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  • 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.

  • Klaudy: My studies online

    08 March 2021
    Head and shoulders crop of international student Kwan wearing black T shirt and glasses

    Klaudy, one of our student ambassadors, introduces us to a typical day studying online, and talks about all the support he receives from International Study Centre staff.

  • What I wish I knew before studying abroad

    11 February 2021
    Durham  International Study Centre student posing outside the building

    Rumaysa from Pakistan will graduate with BA (Hons) Business and Management from Durham University this summer, having started with an International Foundation Year in Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance at the International Study Centre. Read her advice to her younger self about the fun and challenges that awaited in Durham.

  • Music student writes song about dealing with homesickness

    28 January 2021
    One of our very own International Study Centre students, Dani from Hong Kong, has written a song about dealing with homesickness when studying abroad – which has received attention from national press.
  • What it is like to be a Durham student

    08 January 2021
    Durham University student Jia Lin in biology lab

    Jia Lin, a final year student at Durham University, has loved her time here, right from when she started as an International Study Centre student. Read her story here.

  • Reasons to study geography

    04 January 2021
    Teacher talking to students at Durham University international Study Centre

    Thinking about studying geography? From a range of careers to pursue to the variety of desirable skills you will develop, studying geography at university is a great choice that will help you on your way to a successful career.

  • Why join a club or society at university

    17 December 2020
    An student sitting on a wall on the Durham University campus

    Nutta-uea from Thailand has the made the most out of her university experience with us by joining different clubs and societies – find out more about how she got involved.

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