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Europe - one continent, far too many languages and countless places to go. Where do you start? First, get some money. I worked for mine and spent £1,800 in total for a six week trip. Personally I would recommend using whatever brain cells you have to create an ingenious fundraiser: I did that for my first trip in Oz and it saved at least a month's work!
Ever fancied getting to know another way of life in another European country, much like an au pair would, without actually wanting to be, well, an au-pair? There is another alternative. I lived in Madrid for three months as a language assistant. The deal was pretty simple: I spent 15 hours or so a week helping the family to develop their English.
On the afternoon of day one we rolled through the long, wide and spookily quiet outer suburbs of Seville (later discovering that as it was a Sunday and every man and his rabid dog had gone to the coast). After having navigated the inner one-way system a few too many times, we rolled up outside an agreeable little edifice, ‘Hostel Van Gough’. We'd arrived.