Discover Studying Abroad



  • Between my second and final years of university, I packed an unbelievably huge suitcase and flew four thousand miles away from home to the city of Vancouver, Canada. It was the most terrifying thing Ive ever done, especially as I was doing it alone, leaving behind my family and friends with only Skype and messaging to keep in touch.
  • If you're looking for unique experiences and a fascinating, under-explored culture, Japan is the place. Tokyo has an extensive, punctual public transport system connecting you to all corners of the country mountains and beaches are just two hours away; life-changing food, the politest people, and almost no petty crime. A lost wallet will be returned with everything still inside.
    Sanjana Manaktala
    United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Milano is a city of marvelous Renaissance art and architecture - with a history dating back to 700 BC. Modern-day Milano is fashioned around the Duomo (one of the largest and most awe-inspiring Gothic cathedrals in the world) and La Scala (the renowned opera house). Charming trams, pebbled roads, a bustling music and cultural events calendar, multi-ethnic cuisines, amazing graffiti, swish tycoons - you find them all here.
    Bhanu Prabhakar
    Universita Bocconi, Milano
  • The city of romance, Paris, has also been home to some of the greatest thinkers of our time. Durkheim, Foucault, Comte, de Beauvoir are among the few that regarded this city as home. Nestled among the numerous cafes and museums lies the Institute d'etudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). More than 140 years old, it has traditionally educated France's political and diplomatic elite. It is located in the heart of Paris with the Notre Dame, Louvre and Eiffel Tower just a few blocks away.
    Aditi Sahay
    Sciences Po, Paris
  • I discovered a copy of Tuesdays with Morrie lying on a bench at a park on Singapores Tanjong Katong Road. I thought somebody had forgotten it there. Later, at another park I saw another book on a bench. Once people finish reading their books, they leave them in the park for anyone else to read. Thats how books in Singapore travel. I have tried it. It works just the way I thought and heard it would!
    Ayesha Gurung
    MDIS Singapore


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    Universities devote space, effort, and money to public works of art, because they do much more than beautifying the campus. They enrich intellectual life by provoking reflection, creativity, and innovation.
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    Holi is just around the corner. But the celebrations have already begun! Holi colours have been splattered across the globe, from India and Nepal, to Germany, UK and the USA.

    Universities are no exception. At international institutions, students from across the world come to learn with, and from, each other. So it is no surprise that festivals like Holi become prime events on their cultural calendars.

    Often, the international student societies set up festivities in March, which are joined in by all students, regardless of nationalities and faiths.

    BrainGain magazine brings you 5 vivid captures from international Holi celebrations.

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    Thanksgiving is a time of great festivities in the USA and Canada. This year, it falls on 26th November. We picked 5 universities which have their own slant on the celebration. From grand feasts, to exploring spiritual themes. Enjoy.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Happy Halloween to you, dear reader. As youre getting costumes ready, trick-or-treating, or watching reruns of The Walking Dead, we thought we would join the fun by showing you the spookier side of universities. Here are BrainGain magazines 5 haunted destinations of higher education.
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    With the advent of the internet and computer accessibility, a number of new career options have sprung up in the last 10 years. We've shortlisted a few.
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