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What differences are there when studying in the USA?

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Spending a year abroad studying at an American college and wonder how different their education is. Are essays written differently? Tests vs exams? Thanks!

Volunteering on your year abroad?

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Does anybody have any experience of doing any volunteering whilst on their year abroad (studying at a Uni)? For example, charity shop volunteering. How did you get the volunteer role?

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?

How would I go about finding an Erasmus+ work placement in Spain and Portugal?

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I've been told by my uni that I can study abroad in an Erasmus uni (one semester in Portugal/one semester in Spain) or work in each country in a work placement that I will find on my own!! How do I go about finding an Erasmus+ work placement in a city in Spain and Portugal - the year has to be split between the two?

I'd like to do a year abroad, but I don't want to study - what are my other options?

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I've heard that you can teach abroad - do I have to find my own placement?

Where do I start looking for work placements and internships?

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This may seem like a stupid question...but I've recently started thinking about my year abroad and realised I had no idea where to start looking for opportunities. I study french as a minor with film studies and preferably would love to find an internship at a company relating to the film industry. Apart from L'Étudiant I haven't manages to find any websites where internships in France are posted specifically in this sector. I'm assuming just researching companies that are based in France is a good place to start? Are such internships for foreign students particularly hard to find? As you can see I'm very new to this.... :)

How should I find accommodation in Sassari, Sardinia?

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Hi everyone, I have got an erasmus internship in Sassari, Sardinia, starting at the start of September. I am unsure of whether or not I need to find accommodation before I go, or if it will be ok to just turn up and find something when I get there. I have looked on and currently there are only 3 available rooms there, so I was also wondering where else I can look to find a room? Thank you!

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?

Where's the best place to see live music in Madrid?

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Does anyone know any good gig venues? Can be any size or genre!