Lucy studies Spanish and History at the University of Southampton. While on her year abroad in Madrid she worked for 6 months as a marketing intern in an art museum and then for the remaining 3 months as an intern bookseller in Casa del Libro. She also spent time creating a year abroad blog, travelling throughout Spain, practicing photography and learning to play the clarinet.
Rashina Gajjar studies French and Spanish at the University of Bristol. She's currently working in Luxembourg doing an internship with a digital communications agency (which works entirely in French), after spending the first half of her year living in Seville and studying at a Spanish university.
Zoe Taylor is studying BSc Business Management and French at the University of Surrey and is currently based in Toulouse, France where she is working as a Global Sourcing Intern at Airbus Group. To check out this post and more, have a look at her blog or follow her on Twitter.
Lucinda Toole studies French at Oxford and is currently spending her year abroad as an intern at a brand agency firm in Paris. Having struggled through the notoriously difficult French bureacracy, she gives her advice on which documents to take with you for a year abroad in France.
Sophia Smith-Galer studies Spanish and Arabic at Durham University and is currently doing an internship in Granada, Spain, for a company that runs cultural tours of the city and organises Erasmus+ placements for European students. In October, she will head to Beirut to study at the Institut Francais du Proche Orient. To read more about Sophia's year adventures abroad, visit her blog or follow her on Twitter. Here she tells us about her first steps into the world of flamenco...
Jess is studying French and German at Oxford University. She's balancing a year studying in Trier with internships in France and volunteering work. This is her take on giving back whilst on your year abroad.
Zoe Taylor is studying BSc Business Management and French at the University of Surrey and is currently based in Toulouse, France where she is working as a Global Sourcing Intern at Airbus Group. To check out more of her adventures, have a look at her blog or follow her on Twitter.
Considering how fantastic the year abroad is, not only as a life experience, but also as a CV-booster, it's quite incredible how many people hide it away at the bottom of page 2 when applying for jobs. We've put together this guide to help you to incorporate your international experience into your CV, without breaking a sweat. Now go forth and conquer the world!
Jessica Benson is an English Language and German student who spent her year abroad doing a work placement in Erlangen (near Nuremberg). Now in her final year, she tells us about what she learnt about herself whilst working in Germany and how she's applying that knowledge in her current search for graduate work.