china

Studying Abroad in China #WeSwapWisdom

Of all the travellers and expats we speak to, China is often touted as one of the hardest countries to navigate. Whether that’s financially, linguistically or geographically, China can be a bit of a mental maze for the first time visitor. It is also often touted as the most rewarding. So, for those of you thinking of taking an academic tour of the Far East, whether it’s a year out or a full course, you could do a lot worse than China. Read More

   
france

STUDYING ABROAD IN FRANCE #WESWAPWISDOM

France (or as the French call it: France) is the fourth most popular study destination in the world. It’s not really hard to see why, is it?

It’s beautiful, it’s very cool, you can ski and you can sunbathe, the wine flows freely, and the food, well, any country that looks at snails and goes “yep, I can make that delicious,” and succeed… they’re ok by us.

12% of the student population in France hail from abroad, with many of those hailing from across the Channel as part of the popular Erasmus programme. But, despite all the support, arriving in France, especially if you’re studying without the support of the Erasmus programme, can be a little daunting. Particularly when it comes to your finances.

So, we called up Elizabeth, a Biochemistry student, who spent a year abroad at Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse as part of the Erasmus programme, to get some insider tips. Read More

   
australia

Studying abroad in Australia #WeSwapWisdom

Whether it’s for the white-sand beaches of the Gold Coast, Sydney‘s iconic architecture, the hipster cafes and tap-rooms of Melbourne or the fact that you don’t need to learn another language, UK students looking for an overseas study adventure continue to flock to Australia in their droves. Though it may be easier to acclimatise to the language barrier (just remember, thongs are something entirely different over there) getting to grips with student finances once you’re down under can still be a little tricky.

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