Cynicism about the lower fees and entry requirements at overseas universities have disappeared over the last few years.
It's been well reported that British students, facing tuition fees of £9,000 a year at home, are crossing the Atlantic to study at America's institutions, where brimming endowments can mean generous scholarships and bursaries to offset fees.
US universities are embracing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to attract British students.
Until recently, a UK student on a European campus could bank on modest celebrity status. They were a rare breed, and sightings at the library, lecture hall or bar caused quite a stir. But that's all changing.
It's no surprise that the tiger economies of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea are attractive to adventurous UK students keen to use university as a springboard to an international business career.
10 April 2014 03:30 PM
Every March, over 1.5 million high school and college students flock to America’s leading Spring Break destinations, for a week of unabated and intoxicated excess. Located along Florida’s pristine coastline, in the state’s northwestern region, Panama City Beach is the archetypal playground for the young and carefree, in which their insatiable thirst for revelry is temporarily fulfilled.
03 April 2014 01:21 PM
The Arab spring affected the lives of millions in the region. For better or worse, the downfall of dictators happened and the consequences are there to see. The real effects of such an upheaval will always be far-reaching for the people who live in these countries, butt one area that hasn’t been discussed is where it leaves the UK's students of Arabic.
18 March 2014 11:45 AM
A growing group of UK students is being caught in the net of aggressive German copyright lawyers targeting illegal downloads. The unsuspecting students are undertaking their “year abroad” in Germany. At the same time, the copyright lawyers have recently set their sights on porn-streaming website Redtube.
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12 March 2014 12:58 PM
Caution: this really is disgusting
29 January 2014 03:07 PM
For some language courses, a year in Paris is usual. But if you're reading Arabic, you have to travel a little further afield, as Rosie Collington found out
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11 November 2013 03:58 PM
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03 October 2013 11:00 AM
There's a whole world out there. Shouldn't you try and explore it?
26 September 2013 04:50 PM
American colleges are aiming to recruit more students from the UK
23 September 2013 02:05 PM
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16 September 2013 11:15 AM
"Of all the joint ventures in which we might engage, the most productive, in my view, is educational exchange." Senator J William Fulbright
13 September 2013 10:34 AM
Learn skills, build confidence and gain maturity in another country
10 September 2013 01:28 PM
It’s topped the world university rankings for the second year running, but what gives Massachusetts Institute of Technology the wow factor?
06 September 2013 11:00 AM
Deanie Vallone was catapulted from a small American college into studies at Cambridge. It was a culture shock alright - but a positive one
23 August 2013 11:01 AM
Language students' years abroad were never meant to be this tough. But James Rothwell taught at a notorious Parisian school and lived to tell the tale
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