A NEW intake of students at Durham University’s International Study Centre (ISC) in Stockton-on-Tees have been getting to know their new home.
The students have arrived from around the world to start their studies at the ISC’s spectacular Queen’s Campus on the banks of the Tees.
And like those who arrived before them in September, they have been enjoying a series of tours and activities to help them become familiar with their new surroundings.
Among the activities on offer was a visit to Billingham Forum, where students took a look at the ice rink, pool, gym and GoClimb facilities.
They also popped into town centre stores and cafes, where they bought home essentials and enjoyed coffee and lunch.
Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: “We’re delighted to welcome more international students to the Borough and hope that they settle quickly and enjoy their time here.
“Having international students here year-round is a major boost for the Borough and for local businesses too, as are the visiting family members they will no doubt bring with them.
“These tours and activities are all about giving the students a flavour of where they can shop, eat and have fun whilst studying here.”
The International Study Centre prepares non-EU students for entry onto Durham University undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes.
The students can learn more about all that Stockton-on-Tees has to offer by visiting a new website www.iscwelcometostockton.co.uk