Lora Jury is a 4th-year English Literature and Italian student at the University of Reading. Originally from Wales, she took up Italian in first year, with no prior knowledge or formal language qualifications. After a life-changing conversation with a 4th-year, she ended up in Bergamo for her year abroad. Here is her insider guide to the beautiful Italian city.
In case you weren't aware, October of this year is National Book Month! We thought we'd mark the occasion by doing a few book-related articles throughout the month, starting with this list of 15 beautiful bookshops from around the globe...
Imogen Reid is studying French and German at King’s College London, spending her year abroad divided between studying at two universities, the University of the French West Indies and Guyana on the island of Martinique, a French overseas department, and at Humboldt University, Berlin. This is her story of dealing with accidents, broken bones and les hôpitaux français! You can keep up with her adventures abroad on her blog!
Heading off on a year abroad but don't know what to do with all the stuff you can't take with you? For all you London-based students, SpaceWays is here to help!
Rachel MacLean studies French and German Interpretation and Translation at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh and is spending her year abroad studying at the Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken. Read her breakdown of a typical week in the life of an Erasmus+ student in Germany, including battling through language barriers and bus doors, learning to be punctual and trying out a whole lot of classes...
Alex Taylor is a student at the University of Leicester, studying French and English. She is currently on her year abroad in Quebec City, Canada. A couple of weeks ago, Alex was attacked in the street by a stranger and she has spent the time since dealing with the emotional, physical and financial consequences. In this article, she shares her traumatic story in order to help future year abroaders who find themselves in a similar position. If you want to keep up to date with how Alex is recovering (and to read about her more positive year abroad adventures!), check out her blog.
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