Studying Abroad Without Breaking the Bank

As any overseas student will tell you, one of the most difficult things about studying abroad is managing your finances. Not only do you have to cope with a new financial system and foreign currency, you may have to live on a shoestring budget as studying abroad is never a cheap undertaking. We have spoken…

Study Abroad Pre-departure Checklist

Studying abroad is an exciting experience, but if you aren’t adequately prepared you may find that you are in for too much unwanted excitement! Prepare well ahead of time, and get set to have the adventure of a lifetime. We bring you a handy check-list and some tips to ensure that your transition abroad is…

Learning Languages like an Expert

Knowing more than one language is always good for your career, especially if you are working in healthcare—but not everyone is good at picking up foreign languages! If you are one of those who struggle with languages, how can you do something different to make the process of picking up a new tongue easier? Languages…

Good news for Nurses who wish to work in the UK!

Starting 1st November 2017, the Occupational English Test(OET), an English language test designed specifically for healthcare professionals, will be accepted by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for overseas-trained nurses and midwives. This test proves their level of English proficiency for registration in the UK. It is profession specific, which proves to be advantageous to…

New English standards for Overseas Students

Education Minister Simon Birmingham has announced that foreign students must upscale their English skills to study in Australian universities and colleges from next year. More than 150,000 international students who come to Australia every year will have to pass new English language exams and undergo at least 20 hours of face-to-face teaching a week in…

Battling Homesickness Abroad

If you have chosen to study abroad, then it’s a given that at some point you are going to be miserably homesick. Every student goes through it—and this means that if all the other students have dealt with it successfully, so can you. Reassure yourself with the fact that however bad it may seem right…