Sian Green is studying Modern Languages at Durham University and spent 9 months of her degree in Asturias, Spain as a British Council language assistant. Here is her insider guide to a year abroad in the Asturias region of northern Spain - how to get there, the three main cities, exploring, the food, useful websites and further survival tips and advice.
Emilia Morano-Williams studies Italian at the University of Bristol and spent her Erasmus year studying in Pavia, a small town about a half hour from Milan. She lived with a host family, teaching three young boys English and attempting to explain that cookies aren’t, in fact, breakfast. Here are her best tips to help the unsuspecting student deal with Italian bureaucracy, mid-day closures and figure out exactly which documents they will be tested on during the dreaded oral exam.
Jennifer is studying French at the University of Warwick, and is spending her year abroad in Caen in Normandy. Here is her insider guide to living in the city: the culture, nightlife, accommodation, travel, eating, and advice for non-Normans in Caen.
Erica Lee is a 20-year old European Studies student from Ireland. She studies German and French alongside History and Politics at home. She says, "German has always been my stronger language so I chose to major in it and spend my Erasmus year here. I’ve been documenting what has been a very eventful year on my blog - feel free to check it out and get in touch!" Here is Erica's insider guide to living in Cologne...
Anna is studying Spanish in the University of Chester and is spending a semester studying and working in Melilla, an autonomous city of Spain and an exclave on the north coast of Morocco. Here is her advice about getting to Melilla, where to live, the University of Granada campus there, what to pack, language advice, shopping, survival tips, public transport, bars and cafes, working there and the nightlife in Melilla.
Nirankar Phull is studying English and Spanish at the University of Leeds and spent his Year Abroad in Soria working as a language assistant at a secondary school. Alex White studies Spanish and Religious Studies at Cardiff University and was also based in Soria, working for the NGO Cives Mundi. They're now best buds and here they give us the low-down on this glorious Castilian city...
Sophie Rhodes is a student at the University of Exeter and is currently studying abroad at the University of León in Northern Spain. Here is her insider guide to León: where to live, how to get there, banking, things to do, food and drink, and teaching English in León.
Emily is studying French and Philosophy at the University of Sheffield and has just finished her placement as an English Language Assistant in Aix les Bains, in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. Here she shares her tips on adapting to small town life, advice for Language Assistants and ‘la vie française’.
Amy Ratcliffe is studying German and Linguistics at the University of York, and has been living in Düsseldorf for the past 9 months where she's been working as a Language Assistant in a Gymnasium. Here is her insider guide to living and thriving in Düsseldorf - from getting around town and feasting favourites to her top tips for year abroad success!