For all you year abroad students preparing to enter into or continue a long-distance relationship, things are not as bad as they seem. With cheap (surprise) flights, quick international postage, mail order flowers, spontaneous romantic gestures and a healthy dose of trust and infatuation, you'll sail through. But, believe me, nothing makes a long-distance more manageable than Skype.
Here's an infographic to illustrate how developments in technology have made life a whole lot easier for long-distance couples...
Caitlin Hardee, about to finish her year abroad in Berlin, works as a student journalistic on her college newspaper back home. On her year abroad, she chose to make the most of her time away by improving her writing experience by working on independent papers and sites. Here are her top tips to how it's done!
Before you disappear off on your year abroad, your tutors will tell you that you are principally there to discover a new place, become more independent and (for the linguists among you) learn to speak the language fluently. A tall order - so where on earth do you start?! Read on for our most successful ways to come back from a year abroad feeling that you've truly made the most of every second you were away.