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…

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…

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…

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…

Un semestre en Uruguay

Rachael Jones Antes de ir a América del Sur, escuché un montón de comentarios negativos y advertencias sobre el peligro de vivir en este continente, tan lejos, tan desconocido, tan…diferente. Por esta razón, decidí pasar mi primer semestre de intercambio en Uruguay, la llamada ‘Suiza de América” con la esperanza de aprender la variedad latinoamericana…

„Viva Colonia!“

von Eleanor Smith  Das Auslandsjahr ist die perfekte Chance, ein neues Land zu erkunden. Ich bin gerade eine Fremdsprachenassistentin beim British Council und während meiner Schulferien nach Köln gegangen.  Ich lebe in einer kleinen Stadt und zum Glück gibt es eine Zugverbindung zwischen den zwei Städten. Da Deutschland so gut vernetzt ist, ist es immer…

Trabajando en Madrid: ¿viviendo la vida loca o la vida ocupada?

Por Jessica Waugh-Bacchus Llevo los últimos tres meses trabajando en la redacción de una revista que ubicada en Madrid. Mi experiencia aquí en Madrid me ha enseñado mucho con respecto a los entresijos del estilo de vida en las oficinas españolas – cabe decir que la jornada en España va más allá de una siesta….