British Council

A step-by-step guide to making friends abroad

When it suddenly hits you that you’re alone in a foreign country, far from your friends and family, and have no idea what to do next, here's some advice.

by Catherine Simpson

 
 
Spain

10 reasons to choose town life over city life

by Catherine Simpson
 
France

The year abroad: a parent's perspective

by Jessica Wells
 
Exeter Uni

UKIERI Study India: The highs, the lows, and the unexpected

by Alice Lynch
 
Paris

Things I have learnt since moving to Paris

by Charlotte Aitken
 
China

The Mole Diaries: Harbin

by Kate Prescott
 
China

How to study abroad when your university offers no exchange programmes or support

by Kate Prescott

Mole Diaries

 
China

The Mole Diaries: Harbin

by Kate Prescott

Questions about British Council

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How early should I start looking for a flat in Spain for my year abroad?

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Is there leniency with your end date for British Council?

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I'd recommend looking up school holidays in Germany first (assuming you haven't already done that) - as if it's anything like the French system they have half terms etc., and it may well be that the 2...

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ETA in India - starting date?

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Teaching in india - speaking Hindi an advantage?

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Hi there, Speaking Hindi isn't a requirement of the application process, but it does show great interest in Indian culture - Generation UK India is looking for applicants who are genuinely interested...

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I love it so much out here in France! Can I do another year with British Co...

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British council lets you do a repeat year but you'll have to check with your university :)

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How many places are available for the 2-month ETA placements in India ?

British Council

Hi there,Great to hear that you are interested in the Teaching Assistant programme in India.We have 200 placements available this year. Within these there are not a set amount of 2 month placements. I...

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If I work abroad/become a Language Assistant will I fall behind in my 4th y...

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Hello - in my opinion you absolutely WON'T fall behind in your 4th year if you decide to work abroad or become a language assistant. You'll find that if you put the effort in, your language skills wil...

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Will my plans for YA in France and Germany clash?

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British Council in Quebec?

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