Know Before You Go Series
In all likelihood, your year abroad will be a mixed bag of highs and lows. It will probably not be the worst year of your life, but not necessarily the best, either - and that's okay.
It's saddening that train prices in Europe are so steep without the InterRail pass. Otherwise, many of us wouldn't travel any other way. Luckily, there's no limit to how many times you can go interrailing (even if it feels like a once-in-a-lifetime experience) - so open a map and start tracing the tracks you'd like to follow for your next adventure.
The LGBT community should feel able to explore the freely, making the most of the chance for cheap travel that is widely available today. But precautions and planning can help to make the holiday not only safe but the best it can be!
Morocco is possibly one of the most beautiful countries I have ever visited. For one week, myself and six other Arabic language students backpacked from Marrakech to Fes, discovering a diverse range of people, places and most importantly foods!
As a linguist, your second year is not based around planning internships, thinking about doing a Masters degree or going into work at long last. Instead you get to look forward to a year abroad; an educationally acceptable gap year so to speak...
So, university has begun and you are past the Fresher love for your new town or city. You reminisce about your Gap Year or wish you had taken a year to really "find yourself". Easter and summer breaks offer the perfect opportunity to break out of the library and travel. But which kind of cultural experience are you after?