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What are the main differences between an English University and a say an Italian or Spanish one?

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whats the difference between contact hours, independent study time, and teaching styles etc.

Can you inspire me to keep my German going so I can become a Lawyer-Linguist in future?

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I'm in Year 10 and I need some inspiration/motivation to do something with my life, I've always wanted to be a Lawyer - possibly a Lawyer-Linguist - and no one has ever listened to my dream and said, "yes James, I believe you can do that", usually it's "you wouldn't make a good lawyer" etc. So please can you inspire me and motivate me to try hard in my German lessons particularly but all lessons so I can achieve my dream?

Is it a bad idea to live with a friend from university on my year abroad?

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A friend of mine from my university course is also moving to Berlin for her year abroad and we were considering living together. However I've recently started to worry that this will prevent me from meeting new people and from practicing my German, but I don't want to offend her or make her feel like I'm abandoning her. Help?!

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?

How do you make your new apartment abroad homely with such a small luggage allowance?

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I'm a bit worried about homesickness but making my room homely would make it easier I think. Does anyone have advice?

When (if ever) do you give up and go home?

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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?

How should I go about finding accommodation?

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Any accommodation advice specifically relating to the area surrounding the University of Bologna would be most helpful, as that's where I'll be studying next year through the Erasmus scheme. However, any general advice is also much appreciated!

What should I do about a mobile phone in Australia?

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I'm going to Australia for a year in July but my current contract runs out in September. What's the best thing to do? Should I get it unlocked (if so, how?) and get a pay and go sim card out there, or get a new handset or....? I won't need to use it for talking to people back in the UK, just within Australia. Any advice is appreciated, thanks.

Studying in America August 2015 for a year- long distance relationship?

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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?

Nice, Marseille or Grenoble?

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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?