Emma Young studies French and Events Management at Leeds Becket University. She is currently spending her year abroad in France, working as a Language Assistant with the British Council. Living only ten minutes from the Chateau de Versailles, she is well qualified to tell us what it's like to live in a tourist hotspot!
Sophie Tanno is a German and Linguistics student from Edinburgh University, currently spending her year abroad in Berlin as a language assistant with the British Council. For more of her Berlin adventures, follow her on Twitter.
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!
Shannah Gates studies Biology at the University of East Anglia and is spending her year abroad studying at the University of Wollongong in Australia. In this piece, she tells us about Aussie lingo, drinking rules and shock encounters with creepy crawlies! For more Australian adventures, check out her blog!
Having a bad day on your year abroad? Why don't you watch an episode of an English TV show, Skype a friend back home or have a browse of some year abroad blogs to help you tackle the blues? Now imagine doing your year abroad when all the things I've just mentioned are not an option - because they haven't been invented yet...
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!