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Study abroad: Destination Guides

No country is the same throughout. Things vary significantly from region to region in terms of attitudes, geography, people and culture. Find out about what it is like to be an everyday resident abroad, including how you would get around and what there is to do for fun!

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Distance learning: A new frontier and what to expect

We live in an increasingly connected and fast-moving world, with social media and the internet massively impacting the pace of how we all interact and work. This is also true within higher education, where online learning has enabled people to access academic programmes and degrees, where it may previously not have been possible. It’s kind of incredible that a student living in Pakistan for example can qualify for a UK university without travelling there at all, don’t you think? This

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How to prepare for meeting an education counsellor

The decision to study abroad brings with it many new, and sometimes unexpected variables. From getting to grips with your study options to working through the logistics of organising a student visa, there is much to think about. Having an education counsellor to help and guide you can make a significant difference to your experience. Education counsellors can help with everything from applications and career advice, to accommodation and programme information. If you have decided to

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Find a student lifestyle that suits you best

Finding a university and a course that you like is usually the first hurdle when embarking on a study abroad adventure. Yet, another important consideration is the type of experience and lifestyle that you’re looking for. It’s easy to get caught up in the global reputation of an institution and the teaching quality of a course, but your learning environment is equally vital. It could be the difference between an enriching or disappointing study abroad experience.   Here,

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What is the difference between college and university?

If you’ve been investigating your study abroad options, you’ll likely have come across institutions that are named as a university or a college respectively. You might even be a bit confused as to the difference between a college and a university. This can also depend on the country in which you intend to study, notably the difference in definition between the UK and USA. We break it down for you to discover what the differences between these types of institutions are.  

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