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  • Advice for au pairing in Italy

    Friday, 14 February 2014

    Hannah Smith is studying French and Italian at St Anne's College, University of Oxford, and is currently on her year abroad. She spent her first year abroad summer as an au pair in Italy, looking after two children and improving her language skills. Here is her advice based on her experience there...

    Published in Au Pairing Abroad
  • Grace is a Lancaster University student who studied at The University of Ferrara in Italy for her first semester and is interning at a Turin translation agency for her second. She is blogging about her experiences Grace goes to Pizzaland, but here she passes on her top tips about survival in Italy for foreign students.
    Published in Italy
  • Courses in Europe for Non-Linguists

    Wednesday, 30 November 2011

    If you plan on taking a year abroad and are not studying languages as part of your degree, the prospect of flying off somewhere and getting stuck into a particular education system, as well as having all your classes taught in a foreign language, might be quite scary for quite a few of you. With many UK universities and European institutions offering courses taught in English, taking a year abroad as a non-linguist might not prove to be so scary after all! Here’s our list of the top universities, across Europe, offering a wide range of courses - from Engineering to Theology, to Law and Mathematics, you’re bound to find something to suit you!

    Published in Not a linguist?
  • Student accommodation in Italy

    Tuesday, 05 July 2011
    Thinking about spending your time abroad in Italy? Don’t know where to start when it comes to accommodation? Check out these websites!
    Published in Italy
  • Sweet Siena

    Tuesday, 10 May 2011
    Renate spent her year abroad in Siena, Italy. Read on as she fills the year abroad blanks...
    Published in Italian-speaking
  • Liberty Simpson is studying French with profiency in Italian at Exeter University. She has just come back from 6 weeks as an au pair in Italy and is going to Montpellier for 9 months in September to undertake a work placement for her year abroad. She says, "I would like to write about being an Au pair in a remote Italian village, I found the whole 6 weeks rather challenging and there are many things that I would have done differently." Here is her advice about the challenges of being an au pair...

    Published in Au Pairing Abroad
  • It would be a crime not to make the most of Italian cooking, eating, dancing, trampolining, speaking, drinking etc on your year abroad here. After all, the food is second to none, the wine doesn’t get tiresome and you’re noticing it doesn’t get much better than this: la vita è davvero bella. Oh yes, yes it is. You’re through a few months of it now and family and friends are expecting lots from you: an academic’s knowledge of Michelangelo, the ability to make perfect hand-made ravioli, distinguish your espresso from your americano, get the froth right on the cappuccino AND speak the local dialect.
  • The Mole Diaries: Rome

    Tuesday, 22 November 2011

    Kian McCarthy was at Bath University and spent his year abroad in Rome, Italy. Here is his definitive guide to your plan of action when you arrive in Rome for your year abroad; accommodation tips, surviving La Sapienza University and other inimitable advice straight from a student who's been through it all himself.

    Published in Italian-speaking
  • Fantastic Ferrara

    Thursday, 12 May 2011
    Miney spent her year abroad in Ferrara in Northern Italy. Read on as she fills the year abroad blanks...
    Published in Italian-speaking
  • Working in Italy

    Wednesday, 09 March 2011

    Fast facts

    Surface area: 301,341 km²
    Population: 60 Million
    Largest cities: Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Genova, Florence
    Unemployment rate: 7.8% (Dec 2010)
    Published in Work in Italy
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