During my year abroad I worked as a British Council Language assistant in two German Gymnasium for 9 months. I lived in a small university town in central Bavaria and got really involved with both of my schools and the international students living in my town. One of the best parts of my year abroad was the amount of travelling I was able to do. I was able to explore all the major cities in Germany, as well as some in Austria, Czech Republic, Spain and France! Doing a year abroad has without a doubt improved my confidence, organisation and independence. It has also made me realise the amount of opportunities now available to me in the future; I can’t wait to explore them!