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China

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Questions about Languages

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Where should I do my masters in Food Science (Nutrition) in Europe outside...

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Improving my confidence?

Shy

Hi there,We have a fantastic article on ThirdYearAbroad.com written from the perspective of an introvert on her year abroad - and she also happens to be a French and Italian speaker. There are some gr...

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Volunteering in Linguistic fields?

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Which is the best UK university for French and German?

Languages

Many universities offer excellent courses in the subjects - among them Bristol, King's London, UCL, Queen Mary London, Manchester, Leeds. The two that always rank highly are Cambridge and Oxford. Each...

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I'm thinking about studying a language at university. Which one should I ch...

Languages

Studying any language to the highest level, even a 'dead' one like Latin, is a wonderful intellectual training.'Useful' languages today, and for the next few decades, will be Spanish, Portuguese, Russ...

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How do you keep up your language skills back home?

Language Skills

I guess the issue is with languages that are not part of your degree. You can get help with them in most universities through their Language Centre or similar. A lot of universities, like Southampton,...

Student Blogs

 
Careers

This is for students and staff who don’t speak foreign languages.

by Lizzie Fane

 
Careers

We need to promote UK language graduates to employers!

by Lizzie Fane

 
Entrepreneurship

Languages and entrepreneurship: A guide for students

by Lizzie Fane

 
Modern Languages

Interview with Lizzie Fane

by Lizzie Fane

 
Bari

When life gives you lemons...

by Laura Crichton

 
Bari

Settling in

by Laura Crichton

 
Bari

Ciao Italia!

by Laura Crichton

 
Bureaucracy

Reflections

by Laura Crichton

 
Christmas

Week 13/14- Swings & Roundabouts

by Laura Crichton

 
Christmas

Week 12 (ish)- December Eve

by Laura Crichton

 
Bureaucracy

Week 6- Forms and flu

by Laura Crichton

 
Cathedral

Week 5- Rollin' on a river

by Laura Crichton

 
Banking

Week 4- Just keep swimming...

by Laura Crichton

 
Food

Week 3- Je ne sais quoi

by Laura Crichton

 
Banking

Week 2- International Freshers

by Laura Crichton

 
France

Week 1- I'm here!

by Laura Crichton

 
Languages

Introducing... Me.

by Laura Crichton

 
Bari

Bookstores & beaches

by Laura Crichton

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France

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