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6 secrets to writing a great essay

Why does the word “essay” strike terror into the hearts of students? Maybe because a blank page can seem like the size of Antarctica when you’re not sure how to...

INTO USF: 10 Questions, 1 Teacher

As part of our 10 Questions, 1 Teacher series, INTO spoke to Krista Bittenbender Royal who works at INTO University of South Florida on the English Language Program, teaching English...

Top tips for food shopping on a student budget

Sick of cheap cardboard pizza yet? Still convincing yourself that microwave chips count as part of your daily vegetable allowance (well, they’re made of potatoes, aren’t they)? When you’re ay...

Piles of pound coins

Smart student savings for the January slump

The Christmas break is over and it’s the start of an exciting new year for university students. However, after the period of celebrations and costs such as parties, gifts, Christmas dinner,...

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...

5 festive treats to try with friends

Winter is a season of decadent dishes laced with the rich flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cranberry and orange. So if you’re studying abroad in the UK or US, make...

Blurry lights winter market

Out & About: Winter in Newcastle

In case you haven’t guessed from our recent posting history, at INTO we’re really loving winter. And one student from INTO Newcastle University feels the same. Lidia Shabaeva, from Russia,...

Global Culture: 5 favourite Christmas traditions

The Christmas mania continues! If you’re an international student, you’ve probably been discovering some weird and wonderful customs (like singing snowmen, red-nosed reindeers and jolly men in red suits).  We talk...