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Are there any part-time jobs available in New Zealand?
I want to know more about life in New Zealand
What is the best way to find accommodation in Spain?
I will be living in Madrid - are there any websites I can visit? Or is it better to look in person when I am out there?
Is Hands on TEFL a good company?
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?
Can you advise how the Caxton fx Currency Card works?
I want to know how relatively easy it would be to transfer money (say part of a student loan) from a UK bank account to the Caxton fx card while I was on my year abroad in Hong Kong?
When (if ever) do you give up and go home?
I'm on my year abroad and I've been struggling with my mental health pretty much since day 1 back in September. I'm a language assistant and really not enjoying it, and the school isn't helping me at all. I've tried throwing myself into things, getting outside, keeping myself busy etc but nothing seems to be working and I don't know what to do. The thought of staying here until June is pretty unbearable at the moment but I also don't want to sacrifice my degree and feel like I'm giving up by going home. It was hard to come back after Christmas and I'm worried if I go home again I won't come back. What should I do?
Nice, Marseille or Grenoble?
Hi, I am currently in the process of applying for my British Council assistantship! I'm completely stuck between Marseille, Nice or Grenoble, three cities which I have visited before but only briefly. I love the South of France but have been put of my the expense of it however I'm concerned I would get quite bored in Grenoble. Has anyone been to any of these cities? even if not on the assistantship?
What are the main differences between an English University and a say an Italian or Spanish one?
whats the difference between contact hours, independent study time, and teaching styles etc.
Where should I look to find a flat in Ciudad Real?
I'm going to be spending my year abroad in Ciudad Real in Spain and was wondering if anyone had some advice. My uni has told me it might be worth getting a hotel for the first few days and then finding a flat. Would people recommend this or would they recommend going out flathunting before the year starts?
Using a Spanish phone with a UK SIM card?
I live in the UK and I'm going to Spain on holiday. I'm planning to get a mobile phone to use while I'm there and I was just wondering if I could get it unlocked to work with my uk sim card when I get home? Thanks for your help. Jo
Studying in America August 2015 for a year- long distance relationship?
me and my boyfriend have been together for over a year now, was just wondering how can you make the distance not seem as bad, when you're not together for a year?
Languages degree? unsure?
Hello, I am a graduate of French and Arabic. People have always said that languages are an asset, but in Brexit Britain, I am thinking that it may be quite insecure. I am interested in delving deeper into a career that involves my use of these languages, albeit, some more. However, I'm unsure where. And I am not interested in a career as a Secondary or primary school language teacher. I want something that combines my passion for research, learning, problem-solving with languages. It would be nice to chat to someone and I look forward to some responses hopefully.
Seeing a doctor in Spain?
I've been in Spain for a couple of weeks now and everything is going great. However I think I might need to see a doctor. It's a little awkward to talk about but I think I have a urine infection. It's not too serious a problem but it could get worse if I don't get treated. I really have no idea how to go about seeing a doctor here in Spain. I have my EHIC card and university insurance, but I don't know how to find a doctor, nor what to actually say to them when I do. If anyone has any advice it would be really helpful to me!