Olivia is studying History and Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield, and is spending her year abroad as a British Council Language Assistant teaching in a secondary school in Pozuelo, just outside Madrid. Here she passes on her observations about the culture shock of moving from the UK to central Spain...
Caroline did Business Studies and Spanish at Hull University and spent her year abroad as a Language Assistant in Murcia, Southern Spain. She graduated in 2004 and after a range of roles including Brand Manager for Carling Lager, she has now joined Boots UK.
Emma Jane studied English and French at Leeds University and spent her year abroad as a British Council Language Assistant in Toulouse, France. She graduated in 1992 and is now a professeur agrégé and "chargée de mission d'inspection" in Nice.
Andy studied French and German at Aberystwyth University in Wales and spent his year abroad as a Language Assistant in north-eastern France and in Germany. He graduated in 2000 and is now an Assistant Headteacher in a British grammar school.
Emma studied History and German at Manchester University and spent her third year abroad as an English Language Assistant at two secondary schools in Vienna, Austria, teaching mostly 11-18 year olds. She graduated in 2010 and is now a fundraiser for an international development charity.
Ian studied Geography and applied French at the University of the West of England, and spent his year abroad as a Language Assistant in Paris. He graduated in 2003 and is now a planning consultant for a major global property company.
Robert did a BScEcon in European Union Studies at Cardiff University and spent his year abroad as a secondary school language assistant in Alzey, Germany. He graduated in 2011 and is now a German-speaking sales and marketing assistant.
Martin studied English studies and French at the University of Nottingham and spent his year abroad in Paris working as a British Council Language Assistant and as an intern for a French film and TV website. He graduated in 2010 and is now a lecteur at the Université de Paris, an MA student at Nottingham and a freelance film journalist.