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Where can I get an A1 form from?

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Hello all, unfortunately, I am going to have a company under my name in Greece and the Greek government asked me to have a proof that I am paying National insurance in order to avoid double payment for Insurance, this is a form called A1. I am looking on GOV.UK but I cannot find the right link to apply. The only I found is National Insurance: apply for a portable document A1/E101 if self-employed in European Economic Area (CA3837) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-insurance-application-for-form-e101-if-self-employed-in-european-economic-area-ca3837 It seems that this could be the right one but when I trying to complete the steps, it asking me personal information for Self-employment in the UK, UTR, etc. I am not self-employed in UK, so I assume that there is a different form to apply. So I need to send to Greece the A1 form which includes the Certificate of National insurance, to show that I am paying from day I started work in UK until present day. Have anyone any idea who can i find that form? Best Regards Stelios

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.

What can I do to increase my chances of achieving one place for an exchange year abroad in Japan?

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Hello, Right now I am working on a personal statement for my application to Japan and Akita University. I know how to write a personal statement and what to include but I am wondering what I could do to specifically target it for a japanese univeristy. What should I emphasize when applying in Japan, are there any differences in how to apply compared to Europe that I should be aware of? Any other tips would also be highly appreciated! Felix

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.

Can I come home at any time?

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I have always had issues with anxious/nervous feelings and it stops me from doing certain things. I’m going on a year abroad to Spain next year which I am dreading at the moment. Spanish isn’t my favourite subject and I’m going to be turning 21 while I’m there but can I come home for a couple of weeks to have a party etc since I’ll want to spend it with friends and family Or will I have to wait till Christmas holidays to come home? I am also worried that I’ll be lonely and everyone back home will forget about me, does anyone have any advice on this?

Is anyone leaving their flat in Essen?

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Looking for a place to spend the next six months whilst I am on placement here.

How should I find accommodation in Sassari, Sardinia?

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Hi everyone, I have got an erasmus internship in Sassari, Sardinia, starting at the start of September. I am unsure of whether or not I need to find accommodation before I go, or if it will be ok to just turn up and find something when I get there. I have looked on easystanza.it and currently there are only 3 available rooms there, so I was also wondering where else I can look to find a room? Thank you!

Should I change my internship while I still have time?

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I have been working at a student travel agency in Germany for 2 weeks now, and have been regretting my choice of internship since I started. The job is based in a TINY office out of town (just 2 managers and one other intern who will be leaving this week), which is incredibly antisocial and has a very unfriendly working environment. Most of the day is spent in silence, and when my co-workers do speak to one another they do it in Turkish. In terms of the work itself, the main language of the job is English, meaning I am left with little opportunity to develop my language. As well as this, the work is incredibly monotonous and there is never an opportunity to learn anything/ actually use my brain - the worst thing is that there are often long periods where there is no customer activity and so there can be hours of sitting, staring at the screen or on your phone (this is not without me trying to find other work to do). Seeing my fellow intern, who is now 3 months into the job, doing as little as I am it is quite clear that this is what it will be like from now on. I just really would like a fresh start with a job that is actually challenging and allows me to have more contact with staff/ customers in German - I am worried that I will 'stick it out' here and end up regretting 6 months doing a job that I hate. Has anyone else switched internships early on in the year abroad/ left an internship early? I would really appreciate any advice at all at this point!!

If I fail a subject on my year abroad but still pass the year and have already left the country will this prevent me from getting my Bsc

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My year abroad is worth 10% of the degree and I am worried I may have messed up the rest of my degree now.