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When you become a Strasbourgeois for a whole year…

I could write a whole book about my Year Abroad in Strasbourg, France and tell everyone everything, including every single detail, about how wonderfully I spent my time there, but nothing will be better than going abroad yourself and experiencing that time on your own! In your personal, extraordinary way. After my experience in Strasbourg,… Continue reading When you become a Strasbourgeois for a whole year…

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My koselig little Volda

Hello, I’m Valentina, an Italian girl in her 20s who, four months ago, left Aberystwyth with two stuffed bags full of too many clothes, lots of excitement and a bit of fear to embark on a new life adventure. Actually, my journey started many weeks before that. It began when, reading through the possible destinations… Continue reading My koselig little Volda

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Sunny Spain – My Year Abroad

First things first, if you ever get the chance to travel as part of your degree – go for it! I believe that every student should have the chance to experience a different culture, a different language, new friends and more importantly new food. During my year abroad, I had the chance to work as… Continue reading Sunny Spain – My Year Abroad

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Routes Lingomap: Politics and Paella!

Education is at the forefront of most parent’s minds in Spain and it’s interesting to see the emphasis they place on the importance of learning foreign languages, in this case it’s English. They see it as a way to give their children opportunities that they didn’t necessarily have whilst growing up and choose to give… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Politics and Paella!

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Routes Lingomap: Did someone say olé?

I’m living and working in Alicante, which is part of the Valencia province and where valenciano is spoken daily, however here in Alicante most people tend to speak Spanish, except for the older generation who still hold on to tradition. Even though Spanish is the lingua franca here, you need to be fluent in valenciano… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Did someone say olé?

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Routes Lingomap: Surfing, Sightseeing or Salsa?

First things first, everything here happens later. Lunch is generally eaten at about 2-3 o'clock, businesses usually finish work around 8pm and, it's not unusual to be invited out for dinner at half 10, only to go for a drink around 1am in the morning. Since being here I've got used to a more relaxed… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Surfing, Sightseeing or Salsa?

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Routes Lingomap: Hola, me llamo…

Travelling abroad can be scary, you wonder if you're going to make any friends, if the local people are going to understand you or if you're even going to like it there. Don't worry, everyone who travels abroad by themselves will have thought these thoughts over and over, until they sound like a broken record,… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Hola, me llamo…