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  • Jo Kenworthy is studying French and Spanish at the University of Surrey and is coming to the end of her year abroad where she spent six months in Paris and five months in Madrid. In Paris she worked for a company called RTE, and in Madrid she worked for for the editorial group Macmillan, and she has been blogging about her experiences. Here are her thoughts about the less discussed aspects of the year abroad in terms of setting yourself some realistic expectations...

  • Jessi Wells studied French and History at the University of Oxford and spent her year abroad working as a Language Assistant at the Lyceé Edouard Branly in Dreux, France. Here's an interview with her mother about her perspective of Jessi's year abroad: driving her to France with all her stuff, how her daughter changed during the experience and her advice for other parents.

  • Jonathan Nesbitt studies French and German at the University of St Andrews. He is spending his third year abroad in Vienna, studying both subjects at Universität Wien. In this article, he explains why a trip to a future study or work destination can be a great start to the year abroad!

  • Applying for a visa while abroad

    Sunday, 18 September 2016

    Jack Graham is studying French and Chinese at the University of Hull and is spent the summer before his year abroad working in Strasbourg as a Stagiaire at a hostel before moving to Shanghai to study Chinese at East China Normal University. Here's his advice about applying for a visa while you're already abroad.

  • The Mole Diaries: Münster

    Sunday, 18 September 2016

    Charlotte Jones is studying Law with European Studies at the University of Exeter and is spending her Erasmus year at Westfalische-Wilhelms Universität in Münster, Germany. Here is her insider guide to the city: accommodation, getting around town, bars, cafés, clubs, top places to see, and the things she wishes she'd known before arriving in Münster.

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