Jade is studying French and German at the University of Leeds, and is currently in the last month of her British Council placement in Aachen, Germany. Here is her insider guide to the city, including advice on sights to see, what to do, travel opportunities, ease of access to the city, the weather, shopping and social scene in Aachen.
Jennifer is a Joint Honours student at Warwick University, and is currently on her year abroad in Germany doing a Language Assistantship in Oberhausen while living nearby in Essen. Here is her advice to help you save money while travelling on your year abroad in Germany.
Sara is a Journalism student, doing her final year at Universität Hamburg, Germany, while also working at a student health insurance company. Here is her advice for other international students, based on her experiences doing her whole degree in the country.
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!