Connie Searle studies French and Portuguese at King’s College London, and has just come back from a semester spent at Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal. She says, "Lisbon is a really up and coming city, and has such a vibrant culture. I would whole heartedly recommend it to anyone – I haven’t spoken to a single person who has visited Lisbon and didn’t love it and want to come back straight away!" Here is her insider guide to the city.
Lucy is a fourth year Spanish and History student at the University of Southampton, and here she reflects on the pressure to have 'the best year of your life' on your year abroad, how you can take charge of your time away and why, whatever happens, your experience wasn't a waste of time.
Elizabeth is studying French and Spanish at the University of Manchester, and spent her year abroad as a Language Assistant at a school in Perpignan, before going to Antibes and Salamanca. Elizabeth is blogging and tweeting about her experiences: @Grizonne. She says, "So, you've got a place teaching, working or studying in Perpignan or one of its suburbs. Congrats - it's an incredible part of the world. But where should you live? Here is my guide to four popular neighbourhoods."
Ben Brunton is a French and English Literature graduate from the University of Sheffield. He's currently on a lecteur exchange and about to go into his second year of teaching English at the Aix-Marseille University in France. Here is his insider guide to living in and making the most of your time in Marseille.
Elizabeth is doing IPML French and Spanish at the University of Manchester, and spent her year abroad as an English Language Assistant at a school in Perpignan, followed by a French language course in Antibes, and finally a Spanish language, culture and economy course at the University of Salamanca. She has been blogging about all of her experiences. While many students drink to join in and meet new people while they're abroad, Elizabeth found fun ways to achieve this alcohol-free. Here's her experience.
Elizabeth is studying IPML French and Spanish at the University of Manchester, and spent her year abroad as a Language Assistant at a school in Perpignan, before going to Antibes and Salamanca. Elizabeth is blogging and tweeting about her experiences: @Grizonne, and here is why she has decided to add another year abroad to her Integrated Professional Masters course to take it up to 6 years of study.
Cerys studied German and Russian at the University of Nottingham and did a British Council Assistantship in a small specialist school in Baden-Württemburg, Germany, as well as 2 placements in Russia at a summer camp and a language school. She says, "I really struggled in Germany with loneliness so I thought about what would have been helpful to know while preparing."
Elise Metcalf is studying International Relations at Exeter University, and is about to embark on a year study abroad at American University in Washington D.C. She is blogging about her experiences too! Here is her guide to what you need to sort out before you start your study/work abroad experience...
Louise is studying French at the University of Glasgow and spent her year abroad as a British Council Language Assistant in Tarnos in the South West of France. Coming home after a year abroad can be tough so here are Louise's top 5 tips for fighting off those post-travel blues.
While we've been away working on new website developments, the EU Referendum has happened. You know all about that, so I'll get straight to the point.