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Useful local words: 'Prendre un pot', 'une bouffe'.
What not to pack: Bedlinen.
What to pack: A good winter coat - it's cold in this part of France!
Couldn't have done without: My laptop and dictionary.
Word of advice: Make the most of your year abroad and definitely don't worry if you find it difficult to begin with, it WILL get better.
MC, French and English, Queen’s University, Belfast