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Zack Millar – Preparing for a Year Abroad in Toulouse, France

I’m Zack Millar, a Stage 2 International Business Management student, currently preparing for a year in Toulouse, France.


Why did you apply for the Erasmus+ study abroad programme?

I originally planned on a global internship, however, they were more difficult to find than expected, and as such I applied to Toulouse hoping it would be a great experience, and look good on future applications.


What are you doing to prepare for your Year Abroad Placement?

I’m currently organising accommodation, registering with Toulouse Business School and looking into flights, planning for trips home and have recently undertaken a visit to Toulouse.


What are you expecting your destination country to be like?

I think it’s going to be similar to Newcastle, as I’ve heard it can be compared in terms of student life.  Given that I’ve just been to Toulouse, I know what the surrounding area is like, so I can’t wait to go.


What are you most looking forward to about your Year Abroad Placement?

I’m really looking forward to making new friends and experiencing a new culture.


What are you most nervous about?

The language barrier; I question how quickly I will be accustomed to speaking the language on a daily basis, as well as my general competence.


What do you hope to get out of your Year Abroad Placement?

I think it will be a fantastic experience, and hope to improve my fluency in French, make new friends and add ‘another notch on my belt’ for my CV.

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