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.
Lucy is studying French at Bristol University and is spending her year abroad working as a Language Assistant in Martinique. Here's her advice about the French, the weather, travel, and island life as a teacher on Martinique...
At Bristol, year abroad students are allowed to:
i) At a university on an Erasmus exchange programme or
ii) On a university-based foreign language school
2. Work as a language teaching assistant on the British Council Assistantship programme or on the Comenius scheme
3. Undertake a work placement or training scheme that has been approved by the International Office. This may entitle you to an Erasmus grant.