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  • Alex Stuart is studying Computer Science at Aberystwyth University, and is spending his year abroad doing an Industrial Placement with Areva as a software developer in Erlangen, Germany. He took the opportunity to work in Germany with very little experience of speaking the language. While most of the other British students he has met out there have been studying German for up to 5 years, he has had a very different experience.


    Read on to discover why Alex chose to work abroad in Germany despite not having the language skills, how his year has differed from his German speaking peers', and why working abroad makes such a big difference for computer scientists - and equally other STEM students.

    Published in Not a linguist?
  • A year in Amsterdam as a non-linguist

    Monday, 09 September 2013

    Amber Houghton, is studying LLB Law at Sheffield Hallam University. She has just finished her year abroad as an Erasmus student in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where she studied the course in English alongside an international group of English-speaking students. Here are her thoughts on being a non-linguist Erasmus student, speaking English on her year abroad...

    Published in Not a linguist?
  • The Mole Diaries: Toronto

    Thursday, 28 March 2013

    George Ward spent nearly four months on exchange in Toronto, Canada, in the first term of his 3rd year Journalism studies at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Some of this Mole Diary was originally documented in his blog, but here he tells us in more detail about Toronto and shares some general tips for all exchangers.

    Published in English-speaking
  • From the simplicity and affordability to the multilingual fun and the international career prospects: discover why doing your whole degree in English in Continental Europe is an excellent choice! Our guest writer, Gérard Spencer, is the Founder and Director of EUROPEDUCATION, the only independent British organisation which supports students (and informs their parents) considering a degree in English in Continental Europe instead of in the UK.
    Published in Whole Degree Abroad
  • Meera is a third year Geography student at King’s College London, and spent a semester of her year abroad studying at The National University of Singapore (NUS). Here are ten ways that studying abroad enhanced her degree...
    Published in Not a linguist?
  • The Mole Diaries: Seoul

    Wednesday, 29 January 2014

    Tegan Hedley is studying English Literature at the University of Exeter. She spent a year at Ewha University in Seoul, which she chose precisely because she had never been to Asia, knew nothing about Korea, and wanted to try something a little different. Here's her insider guide to living and studying in Seoul, the capital of South Korea.

    Published in English-speaking
  • My degree is in Theology. That’s it, just plain Theology. (If you’re wondering, no, I don’t want to be a nun). But the last place you’d imagine a theology degree to take you is up a mountain, on the back of a dog sled, atop ten feet of snow, in temperatures of minus thirty, hidden in deepest, darkest Quebec. And yet, with the study abroad option, that is exactly where I ended up three quarters of the way into my humble theology degree. And I wouldn’t have it any other way!

    Published in Not a linguist?
  • The year abroad is not just for linguists! There is an absolutely HUGE range of UK university courses for scientists, humanists, artists and mathematicians which include a year abroad.
    Published in Sixth Form
  • Lottie is studying History with an International Year at Royal Holloway University of London, and is currently on her year abroad at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Here is her advice about taking a year abroad when you're not a language student, and making the most of the new subject modules on offer to you.
    Published in Not a linguist?
  • To find out more about study abroad options for students who aren't studying languages, we spoke to Laura from Study Options, which is a "free, independent, expert service for people looking to study in Australia and New Zealand," and asked her some questions:
    Published in English-speaking
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