Jack Graham is studying French and Chinese at the University of Hull and is spent the summer before his year abroad working in Strasbourg as a Stagiaire at a hostel before moving to Shanghai to study Chinese at East China Normal University. Here's his advice about applying for a visa while you're already abroad.
Elizabeth Gardiner is studying German and Spanish Linguistic Studies at Southampton University, and is currently on her year abroad in Cartagena, Spain, working as an English Language Assistant in a secondary school. She is blogging about her experiences, and says, "I was approached by a lot of people who wanted a native English person to give private lessons, so I thought I would take the opportunity to try something new and earn a bit of money. I've noticed that the experience can be very different depending on various factors, and I wish I had thought about it a bit more before I started! To make sure other people are a bit more clued up than I was, here is my advice on things to think about before you start!"
Jess studies Economics and Spanish at the University of Leeds, but for her year abroad she taught English at the University of Valencia - here are the things she really misses from her time in Spain - and a horror story about Jamón serrano!
Holly Walton is studying French and Spanish at the University of Exeter, and is on her year abroad as a British Council Language Assistant in a small town in the Spanish Pyrenees called Barbastro. She says, "I wrote this piece about the benefits of a long-distance relationship, because it's something that I've been talking to my friends about a lot recently, and I wish I had known it a year ago!"
Jess studies Economics and Spanish at the University of Leeds and spent her year abroad teaching English at the University of Valencia, which she documented on her blog and her YouTube channel. In this piece, she talks us through the biggest (and most unexpected) differences she noticed between Spain and the UK.
Michael Yeates is doing Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool and spent 6 months of his year abroad teaching English in Argentina with a company called Colonias de Inmersión al Idioma and a further 6 months studying at PUC Rio in Brazil, where he blogged about his adventures. Travel opportunities, host families, cost of living... here's why you should choose South America over Spain for your year abroad.
Emer O’Toole is studying French and Spanish at Queen’s University, Belfast, and is spending her year abroad working as a British Council language assistant in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. Here is her insider guide to living with locals - the good and...the not-so-good.
Heidi Marchant is studying English Language and Literature at King's College London, and has been an au pair in her summer holidays three times. Here is her advice about how to find an au pair job in Spain, an insight into her experiences there, and her five top tips...
Jess studies Economics and Spanish at the University of Leeds and spent her year abroad teaching English at the University of Valencia, which she documented on her blog and her YouTube channel. Here's why she thinks you should head to Valencia for your year abroad!
Jess studies Economics and Spanish at the University of Leeds and spent her year abroad teaching English at the University of Valencia, which she documented on her blog and her YouTube channel. In this video, she talks us through some of the typical Spanish dishes she's enjoying while she's away.