Imogen Reid is studying French and German at King’s College London, spending her year abroad divided between studying at two universities, the University of the French West Indies and Guyana on the island of Martinique, a French overseas department, and at Humboldt University, Berlin. This is her story of dealing with accidents, broken bones and les hôpitaux français! You can keep up with her adventures abroad on her blog!
Laura Bridgestock is the lead writer and community manager of TopUniversities.com, home of the QS World University Rankings® and the QS World Grad School Tour. The site is dedicated to helping prospective students worldwide access opportunities to study abroad.
City University London student Craig Debrah is spending his year abroad studying Law at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole in Toulouse, France. This is his list of the 7 things he wished that he'd known before he left for Gallic shores! For more on Craig's time abroad, check out his blog or follow him on Twitter.
Considering how fantastic the year abroad is, not only as a life experience, but also as a CV-booster, it's quite incredible how many people hide it away at the bottom of page 2 when applying for jobs. We've put together this guide to help you to incorporate your international experience into your CV, without breaking a sweat. Now go forth and conquer the world!
Katherine Tabor is studying French and German and the University of York and she spent her year abroad as an Erasmus student at Aix-Marseille University in Aix-en-Provence. Here are her responses to some typical pre-year abroad fears!
Tanyel Kazim studies BA French and Management at King’s College London and is spending his year abroad at ESSEC Business School, Cergy-Pontoise, France. Here, he gives his tips for narrowing down the options for how to spend your year abroad.
British Council Study Work Create have a whole range of fantastic opportunities for undergraduates, post-graduates and graduates but sometimes it can be a little confusing to work out which one is right for you. That's why we've created this handy breakdown to help you to take advantage of all the programmes on offer - without any of the stress! (Scroll right for availability and deadlines!)
We had so many fantastic entries for our 'How would you sum up your year abroad?' competition, that we've decided to display the very best ones on the site! We think these photos, videos and blogs perfectly represent the fantastic opportunity that is studying or working abroad and demonstrate just how wide a range of experiences are available to year abroaders! Enjoy.
*The above photo is by Aidoia Puig-Delfin. Aidoia studies Spanish and Media Communications at Newcastle University and spent her year abroad in Barcelona. The photo is of the view of the city from El Tibidado, a theme park in the mountains.
Meeting students who have recently returned from foreign placements is a fantastic way to kickstart your year abroad research and enthusiasm - you can ask your burning questions and see their excitement (or not?) for the destination you're considering. International Office staff are on hand to explain your options, and it's also useful to hear from visiting graduate speakers and careers advisors who will help you get your head in the game. We are working with Routes into Languages to put together listings of upcoming events and activities to inform you about studying and working abroad during your degree course, but please do get in touch if you have any events to add to the list!