Contributors

Rhiannon

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Destination: Istres, France (near Marseille)

Works in Istres as: an English Language assistant in an adult training centre.

Studies in Manchester: French with Linguistics

Top tip: “Don’t forget to buy milk before Sunday”

Chloe

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Destination: Alicante, Spain

Studies in Alicante: Professional Spanish, Colloquial Spanish and various Literature modules.

Studies in Manchester: English and Spanish

Top Tip: “Don’t climb a mountain in 37 degree heat.”

Abi

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Destination: First half- Perpignan, France. Second half- Murcia, Spain

Studied in Perpignan: Literature, translation and Spanish.

Studies in Murcia: Translation and Interpretation

Studies in Manchester: French and Spanish

Top Tip: “Don’t be afraid about looking really foreign, it’s actually a good conversation starter.”

Lizzie

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Destination: Sedan, France (near Reims)

Works in Sedan as: an English Language assistant for the British Council in two colleges

Studies in Manchester: French with International Business

Top tip: “Don`t go to any shop, post office etc. without checking online that it’s definitely open first.”

Eve

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Destination: Bordeaux, France

Studies in Bordeaux: Translation, Spanish, and Linguistics.

Studies in Manchester: International Business and French

Top tip: “Forget anything you know about queuing, it doesn’t exist here”

Katie

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Destination: Cherbourg, France

Works in Cherbourg as: an English Language assistant for the British Council in a professional and technical college.

Studies in Manchester: French with TESOL

Top tip: “If your year abroad isn’t how you expected it to be, embrace it”

Hannah

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Destination: Hyères (les Palmiers), French Riviera (Côte d’Azur)

Works in Hyères as: an English Language Assistant in a college

Studies in Manchester: TESOL and French

Top tip: “Santé – dans les yeux” “Be prepared to kiss/touch so many cheeks of people you don’t know.” And “Profitez-bien”

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