Mairead Finlay is studying Politics and French at Bristol University and is spending her year abroad in Geneva studying Translation. Here she explains the reality of living in bunk beds on her year abroad...
Katie is a student studying Natural Sciences, majoring in Chemistry, at the University of Cambridge. She is currently doing a year abroad studying Chinese at the Harbin Institute of Technology through the British Council Generation UK-China scholarship programme. Here is her insider guide to living in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang, China’s northernmost province.
When people say they're "going on Erasmus", the Erasmus+ Study Abroad programme is what they're usually referring to - it's the well-known programme that supports you (through a grant, too!) to study at a European University for 3-12 months as part of your UK degree course. It's often compulsory for undergraduate full-time Modern Language students, but you don't need to be a linguist to take part by any means! Speak to your university's International Office to discover your options, and read on for more information...
Interested in studying Chinese language in the sub-tropical climate of Xiamen, or in one of the fastest developing cities in Asia, Shanghai? If so, there are seven different British Council Generation UK – China academic scholarship programmes to choose from, ranging from 5-11 months in length, and you can start in either September or February within the same academic year.
Walker Darke is studying French with Music at Canterbury Christ Church University and spent his year abroad studying in Lille. He wrote a blog about his experiences but, in the meantime, here is his summary of his year abroad adventures in Lille, from scouting out the city on a preliminary trip, to witnessing patrolling policemen after the Charlie Hebdo attack, and bumping into the French President!
Katie is a student studying Natural Sciences, majoring in Chemistry, at the University of Cambridge. She is currently doing a year abroad studying Chinese at the Harbin Institute of Technology through the British Council Generation UK-China scholarship programme. In summer 2014, she attended a summer school at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Here is her advice about why you should pick a city other than Beijing or Shanghai for your year abroad in China.
Daisy Guy is studying American Studies and English at the University of Nottingham, and is currently on a semester abroad at the University of Florida, USA. Here are ten things she's learned about America from her time studying there...
Land of the free, home of the brave. Whatever it is you’re looking for, the chances are the United States of America has it somewhere. From the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple to the peace and quiet on the northwest coast you could spend several lifetimes in the US and still not see it all. Thanks to Study Work Create, students in Northern Ireland can apply to spend a whole year studying business in one of over 130 institutions across the country.
Alexander Darby is studying German and Russian at Durham University, and is spending his year abroad studying at the Nevsky Institute in Saint Petersburg, and doing a translation internship in Vienna, Austria. Here is his survival guide to Russia! NB: the vodka advice :)
Harvey Ellerby is studying Finnish and East European Studies at University College London, and spent his year abroad as an Erasmus+ student at the University of Helsinki. He chose Finland because he likes the music and the culture, and he is particularly interested in the education system. For his latest update, check out his blog, and here is his insider guide to living and studying in Helsinki.