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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.

Best advice for homesickness?

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What is the best advice you would give for someone who a) has never been abroad alone before? and b) gets homesick quite easily? It probably doesn't help that I am very shy, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.

What is a reasonable weekly budget for living in Switzerland?

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I'm going to be studying in Switzerland from September and am a bit concerned about the cost of living. Is it really as expensive as people say and what can I reasonably expect to spend in a week?

How many days before my erasmus term begins, shall I fly out?

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Hi there, I am about to start my year abroad, and was wondering whether arriving three days before the term begins would suffice in terms of preparation, or whether I should depart much earlier. This would include setting up a bank account, sorting out internet access, registering in the country, and basic shopping. Thanks.

Can anyone recommend where to start looking for insurance?

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I'm aware that I'll need to have insurance for when I'm abroad but have no idea where to begin!!

What to do for the French part of my Year Abroad?

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I am a French and German student and currently on my Year Abroad in Germany working as a Language Assistant. I am here until the end of May and then plan to spend my summer in France. The only problem is that I'm unsure of what my options are for only a few months - I was considering au pairing, volunteering, a language course or looking for a summer placement but I'm not sure where to start. Can anybody recommend something?

Does anyone know how long a Canadian study visa lasts?

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A friend of mine had to leave Canada as soon as her visa expired in May, so she couldn't do much travelling - is it possible to apply for a tourist visa afterwards?

Can I combine a TEFL course with learning another language?

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I've recently graduated from UEA with a degree in translation, media with French and Spanish, and while I'm struggling to pin down what I want to do in life, I'm tempted to use tefl as a way to go abroad and keep up my languages. I would rather do this abroad, either in France or Spain since I can practise my languages, or in another country (Portugal, Italy or Germany, perhaps, though I wouldn't rule out a more unusual country). Has anyone combined a tefl course with learning another language? For example, doing the course and attending a language school at the same time. I don't know if it's possible, if I'd have time to do both or which countries and courses are best, so any advice would be great. I don't really know much about the different courses, though I've heard that CELTA and Trinity are good. Could I pick any CELTA course anywhere and it'd be a good quality course, or does it depend on the school? Thanks for any advice :)