VOA (Voice of America) has a blog called Student Union, with posts from foreign students who are studying in the U.S. The posts are specifically about the U.S., but many of the ideas can be useful for studying abroad in other countries, too.
A few of the posts my students might find interesting and useful to discuss and debate (and the comments section is usually worth a look, too):
- How to Speak English Fluently?
- Doing a Language Exchange When You Can’t Meet a Native Speaker: Germain’s Story
- Why You Will Gain 10 lbs. in the US (and How to Lose it Again)
- Host Family, Apartment or Dorm? Picking a Place to Live
- Take a Tour Around my Typical American Dorm Room