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How many months do I have to work abroad?

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I am doing a dual major in Spanish/International Politics and I must do a year abroad in a Spanish speaking country as part of my degree. I have chosen to go to Argentina to work independently, but for how long do I have to work there? Is there a set amount of time (several months?) or is it the full academic year?

How do I cope with being overworked and hating my placement?

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I'm currently on placement in France and believe I am being overworked. I get the minimum wage for a stagiaire of €500 per month and work over the legal 35 hours per week (I work 41.5 hours). This also includes staying over two nights a week at my workplace, which is in the middle of nowhere. I feel completely trapped because I hate having to stay overnight so often at my workplace as I have no social life because of it. The evenings when I'm not working I usually spend alone in my apartment because I'm too tired to do anything and want some time to myself. I hate working so much but I'm not sure what I can do... I want a good reference from this job for my C.V and won't get one if I quit.. I also have to work a certain number of hours to pass my degree. I have 3 months left here... is there anything I can do to distract myself or make me feel better? Even when I'm not staying over at work, I get depressed during the day because I know that I'll have to stay over the next night and have nothing really to look forward to in the short term (other than the weekend) and no reason to get up in the mornings. I get to go home at Christmas, which should help. But after that I have another 7 weeks to survive until I finish this first placement.

What kind of documentation is needed as proof of work abroad?

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I am in Argentina, and am volunteering in a variety of institutions, schools and foundations over the year. My coordinator is just not getting back to me and I'm getting frustrated as my first placement is coming to an end in December and I don't want all my work to be for nothing.

Design-related short courses in EU countries.

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A non EU international student I'm working with is interested in doing some kind of short course related to Graphic Design somewhere in Europe after his UK student visa runs out in Jan 2018. Can anyone suggest where he can look for potential courses, taught in English?

Where should I live in Barcelona?

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Hi everyone! Next Semester I'm moving to Barcelona to do my Erasmus Exchange. I would like to star to find a place to live in, but I would like to read some advices about which are the best areas and best options, because I still don't know if book in a student housing or if share a flat. thanks!

What is the best way to transfer money from a UK bank account to an Austrian bank account?

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I am going on a year abroad to Vienna and I have already checked bank accounts there - I wish to open one up when I arrive there, as it also gives you a railcard and an ISIC card. However, I will need to transfer money from the UK to Austria, as my student loan and my EU funding will come in batches throughout the year. Is there a good way of transferring these funds from the UK to Austria without incurring extra costs?

Where to meet new people in Madrid?

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I will be living in Madrid from September 2018 until December 2018 and I was wondering where I can start meeting people.