Pisa: an alternative guide to the hipster Italian city

Pisa may be know for its century-old Leaning Tower and Keith Haring’s murals, but the small Tuscan city has more to offer to visitors than it may look like.

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Visit Europe’s hidden treasures on the cheap this summer

What comes to your mind when you think of Europe? For most people it’s probably iconic cities such as London, Paris and Rome; for others, it’s famous beach resorts in Greece and Italy.

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Erasmus: six tips to be at peace with your exchange (and wallet)

With Brexit looming over it, it is no surprise that the idea of going on Erasmus feels both unique and scary.

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Travel, teach, and earn money by doing TEFL on your gap year

If you’re interested in travel and want to get paid for it, you should consider teaching English overseas. It’s a great way to see the world, make money and boost your CV. We talk to TEFL Org UK about what’s on offer. There are paid and voluntary positions available all over the globe; from central and South America to South East Asia and everywhere in between. Rent-free accommodation, flight reimbursement and visa sponsorship are just some of the great benefits that can accompany employment packages. You can expect to teach a range of ages and levels of ability – from children to adults, students to business executives.…

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The sixth year holiday survival guide

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I embarked upon the rite of passage that is the infamous sixth-year holiday. Thinking about it now, I can’t believe that between us we actually managed to organise a week-long holiday for 11 fresh-faced 17-year-olds, but somehow, despite the palaver caused by half the group trying to check in at the wrong airport, 35 miles away, we finally found ourselves shepherded onto the plane, and on our way to Zante. The week we spent there really was one of a kind, and all in all we managed to return relatively…

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InterRailing is overrated – here’s how to travel Europe

Every student should know exactly what InterRailing is but, if you don’t, it’s essentially travelling around countries in Europe with a train ticket. Lots of people will tell you that inter-railing is the best and cheapest way to see more of the world as a student – but that’s just not true. InterRailing tickets can be quite expensive for what is actually included, which is just a train ticket. https://www.instagram.com/p/BRtHSUcglNO/?tagged=interraileu&hl=en For example, if you wanted to travel around Europe for one month, taking 15 trains, the ticket would cost you nearly €350. This seems reasonable until you factor in the…

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The Lowdown: Studying abroad

Former exchange student Mikhaila Friel reveals everything you’ll learn while studying abroad. How to Face Your Fears This time last year, I had just been accepted to study abroad in the US. This was the most exciting thing to ever happen to me – but also the scariest. I had never felt these two emotions at once before, and I have to admit, I let the scary take over. As eager as I was to start my American adventure, I also felt weighed down with the responsibility that came with it. Paperwork… insurance… budgeting… need I say more? But please,…

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Is this the best internship in the world? We talk the man behind 2017’s most epic prize

  Royal Caribbean is hiring an intern to travel the world by luxury cruise and take photos for Instagram. Just take a moment for that to sink in. Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland will be hiring one budding snapper this summer for its new “intern-ship” program. Not only will the winner get the chance to spend three weeks between June and July 2017 cruising around the world – they’ll also get a jaw dropping £3000 prize money plus complimentary access to climbing walls, Flowrider, restaurants, swimming pools, zip wires, water-slides and onboard fitness facilities.” The only snag? You’ll have to…

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Let’s talk about mental health #nofilter

We started #myunfilteredlife so people felt they could talk about mental health and it could encourage people to challenge stigma. It has been great to see the reaction. We wanted people to see that it can be okay to share what we usually keep hidden, that it is okay to share our unfiltered lives, in the same way it is okay to speak out and get help if we're struggle with our mental health, without worry about stigma. Today, ask someone if they are okay, and post your picture and story using #myunfilteredlife and tagging us and two other friends…

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