Humanities & Social Sciences placements

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences' students share their placement and year abroad experiences.

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  • The Australian travel bug

    Explore. Dream. Discover. As you will all now be aware, I have been lucky enough to spend my placement year, and the last 10 months, in the beautiful city of Adelaide in South Australia. I’ve enjoyed exploring the city and...

  • Firenze !

    Today I went to Florence! I was so excited! I saw Emilia again and had dinner with a lady that I stayed with when I studied in Florence for a month a couple of years ago. It was soooooo lovely...

  • Prenotarci

    Today we battled out the task of signing up to our exams (prenotarci agli esami). This is another example of Naples organization, so I will put in bullet points to counteract the lack of clarity in what I will be...

  • Dettati

    Part of our French exam is Dettati, or Dictées in French, or Dictations in English, where the teacher reads a paragraph or two from a book and we write down what she says. This is actually harder than it seems,...

  • Servizi aeroportuali

    This means luggage handling, and I had such a classic Naples experience on my flight to and from Madrid I had to write about it (luckily no more emergency landings thank goodness!). On the way there, someone's luggage fell off...

  • Branching out and making things happen

    I have just got back from what’s been a great 10 days at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. A key part of being an intern or placement student is to have a proactive approach to all elements...

  • Madrid

    I have been away a few times this year to visit my boyfriend in Madrid, but haven't written about it because it hasn't been a place that I've lived in specifically for my year abroad this year. I left for...

  • Eruzione

    Today, along with the university, men, knife etc problems we have had here, there have been articles plastered over the news about the supervolcano at the next metro stop from me becoming active again, and some are expecting an eruption...

  • Ondata di caldo

    FINALLY everyone is wearing less layers and breaking out of the scarf and leather jacket look. And finally I feel slightly less like a freak wearing jeans and a vest top. We have had a real ondata di caldo (heatwave)...