One of the reasons that I picked the university course I do is because of the integrated year abroad. After three years of hard work and late nights in the university library, I am given the opportunity to put down my books and jump right in to speaking and using my target language every day. So far, the thought of this has been just a distant memory… until it hit me that I am actually going in eight short months! My year abroad is happening.
Most university students in Europe have the opportunity to take a year abroad through the Erasmus program. This fantastic organisation allows us to transfer from one European university to another in order to complete a year of study. As exciting as that may sound, I have actually opted for alternative way to spend my compulsory time overseas. I have applied to the British Council English Language Assistant program, and I could not be more excited. If I am accepted, I will have the opportunity to work in classrooms teaching my native language and sharing some of my own culture with foreign students. To be honest it would be a dream come true… so naturally I want to blog about it, every step of the way!
Have you ever participated in a year abroad?