Any advice for studying at Barcelona?

For all those who ate thinkg about spend the next year in Barcelona for live its Erasmus experience, I would like to share with you some details about how is the life there and some tips you want to know before go for sure.1. The beach: it is obvious, there is nothing like walk around the...

Feb 28th 2017, 9:53 | 1 answer

Anyone knows of the International Arts Internship Program called ArtBound Initiative?

Hey Cecile, yea my friend from Paris did the program. She actually part of the testimonials! haha. She said it was awesome. I'm applying to this program for an internship in New York for this summer, just finished my application process and had my interview. I think I'll get in! I'm looking to...

Nov 3rd 2016, 22:41 | 1 answer
Art

Has anyone done a year abroad in Tokyo?

yea i think the language it's gonna take some time to used to it it's a hard language

Oct 25th 2016, 19:41 | 2 answers

Has anyone worked for PGL before? Or know anyone that has?

Hiya,I graduated in 2013 and have been working for PGL in France since January 2014! I've loved my seasons with them, I've worked 4 different job roles at 3 different centres. It's a really good way to meet new people, live in France for cheap (accommodation and food is part of your contract)...

Sep 28th 2016, 9:17 | 3 answers
Job
PGL

Where do I apply for an A1 form?

Hi there, this question has been answered over here: Where can I get an A1 form from? Hope that helps! :)

Sep 20th 2016, 11:43 | 1 answer

Is it useful to record lectures if studying in a different language?

You don't need to. I was there last year and everything you need will be on powerpoints given to you

Sep 6th 2016, 15:33 | 2 answers

I want to ship my luggage to my host institution in England, does anyone know what service I should use?

I have used SendMyBag a few times - their service is reliable and I found it very affordable (esp. with TYA discount!) Would really recommend it :)

Aug 25th 2016, 15:57 | 1 answer

Best regions of Valencia to live in (12months) for a language assistant wanting a great, fun, social experience?

I lived near that area for my YA, it's a good location with only 3 stops to the main centre and roughly 6/7mins on the metro!Personally, I found a flat online before I went because I was nervous I wouldn't find anything, but there are loads of adverts in the streets for flats for erasmus students:)

Aug 19th 2016, 20:31 | 1 answer

Struggling to find accommodation for half a year of my year abroad in Paris, any suggestions or advice please?

HelloI can back from working in Paris and I stayed in a foyer. It was girls only but you can get mixed ones if you wish. Mine was in a great location (near the champs elysées in the 8th) and the rent was reasonable. I paid about 700 a month for an individual room with a 4 course meal 5 days a...

Aug 18th 2016, 7:58 | 2 answers

Does anyone know how I can watch Coronation Street from Spain?

Hi there, here's how to watch Coronation Street from abroad! :)

Aug 12th 2016, 22:39 | 1 answer

Brexit - likely effect on the third year abroad?

I don't think there will be any immediate huge repercussions on the year abroad (apart from the obvious bad currency rates if you don't open a foreign bank account!) but long term it could, and is likely to affect Erasmus funding for students, as well as reducing the amount and ease of access to...

Aug 9th 2016, 13:13 | 1 answer

Can I teach English in Germany?

Hi,I would recommend getting in touch with the British Council if you are planning on teaching in a school. otherwise there are various websites where you can advertise private tutoring but I would say it will be much harder for you to find work this way, if you don't have anything arranged...

Aug 2nd 2016, 16:47 | 1 answer

Will long distance work for a whole year abroad?

It can definitely work! My now husband and I did long distance whilst I was on my year abroad in Germany (we also did long distance while I was at uni so this was even worse). You just need to talk it all through before you go. He knew I needed to be there and no travel home all the time so we...

Aug 2nd 2016, 16:37 | 4 answers

Can you still do an Erasmus exchange if your uni doesn't offer it?

Hi,The Erasmus website states that:Erasmus+ courses are available to anyone who is: studying for a degree or recognised tertiary level qualificationat an institution, such as a university or college, with an Erasmus Charter for Higher Educationin their second year or more of study.You can also...

Aug 1st 2016, 14:15 | 1 answer

Where on earth do I start?

Hi! So something I was told which was priceless to me about looking for accommodation is always go to the country a week or so before you start work, and stay in a hotel or Airbnb and apartment hunt from there. It just will help you to get a better feel of the place and means you won't be...

Aug 1st 2016, 13:50 | 3 answers

Best way to travel around Spain and Portugal?

A lot of people in Spain and France use shared ride apps/services like Blablacar - it's very cheap and almost always something available. I'm sure it's similar in Portugal.Local trains in Spain are also very affordable, but high speed ones can be pricey (especially without advance tickets). The...

Jul 31st 2016, 16:19 | 1 answer
Bus

What types of insurance will I need?

In the FAQs on the YearAbroadInsurance.com website it says: Q: I have a pre-existing medical condition. Do I need to declare it? Will I be covered by the policy?A: No, you do not need to declare a pre-existing medical condition. The policy is designed to provide the cover and there is no...

Jul 27th 2016, 19:53 | 1 answer

Do I need a work visa for Argentina if I'm working there for 4 months?

I worked for 4 months and just left the country for a weekend to renew the visa - everyone I know did this too. It would help if you can get this trip pre-booked to show the border guard you are leaving the country. You can always get an extended visa if you think it will cost less money/effort...

Jul 26th 2016, 10:48 | 1 answer

I'm going to Madrid for my year abroad, I was wondering whether it's easy to find a part time job? and if yes, which place would you reccomend?

The easiest jobs to find are working as an au pair or teaching English. There are plenty of groups on Facebook which help you to find people looking for English lessons or care for their children. Make sure you find out the going rate and don't undersell yourself, when I was there people could...

Jul 21st 2016, 11:46 | 1 answer

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