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What is the difference between a 'code banque' and a 'code guichet'?

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I am struggling to understand all the different French bank terminology. Would really appreciated some help! Thanks :)

How and where do you get an STI test in France? Do you have to go through a doctor?

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In the UK it's really easy to get yourself checked out but I'm not planning on returning home for a while and this obvously isn't the sort of thing you want to just leave

Can anyone recommend a paid language assistant scheme in Spain or South America that is 3-6 months in length?

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Only schemes I have found so far (e.g. British Council) have been full school years (8-10 months), looking for something between 3-6 months due to work commitments.

Is Hands on TEFL a good company?

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I just saw a statement on the third year abroad Facebook page saying someone has sent a complaint about Hands on TEFL saying they aren't treating students properly. I have a placement with them starting in September. Could you tell me any more about the situation?

What is the best way to cope with homesickness on your year abroad?

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I was wondering how people deal with feeling homesick whilst they are on their year abroad.

What internships can I do in Paris?

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I was thinking of spending my summer working in Paris. Does anyone know how to find paid internships there?

Trying to choose which French University to attend?

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So far I've narrowed it down to Montpellier Paul Valéry, Univerity of Nantes, University Bordeaux Montaigne II, University Blaise Pascal, University Lumière Lyon II, University de Potiers, University Toulouse or Mirail II. I'm a 19 year old girl, from London studying in Birmingham. I'm quite out going but get homesick quickly and often like to return home. I study English literature and French. Looking for good social life with both French and international students and helpful lecturers. Can anyone help please!

The contraceptive pill in Spain?

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I am currently studying in Spain and was looking for some information in how I would go about getting the contraceptive pill here. I have it back home in the UK but I need to get some more soon and don't know what the process of getting it is over here. Thanks!

How many languages is too many?

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I'm a sixth-form student interested in studying languages at uni, but I can't decide which ones - I study French and Spanish A-level but would also really like to take up Italian. Is 3 languages too many?

How do you watch BBC iPlayer/4od abroad?

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I'm off to Germany at the end of the month and know I'll want to watch British TV every now and again if (when?) home-sickness strikes! What's the best way to do this? I have been recommended some apps but are there any other suggestions? :)