It’s important to make the most of your year abroad and also to keep your focus on graduation and beyond. Here’s a good article on this topic.
What to do if you get appendicitis on your year abroad: advice from a recently-recovered student in Bayreuth
An interview with Leanne Dickinson who studied in Aix-en-Provence over the past academic year.
Dick Fleming talks about starting simultaneous interpreting.
Dick formerly organized European Commission interpreter training and training of interpreter trainers.
Alex Rawlings provides samples of his 11 active languages in this clip. Unfortunately he does not really say how he managed to learn them all, except that his ears are more important than his eyes.
What is your experience? Eyes or ears?
The Grundtvig programme is part of the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme, offering funding to adult learners who would like to take up a work placement.
Assistantships grants are available for individuals to improve and develop skills while working within a European adult education provider.
You can learn about the different practices involved in adult organisations in Europe while enhancing your professional development. By being fully integrated into your host organisation you can assist with formal or in-formal learning by providing support for adults with special educational needs or assisting in the teaching of English or by managing aspects of adult education.
- Deadline for applications is 28 March 2013.
- Assistantships can last between 13 – 45 weeks.
- You will need to find a host organisation in a participating country willing to support your training activity.
- Your application needs to show a clear link to your work, or learning, within adult education.
- You must not have previously received Grundtvig Assistantships funding.