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Past experience of obtaining the travel grant when parental income is over the 40,000 threshold?

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Was wondering if anyone has experience of this who's combined household income is over 40k and whether they got any travel grant? I'm expecting to have expenses regarding visas, flights and health insurance of around £3000 for my year abroad. My dad is retiring in August which will take a lot of income away however the combined income will be around 55k still after this. The problem is, for the tax year this year, he will have been paid in full for 6 months which pushes the amount up quite a lot - would this be considered in assessing whether I am eligible for the travel grant as by the time I leave for the US (mid August) he won't be working and household income will be around the 55k per year mark It's all very confusing however I could really do with the travel grant!

Which European countries/ good universities provide free masters degree programs for Asian students?

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I m looking in the field of maritime business and it. Any minimum requirements?

Are currency cards a good idea to use in Russia ?

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I'm going on my year abroad in Yaroslavl and Kazan in August and I am wondering about the best way to handle money over there? I've read that Russians use cash more than anything else but if I have to pay charges every time I take cash out, I know it's going to cost me a lot... And I don't really feel comfortable with the idea of having huge amounts of cash with me. So I guess my questions are: are currency cards a good way to handle money and if yes which brand/bank? And if not, then what is the best way to handle money in Russia?

Does anyone know how I can watch Coronation Street from Spain?

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I don't mind paying a monthly subscription if it is a reputable site and not some rip-off website. Thanks in advance for any help that anyone may have!!

Can I be a translator?

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I am lost in relation to my career opportunities and options after graduating with a degree in linguistics and translation with French and Chinese. I feel like even though I graduated, I have no skills and experience and my main issue is that I don't know if I can be a translator or even apply for an EU traineeship because my mother tongue is Polish but my command in this language is not professional because I left Poland when I was thirteen, therefore, I can not express myself in a university-like manner in writing and speaking even though my understanding is perfect. On the other hand, I think my second language, which is English, is native-like because I've been living in an English-speaking country for 10 years and graduated from a university in Ireland, however it is said that translating into a language that is not your mother tongue is unprofessional in the translating world. I also speak French and Mandarin but on intermediate levels with having spent 8 months in both countries.

How can I get cheap home insurance in France? My landlord says I need it.

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I'm about to start my semester in Paris and my landlord has basically asked for a home insurance certificate before I move in. Apparently this is standard in France and you legally have to have the cover. Are there any companies which can speak English (and aren't too expensive) ? Ideally I'd like something which will cover my stuff too if anything happens. I'm going to be in Paris until May/ June time so need something fairly temporary.

How much maintance loan will I recieve for a year abroad in Australia?

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I'm just about to go into my second year of study at Leeds uni and i'm looking into different options for my third year as I would love to do year abroad studying in Australia. My household income is in the top bracket so 40k+, does anyone know a ball part figure of how much loan I can get while over there. Thanks :)

Will I be studying in a different term at the University of Auckland?

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I am currently studying in the UK and my study abroad will take place during term 2 - will it be term 1 in New Zealand due to there different term schedules?

Anyone stayed in Résidence Saint-Jaques before?

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I'm in the middle of researching places to live during my term in Paris and I've come across Résidence Saint-Jaques in the 14th arrondissement. I can't find an awful lot of information about the place and or many pictures so I was wondering if anyone here has viewed it or stayed there before or knows someone who has? I'd be extremely grateful for any help you can offer! Here's the link in case there are other Saint-Jacques I don't know about: https://logement.clubetudiant.com/properties/residence-saint-jacques/#dossier