Dear Mum and Dad,
Sorry for not keeping in touch more. Sorry for the mood swings. Sorry for the rubbish Christmas presents. Sorry for missing your 60th birthday, Dad. Sorry for being selfish...
With tuition fees on the rise, many students are looking abroad for their higher education. Whether you are studying languages or fancy studying your chosen course in English abroad, there are many options available to school leavers across the globe. Financial help, forums, dedicated websites and more are just a few steps away so read on to find out more...
I was very excited to be invited by King's College London's Study Abroad Office (@breakfastabroad) to speak to their students about making the most of their time abroad, including the summer holidays before and after. We talked about foreign internships, part-time work, blogging, keeping a vocab book, joining in with local events, taking up courses and classes... in fact, here are my presentation slides so you don't miss out:
I’ve been here for pretty much two months now and I’ve got to say, it feels more like 2 weeks! So much has happened and everything feels like such a blur… But I’ve got to say I’ve learnt a lot (not necessarily in an academic context!) so I think a little do/don’t list might be the most effective way of getting my points across!
Funding your year abroad is a big step to finalising your plans, making sure you can afford your city and enabling you to really make the most of your time there, without worrying too much about money. Many grants and schemes are available, as well as the chance to get to grips with various other forms of money-saving ideas. Here is our definitive list of what you should keep an eye out before you whisk yourself off to other countries:
As you are ordering your university prospectuses to study languages, eager to get your final year of 6th form out of the way so as to become a real student, you might feel a little overwhelmed at just how many unis are on offer, what combinations to go for and what you should be looking out for. Here is our uni checklist (compiled by students), to help you pick which Modern Languages course: