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How do you watch BBC iPlayer/4od abroad?
I'm off to Germany at the end of the month and know I'll want to watch British TV every now and again if (when?) home-sickness strikes! What's the best way to do this? I have been recommended some apps but are there any other suggestions? :)
I'm starting to hate my year abroad already. Any advice?
I was placed in a tiny town in Spain and so decided to live in a slightly bigger town 30 minutes away. However I'm finding this town is still too small. The average age of the people in the town must be in their sixties and I can't find anyone my age. I also cannot find any other language assistants in the area and I'm feeling really really lonely. I cant live in the main city as it's almost 3 hours away. I have plans to go visit friends in other areas of Spain over the next 3 months but no one to spend the evenings or the weekends with. This is starting to make me hate the year abroad and want to give up and come home already. I cannot go on feeling like this for another 8 months. Any suggestions for making me feel better?
Can a relationship survive the year abroad?
I've been in a relationship for 3 years now, and have decided to go on the year abroad to the USA as part of my Business degree. I am so nervous about it because I love my boyfriend but I'm worried about so many things, mainly that I will only be able to come home once in the year - at Christmas - and he can only afford to fly out and visit me once, and also that I have been told it's not a good idea to keep Skyping every day as you miss out on cultural things and having fun, but I want him to feel loved and know I'm thinking of him - has anyone who has been through this before got any advice?!
How can I watch Coronation Street abroad?
I'm in France and I can't watch coronation street on ITV player and hola app won't work
How do you feel about a pre-study abroad university mental health assessment to decide your eligibility to go?
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?
Small city in France to spend my year abroad?
I'd really like to spend the year in France, preferably studying, but want to avoid the big cities (Paris, Marseille, Lyon etc.) as they seem quite impersonal and might be quite difficult to meet people. I want to find a much smaller city with friendly locals and an opportunity to get to know the WHOLE of the city really well! Any ideas?
What are your five year abroad essentials?
Excluding official documents like passport/EHIC/Insurance, what are the five items that everyone should take with them on a year abroad?
I'd like to do a year abroad, but I don't want to study - what are my other options?
I've heard that you can teach abroad - do I have to find my own placement?
How do you keep up your language skills back home?
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!
What is the craziest / coolest thing you experienced on your year abroad?
Just interested :)
Is it absolutely essential to get the spanish NIE whilst on your year abroad?
Living and studying in madrid for my third year abroad
Do you get your languages mixed up?
Trying to decide whether to study Spanish and Portuguese or Spanish and English at uni. I'm worried that if I go for Spanish & Portuguese I'll end up getting really confused and won't improve as much as I would if I just focused on Spanish. I'm also worried about going to two countries on a year abroad. Does anyone have any advice??