Category: Travel

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...

Student experience: my first Chinese New Year

The Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, is the biggest celebration in the Chinese calendar. Sian, a former international student in China, talks about the first time she experienced the...

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,...

A student paying for good on a Chinese market stall

How to haggle in China…with confidence

We’re chuffed that INTO China has made it into the top 10 of Abroad101’s best short-term programmes – and better still, it was voted for by students! The award, from...

How to open a UK bank account

You’ve unpacked, you’ve hung out with your new classmates, you’ve had a jam-packed induction week…what now? Well, you should probably open a UK bank account (best to get the practical...

7 ways to beat homesickness

No matter how exciting it is to study abroad, at some point you might feel homesick. Don’t worry – it’s completely normal and you’re not alone. Chip Pham, from our INTO...

Summer in Exeter

How to prepare for British weather

If you’re about to come to the UK for the first time and begin studying you’ve probably heard myths and legends about the great British weather. While some of the...