Rosie Woods came to Ibiza as a British Council language assistant after graduating from Aberystwyth University with a degree in French and Spanish. This was her second year abroad and second experience as a language assistant in Spain.
As many of us can confirm, adjusting to life in a foreign country is no picnic. Yet, it sometimes gets even harder when you return to the UK after immersion in a completely different culture and have to try and adjust back to the way life was before… Here is our list of 30 clear giveaways that you’re suffering from reverse culture shock and struggling to shake off those (e)spanish habits!
Lauren Stevens is studying International Development Studies and Spanish at the University of Chester. For her year abroad, she spent 9 months in Melilla: 8 months working as an English Language Assistant and one month travelling. You can read all about her adventures on her blog. This is her insider guide to Melilla, covering everything from where to register as a resident to the best way to fend off mosquitoes...
Georgina is a student at the University of Kent and is spending her year abroad studying Sociology in Granada, Spain. Here are the five stages of grief according to her experiences in Spanish lectures at university in Granada.
Ahh Spain. It was bound to happen. All character building of course. Here’s how it went down.
It's already May. How the hell did that happen. In the last month, we have had a week off for Semana Santa (which was brilliant - so much going out, day drinking, night drinking, watching processions, Taco Bell...oh so good), enjoyed some skating on the dry river Guadalmedina courtesy of our men at Mañana, and even an international food feria in Fuengirola (which was just insane, even if I did hemorrhage money - it was so worth it).
Georgina is a student at the University of Kent and is spending her year abroad studying Sociology in Granada, Spain. Here are eight observations she has made about cultural differences between the British and the Spanish...