Category: Living Abroad

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....

How to write the perfect letter home

Just when it seemed that letter writing was dying out, it’s becoming popular again. Maybe it’s because we’ve realised that nothing can replace handwritten mail. And if you’re studying abroad, it’s...

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...

INTO China: Journey to the tip of the clouds

Wondering what kind of adventures you can have while studying in China? Our INTO China students took some amazing photos on a recent camping trip to the famous Mount Tai...

6 ways to eat out cheaply on a budget

Whether it’s Malaysian fare in Florida or Thai cuisine in Manchester, studying abroad won’t be half as much fun if you can’t afford to sample the local food. But how can...

6 smart tips for saving money on textbooks

It’s Book Month on the INTO Higher blog, so we’ve asked guest expert, David Ellis of Student Money Saver, to share some thrifty tips on how to find cheap textbooks… They’re too much money and...

5 things to add to your to-do list in London

Studying in London? Looking for new things to see and experience? Being an international student in London is an adventure, whatever the season. As the weather warms up, here are our top...

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...