Sarah is a Singaporean law student who spent her third year abroad at the University of Southampton in the South of England. She says "It was, without a doubt, the best year of my life to date. I found myself and my happiness, my independence really took flight and, most importantly, I had the opportunity to visit 14 countries and more than 70 cities!" Sarah has continued writing about her travels on her blog, The Travel Spotlight, and here is her insider guide to living in Southampton and making the most of its location to travel around the UK and Europe.
George Ward spent nearly four months on exchange in Toronto, Canada, in the first term of his 3rd year Journalism studies at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Some of this Mole Diary was originally documented in his blog, but here he tells us in more detail about Toronto and shares some general tips for all exchangers.
If you plan on taking a year abroad and are not studying languages as part of your degree, the prospect of flying off somewhere and getting stuck into a particular education system, as well as having all your classes taught in a foreign language, might be quite scary for quite a few of you. With many UK universities and European institutions offering courses taught in English, taking a year abroad as a non-linguist might not prove to be so scary after all! Here’s our list of the top universities, across Europe, offering a wide range of courses - from Engineering to Theology, to Law and Mathematics, you’re bound to find something to suit you!
Collins Easy Learning English Idioms
This little book of English idioms is a wonderful resource to take away with you. Allow your new friends/flatmates/colleagues to discover the meaning of all those funny English phrases you use which baffle them! Also, if you’re planning on teaching English abroad, this book of idioms can provide ideas and materials for lessons with pupils who want to speak natural English just like you!