Last Friday I moved back to the UK after 8 months spent living and working abroad in Spain. Alongside a huge rush of excitement to be back with my family, friends and a fully-stocked fridge, there was a hint of sadness too at leaving behind a place I'd called 'home' for a while. I have… Continue reading Now what?
Three reasons to say “Eskerrik asko” for my Year Abroad In Euskera, a co-official language of the Basque Country, “Eskerrik asko” means “thank you”. I have recently been inspired by Rupy Aujla, @doctors_kitchen on Instagram to start a daily gratitude exercise. This involves listing three things I am grateful for each day and ranges from… Continue reading La gratitud
So you've decided to learn a new language. You long to travel with ease, spark up a conversation with the locals and get a smile back from the French waiter as you casually whip out a "Merci!" when he brings your coffee over. You tell all your friends, order a textbook online and publish a meaningful… Continue reading Learn when you’re not learning
Before I flew out to France for a year before university, I was pretty clueless about the behind-the-scenes of moving abroad. Since then, I have flown back and forth to the UK for weekend visits, spent 3 months living in Paris as an intern and am flying out later this month to work in Spain… Continue reading Top 5 pre-departure tips for moving abroad
As a linguist studying French and Spanish, and having taken modules in Catalan too for the past couple of years, I was feeling pretty confident with my British Council allocation to the Basque Country. Although Spanish is the main language spoken in Spain, Catalan, Galician and Basque are also spoken in their respective regions. As… Continue reading Euskera and the luck of the draw