Alice Whelan studies BA (joint honours) French and Spanish at Cardiff University, and studied Beginners Italian in her first year as her additional subject. She is spending her Year Abroad studying at Université de Savoie in Chambéry until January, before moving to Granada to study at the university there for the remaining six months. This is her insider guide to the small Alpine city!
Rosemary Maher studies French at the University of Leeds and is spending her year abroad working as a language assistant at Lycée Blaise Pascal, Colmar (Alsace, France). This is her insider guide to all things Alsace - including which of the spectacular local delicacies to sample!
Amelia Steele is a student of Joint Honours Spanish and English Literature at Edinburgh University and is spending her third year working at a school in Lima, Peru. Here, she shares her newfound tips and advice about how to get the most out of this unusual year abroad destination!
Lora Jury is a 4th-year English Literature and Italian student at the University of Reading. Originally from Wales, she took up Italian in first year, with no prior knowledge or formal language qualifications. After a life-changing conversation with a 4th-year, she ended up in Bergamo for her year abroad. Here is her insider guide to the beautiful Italian city.
Isabelle Stokes is a writer who recently swapped the London smog for the laid-back shores of Bulgaria. She has been blogging about her experiences, but here she gives us her top tips for getting to grips with this frequently misunderstood country.
Zak Campbell-Lochrie is a third-year Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Edinburgh and is currently spending a year abroad in the USA, studying at Michigan State University. This is his guide to the state, including holiday season, school spirit and sub-zero temperatures.
Milly Cooksley is studying Sociology at the University of Warwick and is currently studying as an Erasmus student at Copenhagen University. This is her insider guide to making the most of the Danish capital!
Rachel MacLean studies French and German Interpretation and Translation at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. She is spending her year abroad as an Erasmus student at Universität des Saarlandes in Saarbrücken. Here, she gives us an insight into life in Deutschland and tells us what she's learnt so far (pretzels are involved).
Hannah Main studies French and Hispanic Studies at University of Sheffield, and worked as a Comenius Language Assistant in Melilla. She wanted a few months in Madrid... she was placed in North Africa for half a year. Yet, it was the best thing that could have happened - here's why....