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  • Tim Blore is studying Modern Languages at Durham University. He spent the first semester of his year abroad as an Erasmus student in Tübingen, Germany, and is currently working as an English language instructor for children in Paris. Here is his advice, with anecdotes mixed in, about dealing with paperwork, registering at the uni, the Erasmus programme, meeting and joining in with the locals, making the most of your time, learning new skills, travelling, homesickness avoidance tactics, and surviving university lectures on your year abroad...

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  • Katherine is studying English Literature at the University of Warwick, and is spendign a year abroad studying English and German at the Freie Universität in Berlin to improve her language skills and experience the German culture. Here is her advice about finding somewhere to live in Berlin...

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  • Erasmus Programme: Hopes and Fears

    Wednesday, 26 February 2014

    Like many other students in Britain (and all over the world), I'm currently in the beginning stages of organising myself to be prepared to study abroad for nine months, and with this organising comes certain concerns and stressful situations. Before going to my Erasmus finance meeting tomorrow, that will also touch on applying to the foreign University of my choice (in my case the University of Graz), I'm going to highlight some of the initial worries I've been feeling, and hopefully some people will realise that they're not alone.

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  • Coping with Homesickness

    Friday, 31 January 2014

    Fenella is studying French and Spanish at Nottingham University, and is spending her year abroad working in Brussels for 3 months, working in Paris for another 3 months, and then heading to Santiago, Chile, to study for 6 months. She has some brilliant tried-and-tested ideas to help you beat the blues on your abroad...

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  • A summer au pair in Paris

    Saturday, 25 January 2014

    Left with the dilemma of both desperately wanting summer plans as well as being very aware of the need to improve my French skills before the imminent year abroad, I hastily made a profile on Au pair world.com. Several messages and one Skype conversation later, I found myself on the plane to Paris where I was to spend an incredible five weeks as a summer jeune fille au pair.

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