Bilingual is better (just don't believe all the hype)

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THE BEST WAY TO BOOST YOUR BRAINPOWER? LEARN A LANGUAGE

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9 reasons why English rules

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10 best summer cities in the world

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10 Spanish expressions everyone should know

Language learning

10 Spanish expressions everyone should know

By on 12/09/2016

Spanish is one of the world’s most widely-spoken languages and Castilian (the version spoken in Spain) charms expats and tourists as quickly as the [...]

12 awesome Christmas traditions from around the world

Culture calling

12 awesome Christmas traditions from around the world

By on 12/06/2016

There’s a lot to love about Christmas - food, family, friends, and all kinds of other words that don’t start with the letter F. What makes the holiday [...]

Student stories

MOA

MOA - So many new smells, sights, feelings; it’s dizzying

MOA
“I have experienced so much, more than I ever thought I would experience.”

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Student stories

Nadja

Nadja - Life is magical

Nadja
“Life is magical. I don’t think I have ever appreciated every day in my life as much as I do now. And I guess it’s something I have learned by being here, and hopefully something I will bring home with me.”

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Student stories

Sandra

Sandra - Many experiences richer

Sandra
“I knew before traveling that I would probably be a little bit homesick. I also knew that I would regret it my entire life if I didn’t go...”

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Student stories

Denise

Denise - Life in paradise

Denise
“Guys, I live in paradise! Even the way to school is one of the highlights of my day...”

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Student stories

Begonia

Begonia - Oxford love

Begonia
“You know how it is in Oxford. Everything is always so wonderful, even when it rains! I believe that this city is comparable to love…”

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10 places truly worthy of the #nofilter caption

By on 12/04/2016

Ah, the mighty hashtag! For those that have been living under a rock for the past five years (or just don't use the Internet all that much), a "#" is way more than just a pound key. It's widely used [...]

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The ultimate gift guide for travelers

Culture calling   |   Travel tips

The ultimate gift guide for travelers

By on 12/02/2016

No matter if you need gifts for the holiday season, a birthday, or just because - our blogging travel experts have put together the perfect gift guide [...]

Language learning

Talk like a true Brit: 8 (more) expressions to master

By on 11/29/2016

Did you enjoy my last post on British expressions that will make you sound like a true Brit? If so, read on. There are hundreds of other great sayings [...]

Travel tips

Homesick & hungry? 10 places to feel better in Brighton

By on 11/27/2016

Living abroad for the first time is one of life’s greatest experiences - but sometimes it can also feel like one of the biggest challenges. That’s why [...]

Language learning

How to become fluent in a year

By on 11/25/2016

Being fluent in a language is one of the most in-demand, employable skills there is (sorry, speaking fluent emoji doesn’t count), and the ability to [...]

Student life

6 things you need to know about studying in the UK

By on 11/22/2016

Thinking of studying at a university in the UK? Good on you! There’s never a dull moment at a British university thanks to fantastic campus activities [...]

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12 best Christmas songs from around the world

By on 11/20/2016

All I want for Christmas is… carols! The holidays are not only the perfect occasion to spend time with loved ones while eating your weight in cookies, [...]

Thanksgiving for beginners

By on 11/18/2016

Thanksgiving - celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November - is the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas songs try to say otherwise, but it just doesn’t get better than expressing gratitude [...]

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Why the level of English in your country is so important

Language learning

Why the level of English in your country is so important

By on 11/15/2016

English skills don't just matter because they are the career currency of the future and a ticket to a global, connected future for the individual. [...]

Beyond the Brooklyn Bridge: 10 hidden gems in New York

Travel tips

Beyond the Brooklyn Bridge: 10 hidden gems in New York

By on 11/13/2016

Visitors flock to New York - and famous landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge - in their masses. Art galleries, history museums and world-class shows on [...]

How to get rid of your fear of flying: 8 tips

By on 11/11/2016

For some travelers, flying is a frightening affair. Even though it’s a fact that airplane crashes are rare, no well-intended “But it’s never been safer to fly!” will truly comfort a scared passenger - [...]

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Learn English with these 5 free podcasts

Language learning

Learn English with these 5 free podcasts

By on 11/08/2016

Living in the digital age has quite a few perks – especially when it comes to (cat videos and) language learning: gone are the days when you had to [...]