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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?!

Is it worth it?

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All right, I wasn't yet accepted at the Imperial College of London, but it will hopefully happen in the future. I have to choose between a normal degree and one with a year abroad, as I always loved to travel and discover a lot of new things. But if I'm accepted for both, is it REALLY worth it? I mean, won't it mean I have to change my job (if I have one as a waitress or something else, as I do want to have a job whilst I study) and a change of the people around me? I am a bit scared really...

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

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.

Which is the best UK university for French and German?

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I want to study these two languages at uni but don't know if there's a place that's especially popular/has great language teaching for both subjects?

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?

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?

How do I cope with the stress of being abroad?

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I am absolutely terrified of doing a year abroad. Unfortunately for me, I am a linguist about to go into my second year at university, and so I am well aware that the year abroad is no longer just a far-off occurrence that I can put out of my mind. I suffer quite badly from anxiety and it is something that I am trying to work through, but I am worried that the stress of living abroad without my familiar support system of family and friends will have a detrimental effect on my mental health. However, I love languages and want to be able to throw myself into things without being held back by anxiety. Does anyone have any advice?

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?