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Blog posts from students on their Residencies Abroad studying Modern Languages


Alice on moving during her Year Abroad


I’m no longer writing from the French capital as I’ve moved down South to the city of Grenoble. This blog post will be about my experience leaving somewhere and starting new in another place. It’s not very common for a Southampton student to split their Year Abroad, as Erasmus and British Council placements last the whole year, but so far my experience has been a good one.…

Emily Sims

Emily and how her internship on her Year Abroad has made her more resilient

Emily SimsWhen I first started my internship here in Paris, I didn’t really know what to expect. After an

initial introductory meeting on the first day including some basic information about the job,

we went straight to work. Within the first three days, I was already making phone calls in

French, creating contracts, and using almost no English whilst at work outside of my lunch