Pre-departure

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How to deal with pre-year abroad nerves

Money muddles? Homesickness hangups? Accommodation upsets? Here's Rachel's advice to help you feel prepared for your upcoming adventure.

by Rebecca Lally

 
 
English

10 things I wish I had been told before being a Language Assistant

by Joanna Freeborough
 
Austria

The true importance of a pre-placement visit

by JONATHAN NESBITT
 
Spain

Why you should choose South America over Spain for your year abroad

by Michael Yeates
 
Advice

Planning my year abroad: what I would have changed

by Cerys Wakeman
 
Advice

The 7 best things about air travel (and hanging about for hours in airports)

by Kia Marie Hunt
 
Advice

Confessions of Study Abroad Coordinators

by Global Graduates

Questions about Pre-departure

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Au Pairing experience?

Au Pairing

Hi,We have a great au pairing section on our site. This article on au pairing in Italy should be a good start!The TYA Team

Q

Writing a French and/or Italian CV?

Study Abroad

Hiya,We have some great advice on ThirdYearAbroad.com on adapting your CV to apply for jobs internationally.There's this article by a representative from All About Careers and this more specific artic...

Q

Facebook Groups for Bologna and Geneva?

Nervous

Hiya,It's unlikely that the universities themselves will set up groups, but why not try searching Facebook for something along the lines of 'Erasmus Bologna' or 'Erasmus Geneva'? There are often more...

Q

Best advice for homesickness?

Homesickness

Hiya,We've had a great thread on homesickness recently with lots of useful advice that should be helpful, as well as a slightly older thread on the subject.There is also a fantastic article on ThirdYe...

Q

Any advice about banking in Italy and/or Switzerland?

Pre-departure

I took out a Kantonal Bank account here because they were the only ones who took my paper residence permit before my real one came and I needed to open it quickly. I was also told Post Finance are che...

Q

What can I do about my mobile phone in Bologna and Geneva?

Advice

Hiya,Generally the cheapest way is to buy a pay-as-you-go SIM in your year abroad country/ies and keep your UK phone so that you can use all the apps etc when you have wifi.Here are a couple of thread...

Q

What was the most useful piece of pre-departure advice you received from un...

Advice

Here is some of the best pre-departure advice students were given by staff before their time abroad, covering practical tips, settling in emotionally, ways to improve language skills, getting to know...

Q

What career advice have you received from university staff?

Careers

Here are some examples of employability advice that students were given to help them on their way :)

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What do you wish you'd been told before you left to go abroad?

Year Abroad

Here are some students' responses to this question, covering practical advice, avoidances of misunderstandings, not missing out on opportunities, language skills, culture shock, emotional reassurance...

Student Blogs

 
France

Better late than never

by Rachael Harper

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