Spain, Valencia – Ben Griffiths – 2008-2009

Arriving I flew from Bristol to Valencia International Airport with Easyjet, if booked in advance; flights are available for as little as £40 return. In order to get into the heart of the city there are two options; the metro and a catching a taxi. The metro system is cheap (€1.40 for a single journey) […]

Spain, Valencia – Alena Makhkina and Kate Milano – 2008-2009

Before you go Check the university website, especially the economics site –– we found useful guides for international students, which tell you a bit about accommodation, the city, the university and other general things which you might need. Take as many passport sized photos as you can – you’ll need one for each subject. You […]

Spain, Valencia – Abigail Johnson – 2007-2008

My year abroad in Valencia has been without a doubt the best of my life. If you’re reading this because you’re considering taking a year abroad then hopefully I can persuade you to go for it! If you’re reading this because you are headed for Valencia during your third year, I cannot begin to tell […]

Spain, Cantabria – Yvonne Leith – 2007-2008

Travelling There are a couple of options to choose from when travelling to Santander.  Ryanair flies from London Stansted to Santander which is normally quite cheap.  The airport is about 15 minutes away from the city centre but there is a bus every half hour.  There is also a ferry from Plymouth to Santander which […]

Spain, Valencia – Aurelien de Meaux – 2006-2007

My experience in Valencia was absolutely fantastic and I must say that it has so far been the best year of my life. Valencia is a good-sized city of about a million inhabitants down the east coast of Spain, Three and a half hours south of Barcelona by car. The weather is very nice down […]

Spain, Barcelona – Michael Taylor – 2006-2007

Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra Congratulations, I assume that in reading this, you are interested in studying in Barcelona. Wise move. Do it. Arrival and accommodation The university run a welcome week for Erasmus students, which I’m told is really good, I was doing an internship at the time, so couldn’t make it. However with city […]

Spain, Valencia – Alex McCabe – 2005-2006

A year ago I was where you are, wondering what to expect from my year abroad in Valencia . I left on the morning of 15 th September, wondering what to expect, what I would do when I arrived and how I would go about adjusting to life in a foreign country. Like you I […]