Sophia is studying English Literature and Spanish at Exeter University and spent her year abroad at the Universidad de Alcalá, 35km north east of Madrid. In this article, she tells us why it's important to be clued up on the economic situation of your year abroad destination - BEFORE you leave.
Lora Jury is a 4th-year English Literature and Italian student at the University of Reading. Originally from Wales, she took up Italian in first year, with no prior knowledge or formal language qualifications. After a life-changing conversation with a 4th-year, she ended up in Bergamo for her year abroad. Here is her insider guide to the beautiful Italian city.
Harriet Barter studies Spanish and Italian at the University of Exeter and is currently on a year abroad in Italy. Here she discusses the challenges of balancing two languages (at two levels) on a year abroad. For more of Harriet's adventures, check out her blog.
Julie Goffredo is studying German and Italian with European studies at the University of Bath. She is currently doing a placement in Italy, near Milan (Monza) and will then go to Vienna to work for the British Council as a language assistant. She has been blogging about her adventures, but here she tells us her tips for adapting to Italian life...
Natalie Earl started learning Italian Ab Initio in her first year at Royal Holloway, University of London. She spent 8 months in France working as an English Language Assistant, before transferring to Civita Castellana, Italy, where she is currently working as an intern for Tour Operator "Stop in Italy".
Rebecca Liquorish is a French and English student at the University of Leicester. She is currently on her year abroad in France, working as a language assistant in three primary schools in Aix-Les-Bains. In this article, she tells us about her recent trip to Milan and her unexpected celebrity encounter! For this story in more detail and many more adventures, check out Rebecca's blog.
Sophie Duncan studied French and Italian at the University of Exeter and spent her year abroad in Emilia Romagna, Italy. After graduating this year, she moved to Paris and began an internship with a digital media company. You can read more about Sophie's adventures in Paris on her blog. In this piece, she summarises the results of the European Commission's recent study on the impact of doing an Erasmus year (spoiler: it's positive!) and gives her own insight into the benefits of a year abroad.
Christina Vieira-Barry is studying French with English at King’s College London. She spent her year abroad (2013-2014) as an Erasmus student at Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence, using sketching and photography to document her time there. Here she talks us through five of her favourite year abroad images...