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How do you watch BBC iPlayer/4od abroad?

Year Abroad

This was an absolute life-saver during my year abroad! They have most major UK channels on a live stream 24/7. Enjoy :)

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Can a relationship survive the year abroad?

Berlin

So I had been with my girlfriend for a year before starting my Year Abroad. The first half in Spain, whilst a bit of a shock to the system wasn't actually so difficult, mainly due to the fact that bec...

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How can I watch Coronation Street abroad?

Television

Hey!I used something called Smarty DNS. You sign up (14 day free trial no card details taken) and it guides you through what you need to do! It's worked perfectly for me :) (I watched casualty last ni...

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Where can I get an A1 form?

Work placement

Hi Georgina,The HMRC has some information about this http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/international/ni-abroad.htmHowever the impression I am getting is that you are only eligible for UK social security whilst a...

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I'm starting to hate my year abroad already. Any advice?

Spain

I have the same issue, I know it might take a lot of bravery but are there any groups you could join. Anything, even if it's knitting! Or dance? It may take a while to meet people this way but I suppo...

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Has anyone ever failed an exam on Erasmus?

Exams

It's a common problem! If you fail the re-takes you simply don't get the credits. You will still be able to get your attendance certificate, though.Good luck with the re-takes!

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Can I watch BBC iPlayer in Italy?

Television

BBC iPlayer can normally only be watched in the UK, but try downloading the Firefox add-on Hola Unblocker. It's a proxy switcher to unblock regional video restrictions, you can use it to hide which co...

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Is Hands on TEFL a good company?

TEFL

Hi Jennie. Here is my experience.  I started my  distasterous placement middle of January 2015 in Spain,  I signed up to a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teaching in...

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How do I transfer my loan when I move abroad?

Cologne

There's lots of different options out there to help with money issues.  It is possible for you to transfer your loan to an Italian bank account, you can usually do this if you have online banking and...

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How do I cope with the stress of being abroad?

Mental Health

Don't panic! It's quite natural to be worried about your year abroad. Most students have at least some anxiety. Plan things carefully and choose an activity that you know you will enjoy. Studying on E...

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What is the best option in terms of mobile phone contracts in Spain?

Spain

Try looking at these websites:http://www.spainexpat.com/spain/information/mobile_and_cellular_phones_in_spain/http://www.justlanded.com/english/Spain/Spain-Guide/Telephone-Internet/Mobile-phones

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Is it a bad idea to live with a friend from university on my year abroad?

Munich

I lived with a friend from university on my year abroad and it has its positives and negatives.  It's great to have someone there you know with whom you can share tips and advice, and to keep the...