"year abroad" blog posts

Two friends abroad in AustriaTeresa and Jakub at the Christmas Market

Two friends abroad in Austria

This blog features part two of Jakub’s and Teresa’s Year Abroad in Austria. It’s about tickets or no tickets, unexpected homesickness, job placements and Jakub and Teresa's tradition of Schnitzel-dates.

Posted on: 26 February 2024

Fun and challenges during my year abroad in Vienna, AustriaA picture of Politics with German student, Jakub outside the plane terminal

Fun and challenges during my year abroad in Vienna, Austria

Late September Sun to Schnitzel dates. Politics with German student, Jakub Rzucidlo, spent the first five months of his Year Abroad in Vienna doing an Independent Work Placement. Find out more about his experience in this blog post.

Posted on: 9 February 2024

LCF Year Abroad Photo Competition: A celebration of cultural explorationA birds-eye view of the Andes

LCF Year Abroad Photo Competition: A celebration of cultural exploration

The annual LFC Year Abroad Photo Competition saw 23 entries this year. In this blog we go through a few of the prize winners!

Posted on: 11 January 2024

Living with Host Families Welcome sign

Living with Host Families

My experience during my year abroad in Argentina showed me aspects of a typical Argentinian life which I otherwise would not have discovered.

Posted on: 16 June 2023

Key lessons learnt from my Year AbroadStudent in Argentina

Key lessons learnt from my Year Abroad

July 2022. The UK is entering into its umpteenth heatwave of the year, with temperatures rising to above 40 and Argentina is in the depths of winter. I arrived in Argentina ready yet anxious to take on this next step in my life. After a difficult time adjusting to the education system and my new life in Argentina, I had a revelatory moment…

Posted on: 15 June 2023

A thank you to Argentina. Watching a game at La Bombonera

A thank you to Argentina.

Looking back on my year abroad and the exciting trips I had across Argentina and Brazil, including watching history being made when Argentina won the world cup!

Posted on: 12 June 2023

My year abroad in Frankfurt: unpredictability and Currywurst Sculpture in Frankfurt, Germany

My year abroad in Frankfurt: unpredictability and Currywurst

In August I made the move to Frankfurt, Germany, for my year abroad.

Posted on: 21 December 2022

Wellbeing in FranceIsla Lumsdon

Wellbeing in France

I generally view myself as a positive, happy person however, like everyone else, sometimes I struggle to keep my well-being uplifted.

Posted on: 3 May 2022

Year Abroad Diary: December in LyonImage of sarah in front of a Christmas tree.

Year Abroad Diary: December in Lyon

My last month is Lyon was definitely one of my absolute favourites. Trying to cram all the remaining things I wanted to do into one month at the same time as final exam season was definitely tiring, but it resulted in such a fun few weeks. My month started off with a weekend trip to the snowy, magical, little town of Chamonix. The trip took 4 hours on a BlaBla Car bus and was only 40 euros for a return journey! In Chamonix my friend and I sledded, went on snowy walks and drank lots of hot chocolate (it wasn’t quite ski season yet hence the no skiing). It really was the most amazing start to December!

Posted on: 3 May 2022

Eating sustainably while in FranceEarth Month - Isla Lumsdon

Eating sustainably while in France

I’m currently on my year abroad in Toulouse in France, a country known for its incredible food. Upon moving here, I was very excited to experience French cuisine whenever I wanted however, I thought that eating sustainably may be a challenge.

Posted on: 5 April 2022

Year Abroad Diary: November in LyonPicture of Sarah in Lyon.

Year Abroad Diary: November in Lyon

After a week back in England at the start of November I was very ready to get back to life in Lyon. Although November amped up the amount of university work I had, due to a few mid-term assessments, I still managed to explore many parts of the city and have lots of fun. Since I came back in the second week of November, the temperature in Lyon had really dropped but luckily the city is prepared for the colder weather with outdoor heaters and blankets at many restaurants, cafés and bars.

Posted on: 17 March 2022

Year Abroad Diary: October in LyonYear abroad student Sarah, standing by a river.

Year Abroad Diary: October in Lyon

My October as an Erasmus student in Lyon started with a surreal trip to Paris for a weekend during Paris Fashion Week. One of the great things about Lyon is that it’s only a two hour train journey from Paris so if a visit to the capital city is on your agenda, it’s a relatively easy getaway to plan. As well as exploring the city I am based in on my year abroad, I think exploring different parts of the country is equally as, if not more, exciting, as they might not be as easily accessible in the future when living elsewhere. My friend Liv and I stayed in a little hotel near the Eiffel Tower for one night and spent two full days soaking up the Parisian lifestyle by visiting little cafés, doing a lot of window shopping, attending fashion shows and visiting the Eiffel Tower at night in a full on storm - that will always be a funny story to tell.

Posted on: 10 January 2022

Christmas markets in HamburgHamburg city skyline at night during Christmas, with a lit up christmas tree in the foreground

Christmas markets in Hamburg

Year Abroad student Lewis shares his experience of the Christmas markets in Hamburg

Posted on: 22 December 2021

Year Abroad Diary: September in LyonPhotograph of Sarah in a boat on a lake.

Year Abroad Diary: September in Lyon

As I prepared myself to move to Lyon at the end of August 2021, the end of UK summer, I can’t lie I was quite apprehensive. Although I’ve always been an adventurous person who loves travelling, the prospect of actually moving to a new country and leaving behind my friends, family and student life in Liverpool was daunting. However, as cliché as it sounds, within a week of living in Lyon my worries were melted away by the utter beauty, excitement and 30 degrees Celsius weather of the city. Moving to Lyon as the UK summer was fizzling out, I didn’t expect to be sucked into an even hotter, sunnier, French summer!

Posted on: 18 November 2021

Why your business should hire a Modern Languages student from the University of LiverpoolMap of Europe

Why your business should hire a Modern Languages student from the University of Liverpool

Dr Liam Lewis (Lecturer in French) and three students from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures explain why businesses should consider hiring a Modern Languages student as part of the University of Liverpool Year Abroad programme.

Posted on: 11 January 2021

Students share their year abroad experiences at the HSS Faculty Beacon Project workshop

Students share their year abroad experiences at the HSS Faculty Beacon Project workshop

This academic year, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures was awarded HSS Faculty Beacon Project funding to produce employability-themed videos with final year students who had just returned from their Year Abroad. Dr Nicola Bermingham discusses the project and its aims.

Posted on: 9 July 2019

Year abroad vlog - Erin's experience in GermanyFemale student

Year abroad vlog - Erin's experience in Germany

Meet Erin Kearns in Bonn, Germany! It sounds like Erin has had a great time on the first part of her year abroad - it's given her a lot of confidence and a feeling of independence too.

Posted on: 18 December 2017