I'm studying: Single Hons French
For my year abroad I went to: Albertville, France
While I was there I: I taught English in Primary schools.
Five words to describe my year away are: Challenging but rewarding and FUN!
My top tips for anyone going there are: To know that the first weeks will be the hardest - but after you find your feet, you’ll realise you've been placed in the most beautiful area of France. so get out there and enjoy it! Buy yourself (or bring) a bike - it's easier to get around that way, especially in the summer.
The cleverest people find accommodation: On leboncoin.fr and preferably with French people.
Don't leave without: Plenty of English food - it's scarce around here!
The best night out is: Not here...You have to go to Chambéry really.
When your parents visit: Go to Annecy (40 mins away by car) - or walk up to Conflans (the Medieval part of the town).
My favourite lunch place: the yellow boulangerie. You can't miss it here.
My best place for a hot date: not McDonalds - although it's where all the French kids go.
On a Sunday: go skiing in the winter or go walking in the summer.
The most useful website I found was: leboncoin.fr for accommodation.
If you want to fit in quickly, you should: get someone to take you skiing.