"It would have been much harder to go straight to university without the International Study Centre. They laid the foundation for us – they are really helpful. Even when I moved to the university, it was hard at first. I was used to the International Study Centre setting, which was comfortable and unpressured – they take you slowly and make sure you understand everything. It’s so nice knowing we’re all together, learning together. "
Nafisah Ibrahim from Nigeria
ISC course: International Year One International Relations and Politics
Now studying: BA (Hons) International Relations and Media
"I didn’t meet the requirements to apply for university in the UK, so I had to take a course at the International Study Centre first. Keele University is very safe, and very beautiful. It’s also not as expensive as London, so it’s economical for me to study here. I really love the environment. There are a lot of animals here. I can see the squirrels on the street when I go to my lecture. "
Christine from China
ISC course: International Year One in Business and Management
Now studying: BA (Hons) Economics and International Business
"I didn’t expect the International Study Centre to be like this. It’s a bit like college, but at the same time it’s like real university. You have studying, lectures, seminars, tutorials and timetables - three hours per module. All the staff are so friendly - they're beautiful - they do everything for us, and try to make our time in the International Study Centre more comfortable."
Vusal Sadykhov from Russia
ISC course: International Year One in International Relations and Politics