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  • It has now been around six months since I waved a sorrowful ‘hasta luego’ to Madrid and returned to the somewhat damper shores of England’s green and pleasant land. However, Spain very much remains close to my heart in more ways than one. Indeed, on paper my year abroad has had something of a positive effect on the old interpersonal-cum-organisational-cum-intercultural skills. In practice, though, my year abroad seems to prevent me from communicating like a regular human being.

    Published in Home
  • Joe Cohen has just got back from living in Buenos Aires for the 2012/2013 academic year from Nottingham University, England. He says: "I spent the first 6 months on a pre-planned contract with a large financial services company (Deloitte) and have been asked by the ThirdYearAbroad team to write a little dossier to prepare any future Buenos Aires-goers as to the differences and challenges you’ll face in your life as a porteño – so here we go..."

    Published in Spanish-speaking
  • De Ratones y Hombres

    Monday, 15 July 2013

    Sian Green is studying Modern Languages at Durham University, and she spent 9 months in Asturias, Spain, as a British Council language assistant. Here's her review of 'Of Mice and Men' which she saw in Spain... in Spanish.

    Published in Lost in Translation
  • Having spent a year in Spain, there were some things about the language that caught my attention. One of the more interesting things was the fact that some brand names have replaced names for the actual products. Now then, we have this in English so it isn’t a totally new concept. We say Tippex to refer to white correction fluid, Hoover to refer to a vacuum cleaner; Post-It to refer to sticky notes – the Spanish use this last one too but pronounce it with a silent first ‘t’, like ‘Posit’.

    Published in Spain
  • Laura is studying Spanish and Contemporary European studies at the University of Sussex and and is spending her year abroad at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. Here is her advice about accommodation, university life, eating and drinking, and things to do as a student in Las Palmas.

    Published in Spanish-speaking
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