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Will I still get a tuition fee loan on my year abroad?

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I am going to do a British Council assistantship in Italy. Do I still need to pay tuition fees for my home university? And, if so, will I still be eligible for a loan to cover those fees?

How can I stop freezing whenever I speak French?

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Hello. Just to be clear I'm an upper sixth A level student doing French so my problem is slightly different to other people's. I absolutely love French but ever since I went to college I just get really nervous and clam up straight away if someone asks me something. This is causing me problems during French oral exams and I missed out on an A last year by 4 marks. The funny thing is I'm a drama student too so this shouldn't be a problem. I know French is something I want to do for the rest of my life and I just wondered if anyone on their year abroad had, or is going through the same thing. Thank you :)

My daughter says she wants to study abroad next year - what would she be doing?

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I am wondering where she can go, what will she do there, and what funding is available? Quite a big question, really!

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.

Small city in France to spend my year abroad?

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I'd really like to spend the year in France, preferably studying, but want to avoid the big cities (Paris, Marseille, Lyon etc.) as they seem quite impersonal and might be quite difficult to meet people. I want to find a much smaller city with friendly locals and an opportunity to get to know the WHOLE of the city really well! Any ideas?

Any advice on how to meet people on your third year abroad?

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I'm currently in Valencia but I'm working as a language assistant and so haven't met anyone through work and my flat mates are never in. I have anxiety so it's already hard for me to meet people but I'm just feeling more and more depressed as I don't have anything to do for the long weekend I have and I just really want to return to the UK

How do you secure an appartment in france without a french guarantor?

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So I've been reading online that you need a french guarantor to be able to rent a place for a year in France. I am doing a year abroad as part of my french degree and hope to go to Grenoble. However I don't want to houseshare as I live with my boyfriend (who's account i am on now) and my dog and it wouldn't really be ideal for house sharing and we have the money to rent somewhere of our own for the year but not the french guarantor.... if we paid up front for the year would they waiver the need for a guarantor? Or are there any ways that the universities can act as a guarantor? - I will be coming from the university of Kent in the UK. Any help would be great thankyou!

Which Italian cities are best for students?

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I am studying Italian and can't wait to go to Italy on my year abroad! However, I know that Italy is a popular tourist spot and I don't want to end up somewhere that is overcrowded with English speakers. For that reason, is it a mistake to go somewhere like Venice, Rome or Florence? And, if so, where else would you recommend? I would prefer to be in a city or a large town, where there is plenty to do for young people, but I don't want to sacrifice learning about genuine Italian culture.

Any advice for living in a small town?

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I've been placed in Carnota in Galicia in Spain and whilst it looks like a beautiful town, it's incredibly small and seems to be in the middle of nowhere. I'm worried I won't meet other assistants or people my age and therefore become quite lonely when I'm not travelling to other parts of Spain. Anyone have any tips or advice about living in a very small town?

Can you advise how the Caxton fx Currency Card works?

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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?