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Durham University International Study Centre
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Our pathway programmes prepare you for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Durham University. Choose from the International Foundation Year, Pre-Masters and English Language Preparation programmes.
Study alongside students from all over the world at Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees. The International Study Centre provides a safe and nurturing place to prepare for your degree at Durham City.
Join an international community at Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees for one year before your degree at Durham University in Durham. Events, sports, restaurants and day trips make student life welcoming and exciting from day one.
I needed a year to actually adjust. I didn’t want to throw myself right into the course in the first instance. I felt, because it was a different country, I would need time to figure myself out before I finally started my degree.
Sumeya from Kenya
Studying International Foundation Year in Humanities, Law and Social Science
Aiming to progress to LLB (Hons) Law
Paolo from the Philippines studied the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering at the International Study Centre. He is now progressing to a Physics degree at Durham University in preparation for his future career as a scientist.
Dan from Myanmar is about to leave the International Study Centre and progress to a Law degree at Durham University. Here, he tells us all about his study abroad experiences during his first year.
One of the first things you will face when studying abroad is adapting to a new culture. Adjusting to cultural differences may seem daunting at first, but it can also boost your confidence and help you develop a global outlook.
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