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Study Abroad

Six weeks interning in Shanghai showed me a different side to China

There are many unique, and often inaccurate, stereotypes commonly associated with China. The list includes the fallacy that everyone rides a bike, practises tai chi at regular intervals and drinks copious amounts of green tea. Such stereotypes evoke images of a traditional, fascinating and exotic culture overrun with people - a few of which are based on some truth: bicycles are widely used in the crowded pavements and roads; tai chi is part of the daily routine of a significant minority; and green tea is sold in several interesting variations in popular coffee franchises. Ultimately these stereotypes are harmless.

Sun, sex and insobriety: Spring Break on Panama City Beach

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.

The new Arabists: After the Arab Spring life is very different for UK

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.

Year Abroad students join porn fans as victims of Germany's strict

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.

Working abroad: The ski season

So you want to be the next ‘Chalet Girl’? The ski season might feel a long way away, but companies are already taking bookings for the 2013/14 winter season

Top tips for that semester abroad

Rose Matheson had a bit of a culture shock when she spent a semester at a Canadian university. Reap the benefit of her experience