Hannah Davenport is studying History at the University of Sussex and is currently on her year abroad at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. There, she's doing the SILS programme (School of International Liberal Studies) as well as the mandatory study of Japanese language. While she's made every effort to embrace the culture and make new friends, it hasn't been easy. Here's what Hannah's experienced so far, and her top tips for combatting loneliness in Tokyo.
Louise is studying French at the University of Glasgow and spent her year abroad as a British Council Language Assistant in Tarnos in the South West of France. Coming home after a year abroad can be tough so here are Louise's top 5 tips for fighting off those post-travel blues.
While we've been away working on new website developments, the EU Referendum has happened. You know all about that, so I'll get straight to the point.
Matthew is studying French and European Studies at Nottingham Trent University, and is preparing for his year abroad studying at the Université de Franche-Comté in Besançon. Here is his advice about how to describe your language ability in interviews and on your CV, no matter which country you're in.
Ben Brunton is a French and English Literature graduate from the University of Sheffield. He's currently on a lecteur exchange and about to go into his second year of teaching English at the Aix-Marseille University in France. Here is his insider guide to living in and making the most of your time in Marseille.
Elizabeth is doing IPML French and Spanish at the University of Manchester, and spent her year abroad as an English Language Assistant at a school in Perpignan, followed by a French language course in Antibes, and finally a Spanish language, culture and economy course at the University of Salamanca. She has been blogging about all of her experiences. While many students drink to join in and meet new people while they're abroad, Elizabeth found fun ways to achieve this alcohol-free. Here's her experience.
Eleanor is studying for a BA in Law with French and French Law at the University of Nottingham. She has just returned from her Erasmus year studying Law in French at the Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, where she wrote a brilliant blog. Here is her advice about finding student accommodation in Toulouse.
Study Abroad Coordinators are a long-suffering bunch. Each year they deal with a mountain of admin, dramatic long-distance phone calls and hilarious 'lost in translation' moments. We travel around to lots of universities each year, and thought it was only fair to share some of the very funny anonymous anecdotes and cautionary tales we've heard from the depths of universities' International Offices... (this list is updated when new submissions are received).