Claire is studying at Manchester University and took part in their Study China Programme in Winter 2012 over the Christmas holidays. Here's her review of what's involved, how it's funded, what the benefits are and why you should apply...
Gemma studied German and Russian at Manchester University and spent her year abroad studying in St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Düsseldorf and Dresden. She graduated in 2011 and is now a German-speaking cabin crew member for an English airline.
Kate-Marie studied French at The University of Manchester and spent her year abroad working in Paris. She graduated in 2011 and is now an English teacher. This is our favourite report of all those we collected for the 'Valuing the Year Abroad' report.
Emma studied History and German at Manchester University and spent her third year abroad as an English Language Assistant at two secondary schools in Vienna, Austria, teaching mostly 11-18 year olds. She graduated in 2010 and is now a fundraiser for an international development charity.
Jennifer Russell studies Spanish & Linguistics at the University of Manchester. She spent her year abroad working as an English Language Assistant for 8 months in a secondary school in Murcia. Here are her top tips about the city...
Katherine studied German and Linguistics at Manchester University and spent her year abroad as an Erasmus student at Heidelberg University. She graduated in 2001 and after starting her own business, she is now a Senior Recruitment Consultant.
Tilly studied French and Spanish at the University of Manchester and spent her year abroad teaching adults English at the Association pour la Formation Professionelle des Adultes in Lyon. She graduated in 2010 and now works for a subtitling and dubbing company.
Anna studies Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Manchester and has been living in Madrid since September, working as a receptionist in a language school. Here she passes on her top tips about what to pack, things to do when you arrive, choosing where to live, food, drink, travel, dealing with unwanted attention, and general survival in Madrid.