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10 of the Leading Colleges on the planet (NOT in the...

When it comes time for a student to choose a college, they often wonder, “What are the top colleges in the world?” Sometimes, this is pure curiosity. After all, they have schools on the brain, so it’s reasonable to contemplate which ones represent the cream of the crop. However, some students want to figure out…

Giving up EU Erasmus plan would ‘blow a hole’ in UK...

Quitting the EU’s Erasmus student exchange programme would “blow a hole” in the UK’s economy, taking away income of £243m a year and depriving 17,000 British young people of valuable work experience, according to a group of education and business leaders. The group, including further education colleges and universities, is calling for the British government…

Thanks to the Erasmus program, my little world grew huge|Rhiannon Lucy...

The end of the decade prompted, for me, a brief reactivation of Facebook in order to remind myself what I’d been up to 10 years ago. Getting drunk with a load of Europeans, it turned out. The pictures show us on a succession of sweaty nights out, grinning after too many Long Island iced teas…

‘It was a no-brainer’: however does a degree from abroad actually...

Adam Hussain was about to go to university in 2013 when tuition fees in the UK nearly trebled to £9,000. With additional loans for living costs, he realised he would incur debts of £40,000. So when he saw a television report about an exodus of UK students to the Netherlands, Hussain decided to attend an…

If the Erasmus plan closes after Brexit, how else can I...

For many students, a jaunt abroad is the highlight of their time at university. But political uncertainty caused by Brexit means more than 17,000 British students who planned to study in Europe with Erasmus+ from September have been left in limbo. This is because a technical note, published by the government at the end of…

Thanksgiving Supper at the North Pole

It’s 12 p.m. in Fairbanks, Alaska and 4 p.m. in New York. After a five-hour flight, everyone felt exhausted. It’s already pitch dark outside, and we were still finding our way to our Airbnb at the North Pole. The surroundings just looked more and more bleak. Sound pretty much vanished after we walked past the…

What to do when studying abroad fails

The year abroad is a compulsory element of most modern languages degrees in the UK. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel, make new friends, and make old ones jealous. Except my own time in Spain and Paraguay turned out to be more difficult than my final exams the following year. Of course, students who get…

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