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  • From the simplicity and affordability to the multilingual fun and the international career prospects: discover why doing your whole degree in English in Continental Europe is an excellent choice! Our guest writer, Gérard Spencer, is the Founder and Director of EUROPEDUCATION, the only independent British organisation which supports students (and informs their parents) considering a degree in English in Continental Europe instead of in the UK.
    Published in Whole Degree Abroad
  • It’s coming to that time of year again...No, not Christmas, nor the end of exams, but rather a fun weekend involving your year abroad, your best mate/partner in crime/parents coming to visit and you’re not only looking forward to pretending to be a tourist in your new city (ahem, you’re now officially a local of course) but you’re also planning on doing loads of typical things with them. Going to cute little cafés, munching on local cuisine, visiting the [insert name of famous museum] together. Just one little hitch in the plan - they virtually do not speak any foreign tongue; yes and no are trying at the best of times, their pronunciation is totally off-key and regardless of how many times you have tried to teach them basic words, they can’t seem to muster them up on command. What to do? The weekend can’t just be you translating all the time, can it? That’s where these simple steps and hints come in...

    Published in When You Arrive
  • The year abroad: Twenty years on

    Thursday, 20 October 2011

    Heather McGuinness has kindly shared with us her account of her year abroad in Paris, twenty odd years ago! Here, she recalls life abroad before the internet, her favourite hotspots and more...

    Published in When You're Back
  • The 15 best travel gadgets

    Monday, 08 August 2011
    We’ve ploughed through our resources, asked hundreds of travellers and managed to come up with this: the definitive guide to suit every traveller’s needs. It's so important to go on adventures while you're abroad - spend weekends exploring, use your holidays to travel, go on a tour of music (and beer!) festivals... Have a read, pick out a few items you fancy, get your parents to chip in and enjoy these nomadic treats!

    Published in Packing Advice
  • Phil Richards, in the middle of his year abroad prep, tells all about the stress of packing, money issues and more as he prepares for his year abroad...
  • The full title could be ‘How to convince your parents to let you go abroad, or, how to blindly ignore anything your parents might think about your year abroad and go entirely based on your impression of how they feel about it’, but let's not get caught up on particulars straight away…
    Published in Parent Section
  • Dear Mum and Dad,
     

    Sorry for not keeping in touch more. Sorry for the mood swings. Sorry for the rubbish Christmas presents. Sorry for missing your 60th birthday, Dad. Sorry for being selfish...

    Published in Parent Section
  • Virtual reading: Kindle review

    Monday, 19 September 2011
    Packing for my stay in Mexico, I realised something: aside from the fact I’d have to pick which shoes/dresses/hair products to bring, I’d also have to make a tough decision regarding which literature I could fit (carry) in my two suitcases. Yes, hand luggage was still an option, but my bag was already bulging with my laptop, charger, camera, passport and important documents, a couple of packets of sweets (no Percy Pigs in the airport), my over-filled diary and more clutter I care to recall. What to bring? How do you pick between Molière’s dramatic comedy, Ruiz Zafón’s page-turning novels and Pratchett’s sarcastic fantasy? What about all the other loves in my life, the Arabic classic literature, the socio-economic tirades of South America, the sharp wit of America’s finest authors, or the Renaissance literature of Britain?
    Published in Packing Advice
  • Amy Bottrill is in her 2nd year of studying Languages at university. Here, she tells students why they should think about pursuing a degree in Modern Languages, from the fun, to the studies, to the imminent arrival of the year abroad...
    Published in Sixth Form
  • Most sixth formers face a tough decision as they enter Year 13 - what university and course should they choose? With more than 300 recognised institutions according to UCAS (and that’s just in the UK), coupled with the prospect of spending 3 to 4 years there, it’s important for students to consider all the options open to them. Even if you’re planning on studying abroad, you need to look into what university suits you best. It’s not just about social life or exams, it’s also about prioritising certain factors over others and compromising where need be. To find out more about what to look out for when choosing your place of study, read on...
    Published in Sixth Form
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