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by gemmaisacat 10-02-2016
One of my favourite Gemma-is-an-idiot stories is that of the Epi-Pen. It’s a good one. And it’s a good segue into explaining how the French healthcare system can work for students studying abroad. I was studying (watching Netflix) when I got a call saying that one of my study abroad friends...
One of my favourite Gemma-is-an-idiot stories is that of the Epi-Pen. It’s a good one....
One of my favourite Gemma-is-an-idiot stories...
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by Isidorable  01-02-2016
Hey! I’m Izzy, I’m 20 and I study French and Spanish at the University of Birmingham. I am currently on my Year Abroad and spent the first semester studying at Université Montpellier III and am now off to Valencia for another study placement at Universitat de Valencia – so essentially...
Hey! I’m Izzy, I’m 20 and I study French and Spanish at the University of Birmingham....
Hey! I’m Izzy, I’m 20 and I study...
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by Isidorable  01-02-2016
Your Year Abroad is definitely a challenging year, but it will also be a year where you will have some of the best experiences of your life! Over the course of my first semester I definitely encountered a few stumbling blocks, but I also met lots of new people, travelled to some amazing places and have...
Your Year Abroad is definitely a challenging year, but it will also be a year where you will...
Your Year Abroad is definitely a challenging...
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by gemmaisacat 01-02-2016
One of the first words I learned when you move to France is la paperasse, and trust me, it’s an important one. It means: ‘A whole load of unnecessarily complicated and badly worded paperwork required by French bureaucracy’. At first, you will just want to climb into your bed and avoid...
One of the first words I learned when you move to France is la paperasse, and trust me, it’s...
One of the first words I learned when you...
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by Faye Howard 28-01-2016
Coucou! I’m Faye – a French and English student at the University of Liverpool currently muddling my way through my Year Abroad in the wonderful city of Paris. I moved here in September 2015 and found myself a cosy little studio nestled in the 4th arrondissement. It’s my sanctuary amidst...
Coucou! I’m Faye – a French and English student at the University of Liverpool...
Coucou! I’m Faye – a French and...
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by Faye Howard 28-01-2016
When I tell people at home that I’m living in Paris, I get the ‘Oh my God – you must be having an amaaazing time!’. I play along with this predictable conversation to indulge in their Parisian fantasy and allow them a few moments to dream about life in the Capital of Love. And...
When I tell people at home that I’m living in Paris, I get the ‘Oh my God –...
When I tell people at home that I’m...
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by  25-01-2016
Everyone says that the first two weeks of anything are always the most difficult, whether it’s a new job, new school or a new pair of wellies, there’s always going to be a breaking in period. Well chuck in a foreign language and you’ve got a pretty sticky situation. But fear not! After...
Everyone says that the first two weeks of anything are always the most difficult, whether it’s...
Everyone says that the first two weeks of...
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by  25-01-2016
Languages have always been something that I’ve enjoyed. Since French lessons in primary school and being told I must say “un jus d’orange s’il vous plait” on the ferry on the way to Brittany, an interest for languages has sort of been instilled in me. My parent’s knowledge...
Languages have always been something that I’ve enjoyed. Since French lessons in primary...
Languages have always been something that...