Higher education – a soft power weapon of excellence

Around the world, international education has become a policy priority for almost every developed and developing country.  But just how significant is higher education to a country’s reputation and what exactly is soft power? 

In this post, Barry Tomalin,  visiting lecturer  at the University of East Anglia and author of “Cross-Cultural Communication – Theory and Practice” offers his perspective. Continue reading “Higher education – a soft power weapon of excellence”

‘Knowing you had made a difference was so special’


Ed Colin was one of a team of six people who travelled to Lusaka, Zambia on a self-funded eight-day trip to work on the I-CCO Summer Camp for orphans in Chawama.

I-CCO is an educational project for orphans, aged five to 22, supported by INTO Giving.  It was a first for the whole team and Ed, at 14 the youngest of the group, threw himself into the camp activities, from craftwork to relay races and his own magic tricks.  Here is his personal account of this unforgettable experience.

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Excitement as Newton A-level students make the grade

As students around the world return to school and college, programme manager for the Newton A-level programme at INTO University of East Anglia, Bethan Gulliver reflects on a results day when almost 70 per cent of students achieved A or A* grades in their exams.  These students are now off to begin their university careers at some of the finest universities and a new cohort of Newton students will begin this coming week. Continue reading “Excitement as Newton A-level students make the grade”

Student arrivals breathe life into INTO Marshall University

In early fall 2013 more than 150 students from 20 countries began their studies at INTO Marshall University. This inaugural intake has already had a profound impact on the university and on the local community. In this blog post, INTO Marshall University, Center Director, Eric Fry describes how the center has come to life and how the presence of international students is enriching the experience of their American counterparts.

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