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by Charlotte Daniels 22-05-2018
Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada is one of the most popular city destinations in Europe for travellers from all around the globe. Its popularity is in large part due to the city’s main attraction: the astounding Alhambra palace.   However, aside from this,...
Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Granada is one of the most popular...
Situated at the foot of the Sierra Nevada...
Spain
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Spain
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by  10-05-2018
When deciding where to do my Spanish side of the year abroad, I had always wanted to do it in Madrid. Having never been before and having been told such amazing things, I felt like I had to try it out, and it’s safe to say it has not disappointed at all. So here I will briefly explain to you some...
When deciding where to do my Spanish side of the year abroad, I had always wanted to do it...
When deciding where to do my Spanish side...
Teaching Abroad
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Teaching Abroad
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by Charlotte Daniels 02-05-2018
If you’re studying a modern foreign language at university, you’ll most likely have to decide upon how to spend your third year abroad: study abroad, organise a work placement, or become a language assistant teaching English. As a Modern Languages student at Warwick University, I chose the...
If you’re studying a modern foreign language at university, you’ll most likely...
If you’re studying a modern foreign...
FCO Blog Posts
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FCO Blog Posts
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by Charlotte Daniels 23-04-2018
Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is an increasingly popular tourist destination for visitors from all around the globe. This vibrant and diverse metropolis lies at approximately 2,600 metres altitude on a mountain plateau in the eastern mountains of the Andes. It is a culturally and artistically rich...
Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is an increasingly popular tourist destination for visitors...
Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is an increasingly...
Make the most of your Year Abroad
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Make the most of your Year Abroad
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by  05-04-2018
When faced with the prospect of working for an entire year during your year abroad, most people would run a mile. Especially after indulging for several years in the uni lifestyle of 10 hours a week, ‘non-obligatory’ lectures and the fact that nights out and hangovers are completely acceptable...
When faced with the prospect of working for an entire year during your year abroad, most people...
When faced with the prospect of working for...
Germany
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Germany
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by Eloisa Payne 21-03-2018
Hallo! Finding somewhere to live for both semesters this year has been one of the hardest and most stressful things I’ve ever been through. If you’ve been on/are on a year abroad, you’ll know (unless you’ve been extremely lucky). Looking back, I was definitely very lucky when...
Hallo! Finding somewhere to live for both semesters this year has been one of the hardest...
Hallo! Finding somewhere to live for both...
Italy
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Italy
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by Ellie Stokes 16-03-2018
                      Obviously nowadays it’s super easy to google destinations or to purchase a guide book on amazon. However, I personally think there is no better advice than personal recommendation. Over the past 6 months I have...
                      Obviously...
                      Obviously...
Spain
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Spain
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by Alice Young 16-03-2018
Writing an essay on Don Quixote, participating in a classroom debate on immigration and conjugating the imperfect subjunctive are three examples of what I can now do in Spanish thanks to my time so far at university – OK, maybe not the last one, but who really understands the imperfect subjunctive...
Writing an essay on Don Quixote, participating in a classroom debate on immigration and conjugating...
Writing an essay on Don Quixote, participating...
Make the most of your Year Abroad
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Make the most of your Year Abroad
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by Ellie Stokes 09-03-2018
From the moment you start learning a foreign language you are repeatedly told that the key to success is immersion. This is why all language students wait patiently for their year abroad in hope, (praying) that everything will slowly come together. There is no doubt that living in the target country...
From the moment you start learning a foreign language you are repeatedly told that the key...
From the moment you start learning a foreign...
Germany
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Germany
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by Eloisa Payne 07-03-2018
Hallo! I moved to Cologne on Saturday for the second semester of my year abroad meaning I’m now halfway through, it has gone so fast! I’m going to try and enjoy this semester as much as I can before I go back to the inevitable stress that will be my fourth year at Cardiff. Coming here on...
Hallo! I moved to Cologne on Saturday for the second semester of my year abroad meaning I’m...
Hallo! I moved to Cologne on Saturday for...