How do you cope with having a long-term medical condition in Switzerland (or Europe in general!)?
I know this is a very specific question, but if anyone's been to Europe in general and has some advice, I'd still be grateful to hear it!
Basically, I have epilepsy, and I'm heading to my year abroad in Geneva this September. I was just wondering if anyone had a similar experience, and if there was any advice you could give me.
How much medication could you take with you at one time? Did you have to find a place to get it in Switzerland, and what did you have to do to get that?
Is there any extra insurance/forms you have to fill out to register any medical conditions?
Did you go and see a specialist while you were there, and what was that like to organise?
I went to France, not Spain, but I didn't find out until late August. I don't know of anyone who found out later than August. It's generally easier to find accommodation when you're there anyway, actually being able to see the house/flat in...
It's an excellent university with very high standards. Like all Swiss universities, It's currently not available for any Erasmus exchange, which makes it more expensive,There's good information here and here.
Don't panic! It's quite natural to be worried about your year abroad. Most students have at least some anxiety. Plan things carefully and choose an activity that you know you will enjoy. Studying on Erasmus or teaching for the British Council are...
It depends on how much Erasmus grant you will be getting. I got the full Erasmus grant AND i was being paid because I was doing an internship, so I didn't get the maintenance grant. But if you're not getting the Erasmus grant then you will get...