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Useful local words: ‘Mantecado’ (Christmas biscuit), ‘la cuesta’ (hill), ‘cervecita’ (beer!).
What not to pack: Excessive clothing and shoes.
What to pack: Warm clothing (yes, it is freezing in Andalucia in the winter!).
Couldn't have done without: My laptop and a small rucksack.
Word of advice: My advice would be to choose your year abroad destination carefully, as well as your occupation. Choose the option that will improve your language skills most, don't just go for the easiest or most fun option.
Caroline, French and Spanish, Oxford University