Georgina Lucas studies French, Italian and European Studies at the University of Bath. She is spending the first semester of her Year Abroad in France, before moving to Trento, Italy, for the second semester. To learn more about her time abroad, check out her blog.
City University London student Craig Debrah is spending his year abroad studying Law at Université Toulouse 1 Capitole in Toulouse, France. This is his list of the 7 things he wished that he'd known before he left for Gallic shores! For more on Craig's time abroad, check out his blog or follow him on Twitter.
Marilyn Wilkinson studied German with Politics at the University of Paris VIII from 2011 to 2013 and then spent the final year of her degree interning at a dating agency in Berlin and studying German and Dutch at the University of Vienna in Austria. Here she shares her insider tips for enjoying Parisian life on shoestring!
Sophie is a Durham university student on her third year abroad working in Pau, South West France, for 10 months. She is living with locals, and loving it! Here's why...
Emma is a St. Andrews student spending her year abroad in Perpignan, France. She's having a wonderful time, but in hindsight: here are the things she wishes she had done before she moved to France...
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.
Stephanie Barrett graduated last year from Pembroke College, Cambridge University with a degree in English and she has spent the year working as an English Language Assistant with the British Council in a primary school in Boulogne-Billancourt, just outside of Paris. Here she lets us into what it's really like as an English girl in Paris!
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 he discusses loneliness, and ways to make friends on your year abroad.
I study French and Italian at St Anne’s College, Oxford. I began learning Italian ab initio when I started in 2012, and as result of being so far behind with Italian in comparison, I really worked hard to improve my Italian by studying at language courses in Florence and spending a summer working as an au-pair. As a consequence, my French then fell behind, and I really wasn’t comfortable with grammar or speaking. I have thus chosen to spend the majority of my year Abroad in France, and just the two summers either side in Italy. I had already had a fair bit of experience working at primary schools in England as a volunteer and so decided that I wanted to use my year abroad as a chance to gain a different type of work experience.
Katherine is studying International Business with French at Warwick University, and is spending her year abroad working in Paris! You can get the latest about what she's up to on her blog: Paris Student 411, or by following her on Twitter @katherinecook14, but in the meantime here is her tried-and-tested insider advice for finding accommodation in Paris...