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I'm interested in being a lawyer/linguist with the EU. What are the requirements for passing the competition?

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Do you need professional experience in a law firm? Also, do you need a particular language?

How do I deal with misgendering?

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I'm trans and so the pronouns I use in English are not the ones people would expect to use when they look at me ("she"). I'm non-binary so I often use gender-neutral pronouns like ze/hir and they/them. -- How do I deal with it if people "correct" me for using the "wrong" pronouns and adjective/noun endings if I go with the masculine form? -- I'm worried about asking people to use the right pronouns and adjective/noun endings if I do go with a masculine or some sort of created gender neutral form. Any tips? I'm in Western Europe speaking a romance language btw :)

Tips for introducing yourself to primary school aged children?

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I will be teaching ages 5 to 10 in Spain and I want to prepare a presentation about myself for my first lessons. The school said a presentation would be fine but should I do this on powerpoint or just speak and show some pictures? Also what should I include in the powerpoint presentation? I want to be prepared for when I arrive. Thanks!

Is there leniency with your end date for British Council?

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I'm doing a British Council placement in Germany that will end on the 28th Feb 2017, but my French work placement begins on the 1st March (the very next day!!) I have no idea what to do because I've signed my contract for France. Would the school I'm placed with allow me to leave a day or so earlier in order to get to France?

Can my year abroad relationship survive my return to the UK?

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I met my boyfriend during my year abroad in France and have just moved home to the UK. We've agreed to try and make it work but is this completely unrealistic? He doesn't speak any English so I'm worried he won't be able to fit in with my old life and we'll drift apart. Has anyone experienced this?

What is assurance habitation and where can I get it?

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Hi there. Thanks for reading. I'm studying in France for a month during the summer on a language course, and am in the process of finding accomodation. I'm applying through CROUS and it's necessary that I have une attestation d'assurance habitation, which I think translates as house or contents insurance. I was wondering where I could get this type of insurance as I have no clue where to start. Thank you

Can a relationship survive the year abroad?

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I've been in a relationship for 3 years now, and have decided to go on the year abroad to the USA as part of my Business degree. I am so nervous about it because I love my boyfriend but I'm worried about so many things, mainly that I will only be able to come home once in the year - at Christmas - and he can only afford to fly out and visit me once, and also that I have been told it's not a good idea to keep Skyping every day as you miss out on cultural things and having fun, but I want him to feel loved and know I'm thinking of him - has anyone who has been through this before got any advice?!

Can you study abroad with no/little knowledge of the language?

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I can speak a bit of German so will be spending half of my year abroad there. However I also want to experience a different country for the second half of the year. Is this too difficult or can it be done?

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!