Jess is studying French and German at Oxford University. She's balancing a year studying in Trier with internships in France and volunteering work. This is her take on giving back whilst on your year abroad.
The Year Abroad Awards 2015 are designed to celebrate and reward UK students who have spent time working, studying or volunteering abroad during their degree. The ten categories have been carefully selected to showcase the qualities that epitomise a year abroad student - creativity, bravery, ingenuity, a global mindset and a sense of humour! The deadline is on 13th September 2015. New sponsors and prizes to be announced!
Charlotte Darrell studies Spanish and Arabic at Durham University. She spent 4 months as an English teaching assistant in Peru, before moving to Oman to study Arabic. You can read more about her year abroad experiences on her blog. Here are her recommendations for the best online resources to help you to learn Arabic.
Claire Ward from Durham University (Combined Honours French and Music) is currently studying Music in Toulouse, as an Erasmus+ student at the university and as an independent student of Singing at the Conservatoire. This is her take on 'fitting in' during your year abroad...
Hannah studies Spanish/Linguistics at the University of York and she's currently doing a British Council English Language Assistantship for her year abroad in Santiago, Chile. Here, she talks about the different factors involved in choosing your YA country, and how to decide between a placement in Europe and further afield. For more of Hannah’s year abroad updates, you can read her blog.
Who doesn't enjoy a discount? If you're headed off on a year abroad, snap up an ISIC to ensure that you can make the most of student discounts no matter where you are in the world!
Urszula Kasperek is originally from Poland, but is studying for her degree in Business Management at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh. As if that wasn't enough, she's currently spending an Erasmus+ year at university in The Netherlands! Here is her take on life as a truly international student...
We asked you to tell us what you wish you'd been told before you left for your international placement. The answers make for essential pre-departure reading!