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How would I go about finding an Erasmus+ work placement in Spain and Portugal?

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I've been told by my uni that I can study abroad in an Erasmus uni (one semester in Portugal/one semester in Spain) or work in each country in a work placement that I will find on my own!! How do I go about finding an Erasmus+ work placement in a city in Spain and Portugal - the year has to be split between the two?

I'm feeling really lonely in my gap year I don't know what to do?

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My friends at college and we don't see each other much, and I don't want to be a nag, I want to do something like maybe go abroad I'm 18 but I have no idea what to do if I went abroad , and I don't know the best way to approach my parents about that will make them agree to it, I want to do something, I still have 6 months before applying to college.

BC Language Assistant in either Argentina or Chile?

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I wish to work as an LA in either Argentina or Chile next year but can't decide which to do. Argentina is a max of 6 months, Chile is 10 months. I'm worried it will be more expensive in Chile, the Spanish too difficult to learn from Castellano and I may not like it, also the flight prices and pollution in Santiago cause me some concern. Has anyone got any useful advice or experiences they can share please?

What's the best way to look for careers that require a language?

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I have just graduated and am on the lookout for jobs that would allow me to use my language skills (I studied Spanish and Arabic). I don't want to be a translator! What are my other options? I would be open to working abroad.

How do I transport all my stuff?

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Okay... stupid question probably. But how am I supposed to move all my stuff from Kendal to Milan when we struggle getting it from Kendal to Lancaster? I don't think my mother will drive it all there somehow...

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?

Has anyone done a CELTA in Germany?

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I am considering relocating to Berlin/somewhere in Germany for a little bit, in order to gain some further ELT experience. Has anyone done a CELTA course, or taught English to adults in any context in Germany? If so, could you please share any advice on how hard it is to find jobs etc please?

How do you feel about a pre-study abroad university mental health assessment to decide your eligibility to go?

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If unis could provide every potential year abroad student with a free mental health assessment BEFORE DEPARTURE, do you think that would help students (e.g. unis could keep an eye on students who need extra support) or facilitate discrimination?

How much is the Erasmus grant for a year in Paris? How much will it cover?

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I want to study in Paris for a year as part of an Erasmus exchange. How much will my grant be and will it be enough to cover my time there. If not, what advice can you give me for earning a bit extra to cover the costs? How much should I be expecting to spend per month in this city?

Has anyone worked for PGL before? Or know anyone that has?

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Hello! I have graduated in June. I am looking at language based roles with PGL. Has anyone or does anyone know anyone that has worked for this company before? Thanks.

Has anyone had experience with living alone?

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I'm considering getting a studio apartment and living alone on my year abroad, as I haven't had great experiences with flatmates and I really like to have my own space. Hopefully I will be motivated to join in with more things and make more effort to talk to people as I will really have no other choice. Does anyone have any advice?