It’s okay to get things wrong language wise: I had many situations and conversations in French where I felt out of my depth; from setting up a bank account to sorting housing contracts. It can sometimes feel daunting, however, as long as you persevere and keep talking and smiling I found most people were friendly … More Three things I learned from my year abroad in France
Following on from my article about why to choose France for your year abroad, I thought I would put pen to paper about something a bit more personal. But for anyone who knows me, this article shouldn’t come as a surprise. Currently I am in Lyon as I study Law with French Law hence a … More What it’s like being on study abroad with a long-term health problem
1. There’s always something to do! There’s so much on in both the day and night time you’ll never be stuck for anything to do. 2. The nightlife – especially good if you’re into techno music. 3. The people – the French have a reputation for being rude but honestly I’ve found the Lyonnais tend to be quite … More 10 reasons to study in Lyon
I am currently studying at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in Lyon, France as a part of my Law with French Law LLB at University of Leeds. For me, learning French was always something I have enjoyed and felt connected to as I have a French speaking parent from Cambodia (a former French colony) so … More Pick France for your year abroad because pourquoi pas?
Abby Posner – University of Sydney, Australia This may look like your regular, student living style burger, but in reality… it’s kangaroo. Kangaroo meat is as common in Australia as beef is in the UK (or at least so it seems based on my experience so far grocery shopping in Coles supermarket). Kangaroo doesn’t taste … More Eating Abroad
We asked our students to share their favourite new words and phrases learned during their study abroad experience: Brazil “ter mãos de fada” – literal meaning = “to have fairy hands” – it means = to be able to cook well “Cada macaco no seu galho” – Literal meaning = “Every monkey on his [own] … More A Study Abroad Glossary
I knew that I wanted to study in France for my year abroad – it’s been part of the big life plan since I started learning French in high school. However, as it got to the point of making a choice between French or Business as my University degree, I took the Business road and … More I’m studying in the same town as my Tandem@Leeds partner on my Study Abroad year!
Just having returned from a study abroad year in Nantes, I feel like I am in a position to give some rather sound advice to anyone thinking about or indeed, heading to France. Dress down. If you love getting dressed up like I do, then please prepare for the heartbreak ahead. Conservative is the way … More 9 Tips For Living in Nantes, France