Catherine is studying German and Italian at Oxford University and is spending her year abroad doing internships in the German Institute in Bologna, Italy, at a newspaper in Rome and at the Checkpoint Charlie Museum in Berlin. Here is her insider guide to settling into Bologna and making the most of your time as a student there...
Alex is studying Religious Studies and Spanish at Cardiff University, and spent his year abroad interning in a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Northern Spain. He says "it's been a ridiculously good opportunity which came from simply sending off a load of CVs last year!" Here's his advice about working for Cives Mundi and tips to help you find an internship for your year abroad.
Naomi is studying French and Spanish and is spending the first part of her year abroad doing a social media marketing internship in Paris, before volunteering in Medellin, Colombia, for almost four months, and then going travelling until September. Here's her advice about the basics, pros and cons of interning in Paris.
Kathryn is studying French and German at Warwick University, and she completed an internship in a translation firm in Ingolstadt for 4 months from March to July 2013 as part of my her third year abroad. Here are her tips for living in Ingolstadt; getting there, finding somewhere to live, travelling around town and beyond, banking, places to go and things to see in Ingolstadt.
Helen is studying French and Management at Lancaster University, and is currently finishing her Year Abroad in Paris after spending six months doing an internship in Antibes. Here's her advice about finding somewhere to live, banking, travelling and speaking French in Antibes.