I have been fortunate to secure a work placement at a top business school in France - HEC Paris. I have applied for it on a deadline day in April and managed to get the interview a week later and despite no business or finance experience I have been offered the job! During my stay there I have dramatically increased my proficiency in French language, secured invaluable work experience and created a network of business professionals as well as friends. To top my Erasmus year I have travelled around the Europe visiting Amsterdam, Brussels and Lyon, hiked and skied in the French alps and took advantage of Sarkozy’s only one good reform - free museum passes for EU students!! All of these moments, have left me with plenty of fantastic memories. So whatever you do on your year abroad - make the most of it!