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Read blog posts written by young people who share their experiences of living abroad.
Food, glorious food! Eating local cuisine is an important part of any trip abroad. Sampling a country’s delicacies can help you understand its culture, its customs and its people. However, when
When it comes to the UK, London likes to steal all the attention. Yes, yes, I know: it's a great city with lots of culture and sights to see.
Christmas is generally considered to be a time for tradition – people do the same things every single year, and they love the familiarity of the festive season.
Christmas is a time for relaxing, having fun and spending time with family and friends. However, for many of us, it is also spent revising for January exams.
I love travelling, but it hasn't always been my passion. In my first year of university, I started to travel during the holidays.
Maybe you’ve just started learning a new language. Maybe you've been studying to pass exams or to get the job you want in the future.
New Year's Eve is a different time for everybody all around the world.
A very traditional thing that accompanies a typical English Christmas dinner is the Christmas cracker. So what exactly is a Christmas cracker? Something you crack at Christmas, literally!
Christmas is a popular holiday in both Italy, where I live now, and the United Kingdom, where I am from. However, this doesn’t mean that people celebrate it in exactly the same way.
Currently it does not feel like Christmas is two weeks away because the sun is shining. Normally around this time of year, one is used to getting snuggled up and cosying up in front of the fire.
According to my Instagram, I have now been in Spain for 81 days.
I’ve been living abroad for two months now. Even though I’m having a good time, I miss lots of things about Britain. Here are my top nine:
Some people choose to live in a flat share or community. Others can't imagine leaving their perfect flats to live with lots of other people. Why would you ever do such a thing?!
Sometimes a flying visit from a loved one is all you need to realise how settled you are in a place.
If you ever visit an English village, make sure to look out for morris dancing.
In my bag I always carry the same essential items: my keys; my purse; some loose change; my mobile phone and my little blue vocabulary notebook.
So, being away from home is great fun, until you meet someone who becomes the reason you don’t want to be away. How do you cope?
Last week, I went to Montpellier in the south of France for an exam. So this trip was for business, not pleasure.
British people are famous for apologising in almost every situation.
So, every one of us who has ever tried to learn a language has reached a point where they feel like they’ve reached a stalemate - like the point in a game of chess when it's impossible to make the
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