Robert studied abroad in Freiburg and Salamanca and is now a pilot for an airline in Hong Kong
Upon graduation I joined the Royal Air Force so the languages didn't really play much of a part in my future but selection boards are impressed by the independence and cultural awareness acquired through my year abroad.
I have very recently landed a new job flying for an airline based in Hong Kong and they were very interested to hear about my previous residence abroad. A huge number of people are phased by a move to the other side of the world but the year abroad offered me a taste of what's to come-something money can't buy. I will definitely be keeping my languages up."
In partnership with the British Academy and University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) we gathered short reports from graduates on the importance that the year abroad has had for them, in terms of their skill set, their careers and their lives. These reports formed the basis of the Position Statement: Valuing the Year Abroad. Browse the reports below for inspiration, and select a tag within a report to read more on that theme.