Katie Gough studies German and Linguistics at Lancaster University. She is spending her year abroad studying at Karl Franzens Universität Graz in Austria. In this post, Katie explains that the idyllic tales on blog posts and the picturesque views posted on social media are only half the real year abroad story!
Rosemary Maher studies French at the University of Leeds and is spending her year abroad as an English Language Assistant with the British Council in Colmar, France. Have a look at her blog for more of her musings on life as a year abroader. Here she presents her tips for warding off that perennial year abroad issue - homesickness.
Helen Long studies German and Spanish at the University of Nottingham. She is spending the first six months of her year abroad as a language assistant in Berlin, before moving to Madrid to work at a university. In this piece, she identifies a few of the strange differences between German and British culture that she's picked up on since moving abroad. For more of Helen's observations, visit her blog!
Annie Warren studies French and Italian at UCL and is spending half of her year abroad studying at Paul Valéry in Montpellier and the other half studying at Roma III in Rome. For more of Annie's adventures abroad, check out her blog.
Christie Anderson studies French at the University of Oxford and is spending her year abroad as a language assistant in Angers, France. This is her advice for coping with those inevitable year abroad wobbles.
Abbie Robinson studies English and French at the University of Southampton and is spending her year abroad studying at Aix-Marseille Université in Aix-en-Provence. For more French adventures, check out her fantastically titled blog, Aix Marks the Spot.
Chloë Rose is a University of Birmingham student of English Literature and Hispanic Studies and is spending her year abroad in Granada. In this piece she examines the oft-repeated idea that the Year Abroad will be the 'best year of your life'. Check out her blog for more info!
Rebecca Liquorish is a French and English student at the University of Leicester. She is currently on her year abroad in France, working as a language assistant in three primary schools in Aix-Les-Bains. In this article, she tells us about her recent trip to Milan and her unexpected celebrity encounter! For this story in more detail and many more adventures, check out Rebecca's blog.
In honour of the spookiest of holidays, we've done a little research into the Halloween-themed traditions of countries around the world. Check out this handy guide and impress your neighbours by ditching the usual trick-or-treating in favour of something with a little more local colour!