Katie Watson is studying as an Erasmus+ student at Rennes University in Brittany, France, for her year abroad from Exeter University. She is also blogging about her adventures. Here she recommends a pre-arrival weekend in your year abroad destination to make you more confident through the first few weeks of your placement, and help you settle in properly.
Francesca is studying French and Theology at Exeter, and is spending her year abroad in Brittany, France, as a British Council Language Assistant, teaching English to primary school and high school students. Here she passes on her top tips about food, transport, accommodation and the best places to visit while you're there.