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

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I'm moving to Málaga for my year abroad in less than 2 weeks and was wondering what the best option is for my mobile phone. In the UK I'm on giffgaff and I really like their goody bags, where you are not attached to a contract. Is there a Spanish provider which offers something similar? I've looked at contracts but they tend to be quite expensive and include a lot of minutes - and I barely ever make calls. I am looking for something with at least 1 GB internet, 100 texts and maybe 50 minutes or so. What provider can you recommend?

How much is the Erasmus grant per month for a Traineeship in Finland?

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I need to know how much money I could receive per month if I am to do a trainsheep in Finland

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

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!

Has anyone ever failed an exam on Erasmus?

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I failed a written exam last week and was told the reason was because my Italian wasn't up to scratch and I obviously hadn't understood the lectures. I did understand the lectures and really didn't think my italian was that bad. Has anyone else had similar experiences? What happens if I fail the retakes? Will I just not get the credits?

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 :)

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?!

Where can I get an A1 form?

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I've been asked by my work placement to produce an A1 form to prove I'm still eligible for UK social security while I'm in France. Does anyone know how to get one as I'm having trouble finding anything about it.

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? :)