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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?

How do I transfer my loan when I move abroad?

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I'm moving to Italy for the year in September and just wondered how I would go about transferring my loan money which would go to my Uk Barclays account to perhaps an Italian account? Or if anyone has any advice of what to do instead as I've been told that if I use my barclays card to withdraw cash it would charge me a fee everytime... Thanks!

Studying at Bologna University?

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In September 2015 (until January 2016), I will be studying at Bologna University (the Forli campus) and I was wondering if anyone has studied there and can give me some advice, or will be studying there in September too? I'm from Swansea University.

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 possible to transfer from a UK university to another one in the EU?

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I'm studying Languages in the UK, I'm in my third year (Abroad) in Italy. Is it possible to transfer to my host university (Bologna) for my final year and graduate abroad? Has anyone done something similar?

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!

Is it worth me studying in Poland?

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I'm a teenager that likes to have a plan. I was born in Poland and know the language fluently. I really want to get a masters degree when I'm older, but the fees in Britain are a bit overwhelming. But my question is specifically about employability, like, would I be employed just like a person that finished University here? And would living abroad for 5 years be worth it?

How do you go about applying to study abroad for the year? Who do i contact?

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I'm hoping to spend my final year abroad and am completely unaware on how to go 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? :)

What are people's experiences of au pairing?

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I have recently graduated and - as I love working with kids and enjoyed my experience as a language assistant on my year abroad - I am considering seeking out au pairing work in Spain in the near future in order to perfect my spoken Spanish. However, I have heard a few horror stories from au pairs in the past, such as feeling stuck with horrible families with bratty children or parents who keep rowing, which can lead to a sense of isolation. What have been people's experiences of working as an au pair? Do you recommend it?