Have you done a work placement abroad? If so, we have a unique opportunity for you to win a ticket to the launch event of the ThirdYearAbroad.com Careers Platform this Friday evening (22nd) at a smart location in Central London, and meet employers from top UK and global businesses, from Goldman Sachs to the Guardian.
If you are 18-30 years old, from the UK and interested in exploring other European countries and cultures, or work with people who are, then apply to take part in the Youth in Action Programme by 1st October.
Sometimes (only very occasionally, I might add) we need to be reminded why we do what we do. We are so lucky to have a vibrant following on our social media platforms, and over the last few years we have been 'favouriting' the best Tweets we come across. We're always dazzled by the enthusiasm, get-up-and-go, dedication and resilience of year abroaders - it's totally inspiring.
I hope that looking through our Twitter Favourites below will give you the confidence, inspiration or motivation you need to push you to do a year abroad, or to make better use of your time if you're already there. It certainly keeps us going.
Thanks guys, and keep 'em coming!
Elliott Waring is studying Spanish and PR at Leeds Met and is on his year abroad in Barcelona. You can follow his blog about his experiences, but in the meantime here is an excerpt about his volunteering experience at the X Games and how being bilingual is giving him more opportunities.
Has someone famous inspired you to learn a language? Who is your Celebrity Language Idol? (Wow - imagine that as a show!) Do you think someone well-known deserves to win an award for their Services to Languages? Then you need to nominate them for the Guardian Public Language Champion Award!
We are supporting Speak to the Future, the UK's campaign for languages, and their latest project aims to change the future of language learning in the UK! Get involved by copying and pasting the letter below in an email to your MP to ensure future students have a well-rounded 'global' education. Here's more information about it...