Elise Davies studies French and Spanish at Bangor University. She spent the first semester of her year abroad working as a receptionist and waitress in a youth hostel in Grenoble and is now in Seville, where she is working as an English teacher in an adult language school. Here are her thoughts on why you should do a work placement abroad and what to watch out for!
Chloë Rose is a University of Birmingham student of English Literature and Hispanic Studies and is spending her year abroad in Granada. In this piece she examines the oft-repeated idea that the Year Abroad will be the 'best year of your life'. Check out her blog for more info!
Emma Francombe studied English and Spanish at Durham University and spent her year abroad working as a teaching assistant in Madrid, where she lived with a 'remarkable but terrifying' flatmate. Here, she tells us about her return to Spain for said flatmate's wedding and gives us an insight into what to expect from this most personal of traditions.
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.
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.
Elly Grantham studies Applied Languages at the University of Portsmouth and is currently on her year abroad, which she is spending in Lyon, France and Salamanca, Spain. In this article, she uses her hard-earned wisdom to give her advice on what to do - and what not to do - when preparing for your year abroad! For more of Elly's insights, check out her blog!
Heather Collier is a Modern Languages student at Nottingham Trent University. She spent her third year abroad as a language assistant in Madrid and working with Mickey and Minnie at Disneyland Paris. Here she gives us her hard-earned tips on what to take with you on a year abroad - and how to fit it all in a suitcase!
Sacha Bancroft is the Co-Founder of ninetonineworld: connecting cultures, which she started to help children learn languages through language schools, camps, courses and bilingual au pairs. Here is her advice about au pairing in Spain on your year abroad...