expensive cities. However the beauty of London is that there is so much to do and experience for free. Ranging from...

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Beyond Bollywood - What Student Life is REALLY Like in the West

Beyond Bollywood - What Student Life is REALLY Like in the West

BOLLYWOOD movies paint a romantic picture of life as a South Asian student in western society. Now here comes the honest truth from Pakistani graduate Asad Khan, who studied in Australia. Bollywood 'famcom' From...

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8 Famous Footballers Who Studied at University

8 Famous Footballers Who Studied at University

FOOTBALL is the world's most popular game with an estimated 3.5 billion fans across the planet and from next week the world's eyes will be on Brazil, where 32 nations will be competing in the 20th FIFA World Cup. While...

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WATCH THIS: Jim Carrey's Honorary Arts Degree Acceptance Speech is Hilarious

WATCH THIS: Jim Carrey's Honorary Arts Degree Acceptance Speech is Hilarious

JIM CARREY, star of laugh-a-minute films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Liar Liar, was awarded an honorary arts degree from Maharishi University of Management this week and as expected, his acceptance speech was...

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9 (REALLY Bad) Exam Tips That You Could Read or Just Ignore. It's Totally up to You.

9 (REALLY Bad) Exam Tips That You Could Read or Just Ignore. It's Totally up to You.

1. Do not take your phone into the exam Mobile phones are not allowed into exams, especially maths exams. This is because mobile phones now have calculators in them, and this makes cheating much easier. If you need...

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Students are Completing Their Degrees Without Books Thanks to Wikipedia

Students are Completing Their Degrees Without Books Thanks to Wikipedia

In one of the least surprising stories of the year, more and more university students are ditching late-night library stints in favour of research via Wikipedia, according to a leading academic. In an article for the...

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You Can Learn English with Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure

You Can Learn English with Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure

International students can now learn English with the help of Barclays Premier League stars like Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure thanks to Premier Skills English, a program from the British Council that uses...

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Cheap Travel Around Europe for International Students

Cheap Travel Around Europe for International Students

Travelling around in Europe is one of the joys of being an international student on the continent. However, the costs start totting up once you've booked a few hotels and paid for food and other day-to-day costs. One...

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The 10 Must-See Places in Europe Nobody Told You About

The 10 Must-See Places in Europe Nobody Told You About

SURE, you can go up the Eiffel Tower. Of course you can queue for the Colosseum. And yes, you can take a tour of the Tower of London. But there are hundreds of other stunning and interesting places in Europe that don't...

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How to Find Student Accommodation in the UK

How to Find Student Accommodation in the UK

ALMOST all international students who arrive in the UK are offered a room in halls of residence – a university-owned building that houses students on or off campus. But what if you can’t get into halls or...

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5 of the Most Famous Law Graduates of all Time

5 of the Most Famous Law Graduates of all Time

LAW degrees are amongst the most respected qualifications in the world and going through a law course at university is one of the most challenging routes that any student can face, which is probably why some of the...

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Vietnamese Students on the Move

Vietnamese Students on the Move

A DECADE ago fewer than 10,000 Vietnamese families could afford to send their child abroad to study. Today there are more than 100,000 Vietnamese international students around the world, 90% of whom are funded by their parents....

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Grand Theft Auto and James Bond are 'Reasons for International Students to Live in UK'

Grand Theft Auto and James Bond are 'Reasons for International Students to Live in UK'

THE UK is able to boast of some of the world's best universities, Europe's most diverse cities and streets etched with history. But according to the UK High Commissioner in India, one of the biggest influences...

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