Helen Long studies German and Spanish at Nottingham University. She is spending the first six months of her Third Year Abroad as a Language Assistant in a primary school in Berlin, before relocating to Madrid to spend five months working in a university. For more of Helen's adventures, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.
Amelia Steele is a student of Joint Honours Spanish and English Literature at Edinburgh University and is spending her third year working at a school in Lima, Peru. Here, she shares her newfound tips and advice about how to get the most out of this unusual year abroad destination!
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.
I recently went to see a production of the Golden Age play ‘Castigo sin venganza’ (or ‘Punishment without revenge’), performed at Shakespeare’s Globe by the renowned Spanish theatre company Fundación Siglo de Oro (or Rakata). The production was in Castilian Spanish with scene synopses in English, but as I was sat in an area with restricted view, I was forced to rely on my (embarrassingly rusty) Spanish to understand the goings on.
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!
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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...
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...