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.
On arrival in Austria the first thing you will probably want to do is run down a mountain singing "the hiiiiiiiiiills are aliiiiiiive" but there are a few administrative issues you should attend to as quickly as possible.