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I am thinking of doing either doing a year abroad in Spain or finishing uni then going out to Spain for a year and attending a language school out there.

I am looking at an absolute minimum of £10,000 for attending a language school, and I was wondering if doing a year abroad is actually any cheaper?

I know that the tuition is 1/3 of your the £9250, however I feel the information about costs can be misleading, how much is accommodation, for example?

I was cheekily hoping that someone who has maybe gone on a year abroad themselves could just tell me how much they really spent, how much came from their own money and what was already paid for.
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it really depends on where you go i think it would cost a couple of thousand by the time u have found somewhere to live,
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One of my friends went to South Korea for a language year abroad, so she didn’t have to pay tuition but she said she spent about £3,000 on top of her student loan (I think she said around £5,000 for her). That included living expenses but not flights. She also got to travel a bit within Korea and then to Japan during the school year.
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One of my friends went to South Korea for a language year abroad, so she didn’t have to pay tuition but she said she spent about £3,000 on top of her student loan (this is a London student loan though, so that’s around £5,000 as it is). That included living expenses but not flights. She also got to travel a bit within Korea and then to Japan during the school year.
Keep in mind though that Seoul is a huge city with relatively expensive rent, and living costs are not that cheap. Definitely cheaper than London but not by miles
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(Original post by clf09)
I am thinking of doing either doing a year abroad in Spain or finishing uni then going out to Spain for a year and attending a language school out there.

I am looking at an absolute minimum of £10,000 for attending a language school, and I was wondering if doing a year abroad is actually any cheaper?

I know that the tuition is 1/3 of your the £9250, however I feel the information about costs can be misleading, how much is accommodation, for example?

I was cheekily hoping that someone who has maybe gone on a year abroad themselves could just tell me how much they really spent, how much came from their own money and what was already paid for.
You do get up to £10k maintenance loan if you are studying a year abroad (means tested).

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(Original post by umbrellala)
One of my friends went to South Korea for a language year abroad, so she didn’t have to pay tuition but she said she spent about £3,000 on top of her student loan (this is a London student loan though, so that’s around £5,000 as it is). That included living expenses but not flights. She also got to travel a bit within Korea and then to Japan during the school year.
Sounds fun but she could have saved a lot of money by staying at home and visiting Slough.
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Sounds fun but she could have saved a lot of money by staying at home and visiting Slough.
Don’t think slough is quite as culturally rich, might’ve been a good option though? If only they had more language learning opportunities there :/
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Sounds fun but she could have saved a lot of money by staying at home and visiting Slough.
New Malden, not Slough, is the place to be for Koreans
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