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:
If you’re looking to improve your language skills by subscribing to a foreign magazine or newspaper, then you’ve come to the right place. Students have written in with their personal recommendations, we’ve trawled the internet and this is our definitive list to get your personal interest (be it current affairs, fashion, music or sports) delivered to your student door, in the shape of media from other shores. 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:
As you’ve moved into your new city and seen (most of) the sites and made your way through the various cafés, you might feel a little...Bored. Surprising really, as you’ve just moved somewhere exciting and cool, you’re the envy of all your friends back home and you can’t seem to quite get why. Sure, you’ve done the museums, you’ve met some cool people, sorted out accommodation and you’ve even got yourself an internet connection. So now what? Although many students choose to spend their year abroad partying and going on trips, that’s not to say there isn’t time to practice something you love, in another language. Read on to find out more...