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  • 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".

    Published in Italian-speaking
  • Catherine is studying German and Italian at Oxford University and spent her year abroad doing internships in the German Institute in Bologna, Italy, at a newspaper in Rome and at AKQA, a digital advertising agency in Berlin. Here is her guide to finding and making the most out of an internship on your year abroad. 

    Published in Internships Abroad
  • Gabriella Craft is doing Italian Studies at the University of Reading, and is currently on an Erasmus placement for a year at the Università degli Studi di Firenze in Florence, Italy. Here is her guide to the city at the heart of the Italian Renaissance: how to get there, money, what you'll need, where to live, the city itself, transport and travel, nightlife, food, and the top ten hidden secrets and places to go in Florence.

    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.
  • Learning Italian Ab Initio

    Friday, 01 August 2014

    Lucy Farrell learnt Italian ab initio at the University of Exeter and is currently studying in Venice, Italy.

    Published in Italian-speaking
  • The Mole Diaries: Naples

    Tuesday, 24 June 2014

    Becky is a third year French and Italian student at the University of St Andrews, and she is about to finish her year abroad working as a British Council Language Assistant in an Istituto Tecnico in Torre Annunziata, provincia di Napoli in Italy. Here is her insider guide to the city: what to pack, what not to miss, getting around town, top tips and useful Neapolitan words, phrases and links. Most of all, Becky restores Naples's reputation and puts it on the map as a top year abroad destination.

    Published in Italian-speaking
  • 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?
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