Ed used the opportunity as a Language Assistant China to build a UK bamboo clothing and accessories brand.
James taught English in Suzhou, China after graduating from Cardiff University in Computer Science.
Sally improved her Spanish skills and confidence by becoming a Language assistant in Argentina.
Emma explains how China remains culturally distinct amidst its economic growth.
Sarah gives you advice for making the most of your time abroad as a language assistant.
Shareen, who has done two placements as an ELA, tells you 10 reasons to become an English language assistant.
Robbie fully embraced his placement in China, he even appeared on a Chinese TV dating show
Hope taught English in Italy, she lets you know what you can expect to learn by being a English Language Assistant
Sarah talks about how her teaching placement in Guadeloupe was much more than a beach holiday
In 2012, Charlotte traded her life in London for an eight month English Language Assistant teaching placement in small town France.
Sophie left behind the familiarity of university life in Glasgow for a long-anticipated opportunity to live and work in Chile.
Rhiann exchanged her fast-paced student life in London for a nine-month teaching job in the countryside town of Loningen, Germany
Chloe spent a year as a English Language Assistant in Santiago, Chile. She used her breaks from teaching to explore South America.
Maisie spent two years in Spain, first studying in the north of Spain and then teaching in the Andalucía in the south of Spain.
Kevin overcame his initial hesitation of working and living so far from home, working for an app development company in Chengdu, China.
Max interned at a pharmaceutical company, doing cutting edge and exciting work, helping him gain valuable workplace skills and confidence.
Azeem worked for a gaming company in Chengdu working in Customer Service Support.
Simon spent two months in Zhuhai after his graduation, enjoying the food and culture that China had to offer.
Nikki interned in Chengdu for two months, spending her free time exploring sites in China which were off the beaten path.
Ben talks about what you could gain from a work placement in India
Bobby writes about the five things he learned in India
Samuel Pepper spent a semester in Bhubaneshwar as a teaching assistant with the Teach In India programme.
Rosie spent 5 months as a teaching assistant and local celebrity in Jammu, in the northern province of Jammu and Kashmir.
Both employers and students talk about the positive impact that their involvement in the IAESTE programme as had
Emma considers her IAESTE placement in Vienna a life changing experience
Ted, an Environmental Engineering student from the University of Swansea, spent his placement year in Berlin, Germany.
Guillermo, who travelled from Spain to Northern Ireland, thinks a volunteer placement has helped his employability
Calum credits volunteering with UNA Exchange to improving his mental health and keeping him out of trouble.
Charlotte explains how to make the most of your time outside the classroom while in Thailand
Joanna is an English and American Literature student at Manchester Metropolitan University. She gives you some tips on working abroad.