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.

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

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