• Students Abroad During The Coronavirus (Part 1: Reunion Island)

    The spread of coronavirus has meant a large majority of students have made the difficult decision to return home and cut short their much-anticipated year abroad.  No-one could have foreseen these circumstances and the rapid spread of the virus around the world has meant many people, not just students,...
  • How Brexit May Affect Studying Abroad

    The word ‘Brexit’ has become synonymous with uncertainty and fear – particularly over what will occur when Britain finally exits out of the EU on 31st January 2020, providing we have an agreement negotiated. Seven months have passed since the original leaving date of 29 March 2019 and up...
  • Torn from home: Meeting Child Holocaust survivor, Joan Salter MBE

    Freedom is fundamental to our human rights, according to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. We are created to be free and to act freely. Our human rights may not free us from our daily responsibilities like paying rent or meeting a deadline, but they do provide us...
  • Erasmus +: Opportunities you didn’t know you had

    In the UK we have a tendency to associate ‘Erasmus’ solely with courses that offer a year abroad and as an ambiguously-defined institution that awards language students free money to galavant around Europe. In reality, it is much more than this and is in fact a very serious scheme...
  • Nottingham Advantage Award: What’s It All About And What Can You Do To Complete It?

    When deciding to go to university there are always those niggling (and slightly stressful) thoughts at the back of your mind: ‘am I choosing the right degree? Will this help me to get the right job? How am I going to compete with all the cleverer people around me?!’....
  • A Lille Worried About Studying Abroad

    Language students spent years of their teenage existence dreaming of life abroad, the independence it entails and the opportunity to plunge themselves into the unknown. So much so, in fact, that I refuse to believe a compulsory year abroad was not their top motivation for opting to study francophone...
  • Keeping Safe Abroad: Learn the Language

    With English being a global language, spoken by 2 billion people, it is not surprising that the British have become complacent with their language capabilities. A sheer 61% of us can only hold a conversation in native English. But are there any benefits to learning a new language before...