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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    Will know 4 languages perfectly by the time i finish uni crew

    Cant imagine they non-english ones have any use though practically, (crew?)
    You take classes in them or learning by yourself? That's cool man, very good life skill.


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    I was quite good at French and Spanish at school, I wish I carried on with one of them to A-level. I could probably get by in everyday situations but conversational French/Spanish I'd find too fast and difficult to follow.
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    (Original post by IceJJFish(II))
    You take classes in them or learning by yourself? That's cool man, very good life skill.


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    Classes/lessons. Both in school (well, when I was back there) and out (currently). Don't think I'd be able to do it all myself lel.
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    one of the least practical languages to know by far is Dutch since literally 100% of Dutch people speak perfect English. Came in handy for learning German though tbf. Although my German is quite rough round the edges, definitely wouldnt want to be in a business meeting situation with it :laugh:

    If I was learning another language I'd probably for Spanish, apparently its quite easy.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Yes I have considered it.

    My aim is to live in paris at some point. I need money for it to start off. Then I'd go to NYC for a while.

    They like employees who can speak English as well as the current language. If you know spanish or French you're gold as most colonies speak that language in the americas and in Africa. Not too much difference in portuguese to spanish so could get away with it in angola e.g.
    Paris is a bit of a ****hole though, full of pretentious French *****, with much worse job prospects than London. Would live in Nice or somewhere when I'm old. French girls are the worst as well, the arrogance is unreal.

    NYC would be fun but I cant stand Americans in all honesty, they just do my head in after a while.

    London is the best city in the world tbh
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Paris is a bit of a ****hole though, full of pretentious French *****, with much worse job prospects than London. Would live in Nice or somewhere when I'm old.

    NYC would be fun but I cant stand Americans in all honesty, they just do my head in after a while.

    London is the best city in the world tbh
    Yeah I can't see myself staying long term anywhere but london, but want the experience before hand as I don't like being in the same spot.

    Paris when I was 13 seemed quite good maybe I'd spend a summer on a european tour or something like that rather than stay in one place. Seemed like you had fun in moving from munich to Amsterdam when you wanted really.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Yeah I can't see myself staying long term anywhere but london, but want the experience before hand as I don't like being in the same spot.

    Paris when I was 13 seemed quite good maybe I'd spend a summer on a european tour or something like that rather than stay in one place. Seemed like you had fun in moving from munich to Amsterdam when you wanted really.
    Amsterdam is a cool city with good job prospects but it has nothing on London, only visit there to see my grandad really and because its so close. It's good to live abroad for a bit to see something different but once the novelty wears off you just wonder what's going on in London tbh.

    When youre from London you dont really appreciate the place but the opportunities and general buzz around the city is unrivalled anywhere but NYC.

    British people are underrated as well, we're a pretty friendly bunch with a good sense of humour all things considered.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Paris is a bit of a ****hole though, full of pretentious French *****, with much worse job prospects than London. Would live in Nice or somewhere when I'm old. French girls are the worst as well, the arrogance is unreal.

    NYC would be fun but I cant stand Americans in all honesty, they just do my head in after a while.

    London is the best city in the world tbh
    They are severely overrated anyway. They smoke too much and rely on their obsession with their 'bling'.

    German girls on the other hand... but then again, I am biased. Worldies everywhere.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    Paris is a bit of a ****hole though, full of pretentious French *****, with much worse job prospects than London. Would live in Nice or somewhere when I'm old. French girls are the worst as well, the arrogance is unreal.

    NYC would be fun but I cant stand Americans in all honesty, they just do my head in after a while.

    London is the best city in the world tbh
    I generally agree with this, so no chance of you going back to the Netherlands in the future then?
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    They are severely overrated anyway. They smoke too much and rely on their obsession with their 'bling'.

    German girls on the other hand... but then again, I am biased. Worldies everywhere.
    More down to earth, you can just go a bar and chill with a German chick whereas a French girl expects you to bring her to some Bohemian restaurant and then cycle her home in the basket of your bike like some ****ing piece of film noir.

    What amazes me about the French as well when they talk about Paris is just how much of a ****hole it is. Outside the very small tourist areas the place is a culture-less, crime ridden hole and yet they talk about the place as a bastion of civilisation. That's why every Frenchman with prospects lives in South Ken these days :laugh:
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    (Original post by Lyrical Prodigy)
    I generally agree with this, so no chance of you going back to the Netherlands in the future then?
    It's hard to think of an advantage of Amsterdam over London really. I like to visit but that's a 30m flight away and that'll do me.

