The Best Purchase of my Year Abroad

My name is Eleanor Smith, and I’m the Creative designer for the Linguist Magazine 2020/21. I’m a fourth year French and German student, and I had the pleasure of working in Germany as an English Language Assistant on my Year Abroad. When people find out you’re going to live abroad, you’re naturally met with a…

The Hotel on Wheels – The Night Train Experience

I’m Harvey, I’m a Final Year German student, and I’m also the Publicity Officer and German Editor! This time last year, I was en route to the wonderful little town of Tübingen, around 40 minutes away from Stuttgart, to start my year abroad. I decided to take the easy option and fly out in September,…

Dealing with the crisis as a culture vulture

Megan Nicholls I guess you probably don’t want to read another article about Coronavirus, death rates, lockdown restrictions or upcoming uncertainty. We all know these are “unprecedented times” and there is not much we can do apart from stay at home and support key workers. So, if you have a spare moment in between home…

Per Ardua Ad Alta – Through Difficulties to Glory

By Cornelia Sennewald (Originally published in Culture, Issue 17 May 2016) Before I came to Birmingham, I was not the person I am now. I had started studying English and Art at the University of Cologne in order to become a teacher. In September 2015, I was granted the opportunity to continue my studies at…

Appy Travels: How Apps Can Help You on Your Holidays

By Lily King When most people think about the apps they will use on holiday, the first thing that springs to mind is Instagram or Facebook to share their holiday snaps. But this only scratches the surface of how you can use apps to make the most of your holiday. Find food blogs It can…

Welcome to The Linguist Blog

Welcome to The Linguist Blog! A place for contributors to write about all things language and culture, without the pressure of print. Whether you’re on your year abroad and wanting to document your travels, or you’re an avid photographer wanting to share pictures from your latest holiday, we want to hear from you! We’re accepting…

Three top tips for your year abroad in Paris

by Tiana Phillips I’m sure most students planning a year abroad will be familiar with the slightly daunting feeling of uncertainty leading up to their departure. For me, it’s almost a year on from those initial few months of stress and paperwork, and now I’m a mere three weeks away from the end of my…

The Buda-best time in Hungary’s capital

I’m Camille, the French Editor and one of the proof-readers for the UoB Linguist Magazine. I am a third year Modern Languages student hoping to spend my year abroad in Strasbourg, France and Granada, Spain. As a French and Spanish student, I have spent the majority of my trips abroad in France or Spain. However,…

Stranded in South America

My name is Rachael, I study Modern Languages and this year I’ll be an English Proof-reader for the Linguist Magazine. Last year I spent a semester studying in Uruguay, a lovely little country in South America nestled between Brazil and Argentina. Whilst I was out there, I set myself the challenge to explore as much…

Stammtisch: More than just a Beer with Strangers

Hi I’m Roberta, a fourth year French, German and Russian student, returning from my year (ish) abroad in Erfurt and Moscow.  This year I will be undertaking the role of Treasurer for the Linguist Magazine. As an avid networker, I am eager to get involved with such a cultural and international community in Birmingham, especially…

Living the Valencian Dream

I am Emily, this year’s Secretary of the Linguist. I am going into my second year of studying Spanish and Italian. I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for the magazine! Someone once asked me if I could relive any day in my life, what day would it be? I thought…

Лучшие места, где можно поесть или просто заказать напиток в Москве!

По Sasha Edwards Вы скоро переедете в Москву? Или Вы планируете посетить Москву в недалёком будущем? Вы хотите узнать о некоторых хороших барах и ресторанах? Тогда это руководство для Вас! После семи месяцев в Москве я думаю, что я могла бы Вам немножко посоветовать и помочь! Москва ночью 1. Ресторанный дворик в Охотном Ряду! Это…

Mache dich für dein Auslandsjahr in Deutschland bereit

Chloe Lauret Du hast gerade dein Aufnahmeschreiben erhalten und bist wirklich aufgeregt, nach Deutschland zu gehen, aber nicht sicher, wie du dich vorbereiten solltest: lies weiter! Finde eine Wohnung! Unterkünfte in Deutschland sind in der Regel billiger als in Großbritannien. Das Studentenheim ist sehr gepflegt und wenn du alles leicht finden möchtest, beginne mit deiner…