Study Abroad

UK and Irish students head abroad study

Briton says the university 'teaches in English , at a fraction of the cost of comparable universities in the UK, in a beautiful setting of a lively student town'

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.

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.

UK industry needs 'global graduates'. But what does that mean?

‘Global Graduates’ is the new buzz phrase amongst graduate employers and higher education institutions. It is essential, says Mark Pettitt, that the UK seeks to encourage the production of ‘global graduates’ for the future of the UK economy

Why not study in Sweden?

More young Brits are choosing to do their degrees in Sweden than ever before. There's a reason for that, says Catherine Adams; it's a much better place to live and learn