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    Looking Back On A Year Abroad: Valencia

    Isabel Murphy Firstly, I would like to say how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to do a year abroad despite all the travel restrictions and terrible things that have happened during the past year. I feel incredibly lucky to have had this experience even though it...
  • A Pandemic Year Abroad

    “Une année à l’étranger” is, in my opinion, a staple of the MFL degree. I hadn’t realised until I got out to Belgium this year how absolutely essential it is for students to be dunked headfirst into a scenario that forces them to converse with others in their studied...
  • UoN students’ Year Abroad Cut Short Due to Coronavirus

    Some University of Nottingham students studying abroad have been advised by their heads of school to cut their programme short and return home early as coronavirus cases soar. ...
  • Tacos, Tequila and Turtles: Volunteering in Mexico

    My year abroad found me on the pacific coast of Mexico in sleepy surf town San Pancho, little sister and neighbour to one of Mexico’s lively “Magic Villages” Sayulita. Here I volunteered in a centre called EntreAmigo’s that acted not only as the heart of the community but my...
  • Your Year Abroad: What to Expect

    The build-up to your semester or year abroad can feel like a lifetime. Particularly when you have chosen to study a language, your year abroad is constantly in your sights from up to three years before it finally begins. After hearing the experiences of others and seeing people on...
  • Impact Language Guide: French

    French people can sometimes be mistaken as rude, but more often than not there are subtle codes of conversation underpinning the language which, if you do not know, may prevent you from having successful interactions. But do not fear, we have compiled a list of useful phrases to make...
  • Replace fear with faith: year abroad feature

    We can look back on moments in life where fear has been dominant, taking hold of us completely. Fast-forward and we might look back on these moments with amusement and think about how far we have come. Well, this is exactly what I have done. Applying for a University...