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How do I cope with the stress of being abroad?

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I am absolutely terrified of doing a year abroad. Unfortunately for me, I am a linguist about to go into my second year at university, and so I am well aware that the year abroad is no longer just a far-off occurrence that I can put out of my mind. I suffer quite badly from anxiety and it is something that I am trying to work through, but I am worried that the stress of living abroad without my familiar support system of family and friends will have a detrimental effect on my mental health. However, I love languages and want to be able to throw myself into things without being held back by anxiety. Does anyone have any advice?

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!

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?!

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?

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?

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?

Where can I get civil liability insurance?

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As part of my YA I will be working as an English Language Teacher at Valencia Uni, and I've been told that I need civil liability insurance. Apparently you can sort out this cover from the UK on English websites etc, but I'm really struggling to find any at all. Any advice you could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Seeing a doctor in Spain?

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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!

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?

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?

How do I translate my CV?

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I want to apply for jobs abroad but I'm struggling to translate my CV so that it reads really well. I speak Spanish so am looking at Spain, but don't know how to represent my qualifications in a style recognisable to Spanish employers. Can anyone help?!