Category: Culture

7 things that international students always say

Your time studying abroad will be unique to you – and that’s how it should be! But that said, there are some typical phrases you’ll often hear from international students....

Weird British idioms – what do they mean?

Does this situation sound familiar to you? You’re chatting to a British person, feeling pretty confident about your language skills, when – bam! They use a phrase that makes no...

Street food in China

Taste Test: 6 Classic Chinese Street Foods

Studying in China soon? Curious about the cuisine on offer?  INTO China student Jaila Cramer from the USA takes us on a tastebud tingling tour of some classic Chinese street...

INTO Book Month: My favourite bookshop

Call us old-fashioned, but despite the ease of online ordering, we’re still fans of the classic bookshop-on-the-corner. So we asked some of our team to share their favourites… Empire Books...

6 classic books every student must read

Some books just perfectly capture the experience of being young learning about life – which is a big part of the student experience. If you’re thinking about studying in the...

Global Culture: 5 Easter questions answered

If you’re an international student in the UK or US, then it’s probably obvious to you by now that Easter is here. But before you yell “Geronimo” and dive into...

10 ways to have fun for free

If you’re a student then you’re probably on a budget. But the question is – are you going to let that stop you from having a good time? We hope...

New Year's Eve Traditions

New Year traditions from around the world

New Year’s Eve is celebrated across the world on the 31st December. It is seen as a time for leaving the past year behind and welcoming the beginnings that the...