Hiya everyone! My name is Lucy, and I am a second-year student studying Italian with Spanish here at the University of York. I thought I would write this little message to tell you about how amazing it is to study at York and specifically within the Language and Linguistics Department. Studying a language degree at York opens the door to a whole world of opportunities for you! From meeting like-minded people embarking on a similar journey, to travelling the world on your year abroad and finally putting all the skills you have learnt into practice. In my blog post I am going to talk a little about how I have juggled studying two languages. It definitely has not been without its challenges, but as they say, “nothing worth having ever comes easy.”
There are a few things that every language student needs during their time at university, not just the obvious bits like stationery or books. The best way to truly throw yourself into a language is to surround yourself with it as much as you possibly can, so here are four of my essentials for a … Continue reading A Language Student’s Essentials
Going to a general open day or a post offer visit day at the York Language and Linguistic department is the best way to see what this university has to offer; as it gives you a chance to get a feel for the course, the city and general life in the step up to higher … Continue reading How to make the most of your visit day at the University of York.
Looking back to when I first visited the University of York at the 2013 open day, I only focused on the basics. But amidst the excitement of taking in the essentials like the campus, the course and the abundance of ducks, I remember seeing posters and leaflets plastered everywhere branded with the letters ‘LFA’. I … Continue reading Survival skills which work on your CV
What were you doing 365 days ago? Chances are you can’t remember, and with good reason, as a lot happens in a year. The length of the third year abroad is really what cements it as an amazing opportunity for you to put the languages you’ve learnt into practice, and to immerse yourself in the … Continue reading A Lesson on Living.