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Best advice for homesickness?

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What is the best advice you would give for someone who a) has never been abroad alone before? and b) gets homesick quite easily? It probably doesn't help that I am very shy, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Do you need both an EHIC and a Carte Vitale for a year abroad in France?

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French red tape is confusing me! Please help!

I'm going to Spain for my year abroad; do I need a NIE?

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If the answer is yes, how do I get one?

Leaving an internship earlier than expected?

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I was contracted for a year-long internship in France, from July 2014 to 10 July 2015. However, I've been offered a summer internship that want me to begin in the middle of June. How problematic would it be to leave an internship around 3 weeks before you're meant to?

How do you keep up your language skills back home?

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Wondering what people's top tips for keeping up their different languages once they get home are? Especially if they have more than one? I feel I learn one, then forget it again. Advice and tips welcome!

Which universities offer study abroad programmes in New York?

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I've had my heart set on studying in New York for a long time, but a full 3/4 year course is too expensive. I instead hope to spend a year in NY, making connections and gaining experience that will allow me to find work there once I have completed my degree. I'm specifically looking for English/Journalism programmes at any UK uni, that offer the chance to spend a year in New York. Any information would be much appreciated.

How long does it take for British Council language assistants to find out their assigned schools?

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I have been told that my placement will be in the Madrid area, but I haven't heard about the school I've been placed in. I am getting really anxious about making arrangements for accommodation etc. and not knowing is putting me on edge! Does anyone know when is the latest that you can find out?

What jobs would I be useful for in the EU with a degree in Spanish and Arabic?

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#EUCareers I would love to know the answer to this as normally jobs seem to require French. What could I do with a Spanish and Arabic degree in working with the EU?

What is the best way to use a phone in Germany? Is there a German GiffGaff?

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If I were to move to Germany, which would be the best and cheapest way for me to use my old iPhone? Are there pay-as-you-go networks with Internet included like GiffGaff in the UK? I will probably have to continue paying my current phone contract so a cheap additional one I could get with a German SIM would be great.

Can I study abroad when I don't study a language?

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I study Geography and want to study abroad.

Improving my confidence?

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Basically, I'm an incredibly shy/introverted person and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on being able to improve my confidence (mainly) in speaking in the foreign language, please? I'm going abroad next year. I study French and Italian so any advice related to those languages would be great too.

Will I get a maintenance loan on my year abroad?

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I'm thinking of working for half of my year abroad as a language assistant in China and then study in France for the other half. Would I still get a maintenance loan as usual or not?