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Any agencies/websites to get me into a host family?

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In October I'll be heading to Provence for my British council placement of 12 hours per week in a school. To save money and immerse myself in French I'm really interested in becoming a live-in English tutor and I know a lot of families in France want this service - can anybody help me find an agency of some sort? National or local to Provence/Aix-en-Provence

How do I find accommodation in France?

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I know that when I arrive I will be staying with a British council representative, but how do I find accommodation, are there any useful websites or is it easy enough to find a flat when I am there?

What do you do about books on your year abroad?

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I am a big reader and always have a book on the go. Obviously, there is no way I can pack more than a couple of books to take with me. How did people get round this? If with e-readers, which one do you recommend? Or are there libraries that stock English books?

Is it possible to transfer from university in Italy to one in the UK? Preferably UCLAN?

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I am a third year undergraduate at a medical school in Italy, and I would like to transfer to a UK one without losing the years I have completed.

Accommodation in Forli/Bologna?

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Looking for accommodation in Bologna (specifically Forli) for September 2015 until January 2016, does anyone have any advice/tips of where to look online etc.?

What's wrong with me?

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For the past few months, I've been feeling super down, then normal with a few elated bits thrown in, then really upset. It is usually in that cycle, and he sadness can last for anywhere from a few minutes to weeks on end while the normal usually only lasts a few days. The elated bits only seem to appear while I'm feeling normal, and they only last for a few minutes to a few hours. I have no idea what's going on, can someone help?

What are the best ways to find cheap flights?

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I'm off to South America in a couple of months for part two of my year abroad, and I would like to find the cheapest flights possible (obviously!). What's the most straightforward way to do this?

What's better to do first - accommodation or bank account?

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Which one shall I organise first when I arrive because wouldn't I need a French address to open a bank account but also a bank account to pay the deposit on a flat? Help please! :)