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 Smith-Galer studies Spanish and Arabic at Durham University and is currently doing an internship in Granada, Spain, for a company that runs cultural tours of the city and organises Erasmus+ placements for European students. In October, she will head to Beirut to study at the Institut Francais du Proche Orient. To read more about Sophia's year adventures abroad, visit her blog or follow her on Twitter. Here she tells us about her first steps into the world of flamenco...
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.
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...
Holly Shayler studies Geography and Spanish at the University of Leeds and spent her year abroad as a language assistant in A Coruña. She has been blogging about her experiences but here she shares her top ten tips for getting the most out of this little-known Spanish city!
Ahh Spain. It was bound to happen. All character building of course. Here’s how it went down.