Study and Work Abroad blog

A blog about studying and working abroad.

10 Things I Learned About Paris

Bonjour! As you may have gathered from my last post, I have just finished the second part of my year abroad – a six-month work placement in Paris, France! I worked as a Trainee Translation Assistant at l’Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Paris, the Tourist Information Centre. It was a varied and (mostly) interesting line […]


The Best Year of Your Life

It’s been a minute (or six months), but here I am, finally, writing about being on placement in Paris. Except that will have to wait a week or so. First, I want to talk about feelings. One thing we often hear from languages students past is how their Erasmus year was “the best year of […]


Ten Travel Tips: Long haul flying

Flying to Australia isn’t the quickest of air-plane journeys. But the positives of a placement in Australia definitely outweigh the long journey time to Australia 1000:1.  I’ve actually done the trip both to and from Australia already. So I know a thing or two about how to get through the long haul flight. The good […]


An Entire Year Exchange in Singapore?!

大家好 – Hello everyone! 我的名字是 Nikita – My name is Nikita. Okay, enough Mandarin. I am an International student from St. Lucia in the Caribbean studying Medical Engineering at Surrey. For my second year I decided to go to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore! You might be wondering why I started off in Mandarin […]


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