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When am I likely to here whether or not my application to be an English Language Assistant has been successful and what will then happen if I am successful?

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I have recently applied to be an English Language Assistant in Austria for the year 2017/2018. I understand that the deadline closes on the 28 February this year. After that, when am I likely to hear whether my application has been successful and what will then happen if I am successful?

What are the hours like at university as an Erasmus student?

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I have been accepted to go to the University of Bologna through Erasmus for my year abroad next year, and I am wondering how long do classes usually run for / what are the hours like at the university? Any feedback would be really appreciated!

Where do I apply for an A1 form?

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I receive a State Pension from the uk paying my tax in the UK, I live in Portugal and have an apartment I wish to rent out, I need an A1 form to declare that I am in receipt of the pension in order to exempt me from paying Social Security contributions, where do I apply for this.

Does anyone have any experience of Extremadura?

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I've been placed with the British Council in a small town in Extremadura. It looks like a lovely town / region, I'm just a bit worried about meeting new people / people of my own age.

What is a reasonable weekly budget for living in Switzerland?

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I'm going to be studying in Switzerland from September and am a bit concerned about the cost of living. Is it really as expensive as people say and what can I reasonably expect to spend in a week?

Where can I find student accommodation in Toulouse?

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I'm going to Toulouse next week to begin studying for one semester, but I havent found anywhere to stay yet. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't have a French guarantor and would rather avoid having to sort that out as I'm only there for a couple of months.

Can anyone recommend the best SIM card to get in Germany to put into my unlocked UK phone? Preferable one that offers a large date allowance for the lowest cost and no cancellation fee?

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I have an unlocked iPhone 5s and I want to buy a SIM card that will give me a large data allowance as I will mainly be using whatsapp and facebook messenger to communicate with friends also on a year abroad and my family at home. I will be in a town called Freising near Munich doing an internship for 6 months, then going to Lyon for 6 months.

Can anyone advise me on accommodation in Nice?

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I will be living in Nice, France from January 1st until the end of June 2017. I have no previous experience with the French housing market nor with Nice at all. Where are the best places to be as a student? I would preferably like a house share/family to live with as I don't want to live alone!

Do I have to get an A1 form?

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I am a part owner of a house in Portugal which is held in a company. My accountants are saying I must produce an A1 form otherwise the 'Company' will have to pay social security contributions Are they correct and is it because the house is held in a company?.I am a 71 year old pensioner and I have no earned income in either the UK or Portugal. The house is not rented out and I only use it for approx 12 weeks a year broken into separate holiday periods. I have sent the authorities proof of the fact that I receive a pension in the UK .

Advice on opening an italian bank account ?

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I am going to study in Padova in a few days and I'm thinking of opening an Italian bank account to save on charges , has anyone else done this? have any sort of advice? Thank you