Navigating Najac: A Day in a Fairytale Town

Hi! My name is Lucy, I’m going into my fourth year at Birmingham studying French, Spanish and German. This year I will be taking on the roles of Secretary and Spanish Editor at the Linguist. I am really looking forward to being a part of the team especially after enjoying reading the Linguist throughout my…

My first solo trip to Seville

My name is Tori, and I am the new German Editor for the Linguist. I’m a final year Modern Languages student and spent the last year studying abroad in France and Germany. So many people swear that solo travel is the best thing you could ever do. You get out of your comfort zone, explore…

Come mi sto preparando per il mio anno all’estero in Italia

Molti studenti del secondo anno all’università di Birmingham hanno già confermato gli stage di studio e di lavoro che inizieranno quest’autunno. Tuttavia, oltre alla situazione precaria del Coronavirus, adesso ci troviamo a vivere in un’epoca post-Brexit, che rende ancora più difficile viaggiare in Europa. Ho in progetto di studiare all’università di Padova nell’autunno, e di…

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…