About Lizzie Fane

Lizzie Fane

Joined: Nov 30th -0001

Questions Asked: 2

Answers Given: 9

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I spent my year abroad in Florence, Italy, studying History of Art at the Università degli Studi di Firenze. I spent my free time cycling around the cobbled streets on my blue bicycle going to drawing and cooking classes and editing the Sightseeing section of Time Out's Florence guidebook! My experience inspired me to start ThirdYearAbroad.com which I still run now, and I hope to launch many new projects, like this one, do help students through the process of living abroad for the first time :)

Lizzie Fane's Questions (2)

What are your thoughts on visits from your home uni on your year abroad?

Have you ever received such a visit (and if not, did you wish someone had come), were you pleased to see that member of staff, was it useful? (perhaps it might have been more useful at a different point in the year, or maybe the staff member could have been more helpful if they had done...

Aug 11th 2014, 14:20 | 3 answers

Should we Brexit or Bremain?

As a group of internationally-minded UK students and graduates, we are interested to know your thoughts about the upcoming referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Do you think we should Brexit or Bremain - and why?

Apr 14th 2016, 11:49 | 1 answer

Lizzie Fane's Answers (9)

Which Italian cities are best for students?

You can definitely spend your Italian year abroad in Venice, Florence or Rome - I spent mine in Florence and it was just FANTASTIC, mainly because I made a huge effort to live with and integrate with locals. If you feel this is something you can do confidently and independently, then those are...

Jul 28th 2014, 17:41 | 2 answers

Any advice or recommended websites for finding good value private accommodation in Florence?

In terms of accommodation in Florence, I would recommend The Florentine website which I love but is quite expensive, and Erasmusu - and the university has some good options too - it's always useful if you can speak Italian as you get locals' prices! That's what I did - and I kept an eye on...

Aug 19th 2014, 15:35 | 1 answer

Do I move?

I think you've answered your own question there - if in doubt, always go for the opportunity of a lifetime! Life's too short. So's your year abroad!Be honest with your friend about why you'd like to leave and why you think he/she will enjoy the internship. That way they can make an informed...

Aug 30th 2014, 13:37 | 3 answers

How can I find UK-based native speakers to help me practice?

Don't forget the huge influx of Italian Erasmus students your university will have this year! It might be worth speaking to the International Office about finding a conversation exchange partner, or getting involved in the Erasmus society which helps incoming students settle in. Do you remember...

Aug 13th 2014, 14:01 | 4 answers

Any advice on how to meet people on your third year abroad?

Think about joining clubs and societies too - that's where I made the most friends on my year abroad! Because I was doing something that fascinated me (calligraphy, cooking, drawing and painting), I met local people with similar interests to me. The first class is always nerve-wracking, but once...

Jan 20th 2015, 21:16 | 6 answers

What kind of jobs could I do for the summer in Spain?

Have a think about what you want to do as a career - or at least what you'd like to try out! Then contact Spanish companies in that industry. Apply speculatively - don't wait for a job post on a jobs board - just email the Spanish company with your CV and how you think you can help them. You...

Oct 23rd 2015, 20:49 | 1 answer

Can you inspire me to keep my German going so I can become a Lawyer-Linguist in future?

It is WONDERFUL to hear that you might consider becoming a lawyer-linguist - what an incredible career path! It is hard, hard work, but worth EVERY second, as you will see from these articles we have on the site about this career...EU careers insider: Working as a lawyer linguist for the EU...

Feb 8th 2016, 15:17 | 2 answers

Past experience of obtaining the travel grant when parental income is over the 40,000 threshold?

If you already have a student loan/grant from Student Finance England which depends on your household income, then you can apply for a travel grant. Here's more information about eligibility: https://www.gov.uk/travel-grants-students-england/eligibility and here's a handy fact sheet about the...

May 11th 2016, 21:48 | 1 answer

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