    Plus I like being 6'3 in London where you can be known as ''that tall fella'' more than in Holland where its unremarkable
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    (Original post by The Assassin)
    Classes/lessons. Both in school (well, when I was back there) and out (currently). Don't think I'd be able to do it all myself lel.
    Good good man, it'll get you far specially with your degree which is worldwide.


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    (Original post by Zürich)
    More down to earth, you can just go a bar and chill with a German chick whereas a French girl expects you to bring her to some Bohemian restaurant and then cycle her home in the basket of your bike like some ****ing piece of film noir.

    What amazes me about the French as well when they talk about Paris is just how much of a ****hole it is. Outside the very small tourist areas the place is a culture-less, crime ridden hole and yet they talk about the place as a bastion of civilisation. That's why every Frenchman with prospects lives in South Ken these days :laugh:
    The suburbs are basically just one big banlieue filled with the worst scum imaginable - think about your typical El Hadji Diouf types and you'll get a pretty good approximation of the types that dwell there. And Paris itself stinks of ****, there is **** everywhere.

    Cologne is the place my friend, ancestral homeland (well part of) of Tom Ford. Naturally pretty girls everywhere. Best place I've been in Europe has been Stockholm tbh, was a 17 year old and managed to get into the clubs there... some of the best nights of my life there.
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    (Original post by Zürich)
    More down to earth, you can just go a bar and chill with a German chick whereas a French girl expects you to bring her to some Bohemian restaurant and then cycle her home in the basket of your bike like some ****ing piece of film noir.

    What amazes me about the French as well when they talk about Paris is just how much of a ****hole it is. Outside the very small tourist areas the place is a culture-less, crime ridden hole and yet they talk about the place as a bastion of civilisation. That's why every Frenchman with prospects lives in South Ken these days :laugh:
    Was confused but get what you mean. There's so many of them there :laugh:. Area around Gloucester road too
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    It's not just the girls, the French people I have personally come across when I was studying in London were ridiculously arrogant and condescending to the British way of doing things. They were also incredibly cliquey, chose to only hang around other French students and only speak French. Why did you bother studying in the UK ffs.

    I was in a halls that had almost majority international students, and it was interesting to observe the way foreign students adapted to life in London. The Scandinavian students were very cool and engaged well with the home students. As were the Eastern Europeans, but I think maybe because there were less of them so they put themselves out there more. But they spoke good English and were a friendly bunch. LOADS of far-eastern students (Malays, Singaporeans, HK mainly) who were also quite cliquey but weren't acting like dicks like the French who were the second biggest group after the East Asians. At least the Asians just kept to themselves and didn't annoy anyone.

    All the other European students were pretty safe.
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    Have never liked the French. But hey, it is not just a French thing, it's the Francophone nature. And then more specifically Ile-De-France. I am looking at little countries like Belgium in particular who embarrassingly choose to adopt this French way of being.
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    Have never liked the French. But hey, it is not just a French thing, it's the Francophone nature. And then more specifically Ile-De-France. I am looking at little countries like Belgium in particular who embarrassingly choose to adopt this French way of being.
    Hmm the Belgians I've met were alright actually, they spoke really good English and tended to mix with us more. Even though they were an extended part of the French clique they didn't really convey the same arrogance and snidey attitude.

    It's surprising at how bad the French are at speaking English compared to most European countries. Even if they know it they choose not to speak it as if its an embarrassment to their country or some ****
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    (Original post by IceJJFish(II))
    Did you guys start applying at start of final uni year?


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    for me, I started applying around christmas (non-gradscheme jobs) the job I eventually got, I applied for around march, was invited to an interview in early may, and they gave me the job 2 days after my final exam later in may..

    For timings it really depends on what field you want to go in for.. if its grad-schemes and the like, then start as soon as possible..

    But for me, none of my areas really have grad schemes, and all the jobs I was applying for usually required you to start working as soon as possible.. so I was never really going to get anything until nearing my final days at uni, as that was the only time I could tell them 'well I can start when you want' instead of before when I had to say ' I am avialiable to start in X months'

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    I would say though, its never to early to prepare.. With my current sector in mind, I started to build up experiance and work, some voluntary and some paid, that would suit my end goal, from the start of my 2nd year at uni.. by my 3rd year I had added an extra 8 short-term positions to my work history, and a ton of extra skills/experiance..
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    (Original post by Isometrix)
    Hmm the Belgians I've met were alright actually, they spoke really good English and tended to mix with us more. Even though they were an extended part of the French clique they didn't really convey the same arrogance and snidey attitude.

    It's surprising at how bad the French are at speaking English compared to most European countries. Even if they know it they choose not to speak it as if its an embarrassment to their country or some ****
    I like belgians.

    But most french people I know spoke good french. Only people I really had a problem with were the chinese.
 
 
 
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