Victoria is 28 and is a recipient of a 2016 British Council Generation UK Study China scholarship. She is studying Chinese at Qingdao University for a semester after graduating in Modern Chinese Studies in 2014 at the University of Leeds.
Hannah Davenport is 22 years old and studying History at the University of Sussex. She is currently on an exchange year at Waseda University, Tokyo, in Japan, where she does the SILS programme (School of International Liberal Studies) as well as mandatory study of Japanese language.
Parisa Ahmadian is studying Law at King’s College London, and spent her year abroad at the University of San Diego. She says, " I was interested in studying another common law jurisdiction, and honestly, wanted to experience American college life too. What better place than in Southern California! I can hands down say that last year was the best year of my life so far. Maybe it’s the constant sunshine and living by the ocean, maybe it’s that everyone is nice, but either way, if you get a chance to study here, take it." Here is her insider guide to living as a student in San Diego...
Katie De Salis is studying Film Studies and French at Exeter University, and is spending her year abroad working as a British Council Language Assistant in the Vaucluse region of France, living in Avignon. She has appeared on the news during her stay there! Here is her insider guide to living in and adventuring around Avignon, with tips about finding accommodation, packing, things to do and places to go while you're there...
Megan Tomlinson is studying Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Italian) at the University of Cambridge, and is spending her year abroad as an Erasmus student at Ca'Foscari University of Venice! Here is her insider guide to living in Venice: how to sort out your accommodation, tips for settling in, unmissable tourist activities, language advice, and things she wishes she'd known before she started her placement in Venice.
Anishaa Aubeeluck is in her final year of studying German at King's College London, and spent her year abroad as an English Language Assistant at a grammar school in a small town in Germany, called Porta Westfalica. She lived in the nearest city, Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, which is around 2 hours away from Düsseldorf, and an hour away from Hannover, and ran her own extra-curricular English Club for all students. Here is her insider advice for living and working in Bielefeld.
Helen is in the final year of her degree in French and German (ab initio) at Lancaster University. She spent the second half of her year abroad working as a British Council Language Assistant in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria, and here is her insider guide to moving to and living in the region...
Ellie is studying English Literature at Surrey University, and is spending her year abroad doing an Events Marketing internship in Amsterdam. Here is her guide to living in the city, getting around by bicycle, food shopping, things to do, and the nightlife in Amsterdam.
Sarah Ricketts is in her fourth year studying History and Political Science at the University of Birmingham, and spent her third year abroad studying at the National University of Singapore. Here's her insider guide to finding accommodation in Singapore, what to pack, the humidity and air con, language barriers, banking, the university, insurance, and exchange student support.
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.