Erasmus years are sold as complete linguistic immersion, which is 100% what they are: a year spent studying or working in at least one foreign country. It's supposed to be your time to perfect your language/s all whilst having one of the best years of your life. But does this actually happen? Let's look at the … Continue reading ERASMUS / How to make the most of it and does it really help?
This blog comes a lot later than planned but nevertheless, it is here now and that's all the matters. I've only been back in the UK now for 1.5 weeks and I'm already heading back to Sevilla on Friday to start by second round of time there. I'm having an incredible time in Spain and … Continue reading Year Abroad / Semester 1 Recap
hello, hello, hello. Before you say it, I know it's been nearly a month since my last blog and I know, I'm a terrible, terrible person but I do have my reasons. First of all and most importantly, my money dried the hell up meaning my travelling drastically decreased, and as a result, my life … Continue reading Catch up & Missing home
I've been in my job at a languages school in Spain for a solid 2 months now, so I thought I would give you a run down of a typical day. Before I started I read 1827928 blogs and YouTube videos about life as a language assistant so I hope this one helps you in … Continue reading Auxiliar de Conversación / A Typical Day
As soon as I had about 4 weeks to go until I moved to Spain, my mind moved to "What the hell am I going to take with me?". What do you take to a new country, with a completely different climate for 9 months? How on earth do you pack for that? Packing your … Continue reading Year Abroad / How to Pack
So, I've been in Sevilla, Spain for a month tomorrow. It's flown by so quickly, ridiculously quickly in fact. But, having spent a decent amount of time in Spain now, I've started to notice a series of things which are very different to England. I mean, I'm not saying they're wrong, just different. So, let's … Continue reading 7 Weird Things About Spain
If you study Modern Languages at University, you will have to go on an obligatory Year Abroad. Even from open days, Year Abroads are continually sold as the pinnacle of your academic experience. "You'll have the best year ever", "it'll be amazing, I promise you", "you won't want to come home", they've all been said … Continue reading Year Abroad Reality / Behind Social Media