International student life

International student life

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Find out how it feels to live and learn abroad 

Immerse yourself in new cultures, meet people from around the world and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

“Studying abroad was a life-changing experience for me — it made me who I am today.”

Natalie from Malaysia, University of Brighton graduate 
Now working as a Biomedical Scientist 

Student life

Discover what it’s like to live and study in these incredible destinations, with tips from international students about how to make the most of your experience. 

Central Station in New York

Life in the USA

The USA is a wonderfully diverse country with buzzing cities and stunning nature to explore. 

  • World-class universities 
  • Unique US college experience 
  • Excellent sports facilities 
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Life in the UK

The UK’s welcoming and multicultural society makes it a unique study destination. 

  • Historic locations 
  • Renowned academic institutions 
  • Diverse communities from around the world 
Person rowing on a Canadian Lake

Life in Canada

Canada’s friendly people and high quality of life attract international students from around the world.

  • Safe and welcoming
  • Excellent education system
  • Awe-inspiring nature
Girl at the Mount Kaputar National Park

Life in Australia

From beautiful beaches to wonderful wildlife, Australia has so much to offer international students.

  • Exciting outdoor lifestyle 
  • Safe, modern cities 
  • Top research-focused universities 
Mount Cook in New Zealand

Life in New Zealand 

New Zealand’s laid-back way of life and spectacular scenery make it the perfect place to study abroad.

  • Breathtaking natural landscapes 
  • Leading international universities 
  • Slower pace of life 

Career preparation support

A big part of getting an education is to prepare for your career. 

It’s important to think about what you want to do in the future, and make sure you’re valuable to employers. We offer support and study options to help you do just that.  

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Students talking and studying in a roundtable

Inclusion. Diversity. Education. This is how we shape the world.

Diversity is at the heart of what we do, and we believe that ethnicity, sexuality, gender or identity should never stop someone from pursuing knowledge and broadening their horizons.  


Read articles on our blog and explore studying abroad. 

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Arsha moved to the USA to study 

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Important advice for new international students

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