When you’re really little you think grown-ups know just about everything. They must do, since they’re well, grown-up! It’s only when you get to the stage in your life where people begin to consider you as a grown-up yourself you realise just how far from the truth that is. Having entered the full-time working world recently on my Year Abroad, friends and family at home often like to point out to me that I am now officially ‘adulting’. Scary thought. It’s when they make these assumptions though, that I realise that I actually am. I’m pretty much a grown-up now, and my am I so incredibly far from being as clued up as I thought I may be!
If you have the wonderful opportunity to have a year abroad (YA) as part of your degree programme, here are a few of my tips and tricks to choose the best destination for you.