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by  10-10-2016
Although French food and supermarkets are not very different from what we have in England, there are still some differences which I noticed during my year abroad in Lyon. The main one was that in France, bread, fruit and vegetables do not last as long as they do not have the preservatives that are used...
Although French food and supermarkets are not very different from what we have in England,...
Although French food and supermarkets are...
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by Lydia McNeillie 10-10-2016
So as I write this blog I am coming to the end of my first week in Lille in France! I feel like all things considered it has been so successful so far! I didn’t know much about Lille before I arrived on the 1st October, but I am glad to say it is a lovely city with a lot to do and I can’t...
So as I write this blog I am coming to the end of my first week in Lille in France! I feel...
So as I write this blog I am coming to the...
France
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France
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by Lydia McNeillie 10-10-2016
So as I write this blog I am coming to the end of my first week in Lille in France! I feel like all things considered it has been so successful so far! I didn’t know much about Lille before I arrived on the 1st October, but I am glad to say it is a lovely city with a lot to do and I can’t...
So as I write this blog I am coming to the end of my first week in Lille in France! I feel...
So as I write this blog I am coming to the...
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by  21-09-2016
Feeling properly integrated into French culture and having a real group of French friends definitely was not as easy as I thought. This is not because the French were unwelcoming, I just needed to make quite a lot of effort in order to feel part of their friendship rather than just an acquaintance. So...
Feeling properly integrated into French culture and having a real group of French friends definitely...
Feeling properly integrated into French culture...
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France
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by  02-08-2016
Through personal experience, finding accommodation for my year abroad was extremely stressful, so here are a few tips. Before doing anything, think about whether you have any contacts who will be living where you are going (friends of friends, family friends or contact your University to find out about...
Through personal experience, finding accommodation for my year abroad was extremely stressful,...
Through personal experience, finding accommodation...
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by  20-07-2016
If you’ve got your placement sorted for your year abroad in France and are in a bit of a panic of what to do to get ready beforehand, look no further for help. Going abroad is a daunting prospect for many so in order to alleviate any further stress when you’re there, it is crucial to be organised....
If you’ve got your placement sorted for your year abroad in France and are in a bit of...
If you’ve got your placement sorted...
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by Molly Feely 19-07-2016
As part of my degree at the University of Birmingham it is essential to spend part of your year abroad in each country that you study the language of, and for this reason the university has paid for me to spend three weeks in Montpellier studying at an intensive language school. This is only for students...
As part of my degree at the University of Birmingham it is essential to spend part of your...
As part of my degree at the University of...
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by  09-05-2016
Everyone gets the same spiel before they leave for their year abroad, to make the most of it. Profitez-en students and you will come back more enriched and grasping a better knowledge of the language, blah blah blah. We’ve heard all the advice before, read literature, local news or listen to the...
Everyone gets the same spiel before they leave for their year abroad, to make the most of it....
Everyone gets the same spiel before they...
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by  11-04-2016
Travelling around a different country can feel daunting, but your Year Abroad is the perfect opportunity to meander your way around a new country or region, without feeling pressured by time. If you don’t get it done one weekend, there will always be another time because you live there now, remember!...
Travelling around a different country can feel daunting, but your Year Abroad is the perfect...
Travelling around a different country can...
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by Team SLB 08-04-2016
1 – Take a cycling tour! 2 - Make sure you carry your student ID as you can visit many attractions, museums and the Notre Dame for free. 3 – Relax in the various parks Paris has to offer. 4 – Le Marais! Bursting with street art and thrift shops you can find plenty of Vintage French...
1 – Take a cycling tour! 2 - Make sure you carry your student ID as you can visit many...
1 – Take a cycling tour! 2 - Make...