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.
Robyn McConville is studying Spanish and History at the University of Exeter, and is currently spending a year abroad working as a British Council Language Assistant in Ceuta, a Spanish colony east of Morocco on the north coast of Africa. Here's Robyn's insider guide to living and teaching in Ceuta: how to get there, where to live, what to pack, language advice, restaurants, shopping and nightlife...
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.
Elizabeth Gibson is doing IPML French and Spanish at the University of Manchester, and spent her year abroad as an English Language Assistant at a school in Perpignan, followed by a French language course in Antibes, and finally a Spanish language, culture and economy course at the University of Salamanca. She blogged about all of her adventures and has Twitter too (@Grizonne) - and here is her insider guide to living and studying in Salamanca!
My name is Chloe Harrison, I’m a student of Linguistics and Spanish at the University of Leeds. I have just returned from my year abroad in Santiago de Chile working as a language assistant (a placement organised through the British Council). I chose Santiago as it is one of South America’s safest and most vibrant capital cities, with something going on 24/7.
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.
Yoli Sanchez is studying Spanish and Italian at the University of Liverpool, and has just finished her first semester as an Erasmus student in Alicante, Spain, and will be shortly going to study as an Erasmus student in Palermo, Sicily. Here is Yoli's insider guide to living in Alicante: where to live, transport connections, packing, travelling around and the University of Alicante.
Skyscrapers, incensed temples and mouth-watering oriental cuisine. These are the first things that come to my mind (of course food would be in there). As we all know, Asia is one of the most popular if not the most popular destination to visit when travelling. I was lucky enough to visit Hong Kong, so I thought it would be useful to give you guys the lowdown on what life is like out there, such as cultural differences to consider, what to do, what not to do…that kind of thing!
Nupur Patel is a student at the University of Oxford, reading French and History. She spent her year abroad working as a British Council Language assistant in Montpellier, France, having previously worked as an English animatrice in Langue et Nature (an English language school in Laval, France). This is her guide to the fashionable French city!