Doing a year abroad can be a long and difficult decision - one which is completely worth it. But what do you do if your parents don't want you to go? We've put together this list of potential questions and answers, together with some handy links to our articles, to help you reassure the 'rents.
The phrase 'global skills' is bandied about a lot amongst students, universities and employers, but what does it actually mean? We hear from Susannah Day, Global Employability Consultant at Exeter University, about the work the programme is doing with year abroad students to help them to identify and make the most of their linguistic and intercultural know-how...
Katherine Tabor is studying French and German and the University of York and she spent her year abroad as an Erasmus student at Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence. Here are her responses to some typical pre-year abroad fears!
Tanyel Kazim studies BA French and Management at King’s College London and is spending his year abroad at ESSEC Business School, Cergy-Pontoise, France. Here, he gives his tips for narrowing down the options for how to spend your year abroad.
British Council Study Work Create have a whole range of fantastic opportunities for undergraduates, post-graduates and graduates but sometimes it can be a little confusing to work out which one is right for you. That's why we've created this handy breakdown to help you to take advantage of all the programmes on offer - without any of the stress! (Scroll right for availability and deadlines!)
Claire Booth studied French and Spanish at the University of Exeter. Through these five photos, she sums up her Year Abroad as an Erasmus student at the Université de Savoie in Chambéry, France.
Imogen Reid is studying French and German at King’s College London, spending her year abroad divided between studying at two universities, the University of the French West Indies and Guyana on the island of Martinique, a French overseas department, and at Humboldt University, Berlin. This is her story of dealing with accidents, broken bones and les hôpitaux français! You can keep up with her adventures abroad on her blog!
Laura Bridgestock is the lead writer and community manager of TopUniversities.com, home of the QS World University Rankings® and the QS World Grad School Tour. The site is dedicated to helping prospective students worldwide access opportunities to study abroad.
City University London student Craig Debrah is spending his year abroad studying Law at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole in Toulouse, France. This is his list of the 7 things he wished that he'd known before he left for Gallic shores! For more on Craig's time abroad, check out his blog or follow him on Twitter.
Considering how fantastic the year abroad is, not only as a life experience, but also as a CV-booster, it's quite incredible how many people hide it away at the bottom of page 2 when applying for jobs. We've put together this guide to help you to incorporate your international experience into your CV, without breaking a sweat. Now go forth and conquer the world!