So you're sitting there on a March/April afternoon during your University Easter break and are wondering how you should spend your mega-long university summer holiday and all of a sudden, it comes to you! Why not try au-pairing? As a languages student, surely it's one of the best ways to spend your summer? This was my exact thought process when I was in my first year at the University of Leicester and wanted to fill my 12 (yes 12!) weeks of summer doing something that would prepare me for the trials and tribulations of second year!
The University of Leicester offers the chance to go abroad for most of its students. That is to say, you don’t need to be studying Modern Languages to go abroad for a year. Generally speaking, other departments outside of Languages tend to have partner universities across the world for you to spend your year abroad in.