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  • Reasons to study abroad

    05 October 2021
    A smiling international student in front of a colourful background

    When you study abroad, you have a once-in-a-lifetime experience, boost your career prospects, and improve yourself. Discover more benefits to studying your degree abroad.

  • My first year at Durham University

    17 September 2021
    Students on campus at University College, Durham University

    Dana, one of our former students, tells us what it's like to be a progressed student and what she's looking forward to in the next few years of her studies. Read about her experience at Durham University and her journey through the International Study Centre.

  • Preparing for life in the UK

    15 September 2021
    Student ambassador, Dana, attending a match at Newcastle United Football Club's stadium

    One of our former students, Dana from UAE, walks us through the best ways to prepare for studying abroad in the UK. In this blog, she offers tips for before, during and after your arrival at Durham University International Study Centre.

  • The support I received during my pathway

    08 September 2021
    Former student Aaron, with one of his favourite members of staff, Sophie from the Support and Enrichment team

    Aaron, a former International Study Centre student, shares his experiences with adjusting to life studying in the UK. He tells us about the support he received before, throughout and after his time at the Centre, and shares tips for new students preparing to start their pathway programme.

  • Things to bring to university that no one tells you about

    03 August 2021
    Four students sat outside in Durham city centre.
    Dana studied the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering at Durham University International Study Centre. Originally from the UAE, Dana advises on a packing list for international students travelling to the UK.
  • Benefits of blended learning

    29 July 2021
    Two Durham students work outside.

    In our blog, discover how blended learning, a mix of virtual and face-to-face learning, can benefit you when you study abroad in the UK.

  • Why study Earth sciences?

    07 June 2021
    Students studying in a laboratory

    Earth science explores land surface and natural resources (ground, water, metals, soil and stones) as well as their husbandry. On your earth science degree, you’ll study the structure, processes, and properties of the planet, along with nearly 5 billion years of biological evolution.

  • Final year students catch-up with their International Study Centre teachers

    13 May 2021
    An international student stands outside an old Durham building

    This year, Durham University International Study Centre’s first cohort of undergraduate students will be completing their degree and graduating from the University. In our blog, hear from our former students and discover what studying abroad has meant to them.

  • How Prepare for Success helped my studies at the International Study Centre

    29 March 2021
    An international student on the beach

    Aaron, from Hong Kong, recently completed our exclusive virtual preparation course, Prepare for Success. Now he is studying at the Durham University International Study Centre. In our blog, you can read how Prepare for Success gave him the tools to succeed while he studied with us.

  • How to have the best international student experience

    09 March 2021
    Three students socialising outside near Durham Castle

    Studying abroad is a unique and exciting experience. There will be so much to do in your new country, but here are some top tips that will help you make the most of your international student experience.