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How has learning a language at university inspired you?

To celebrate the European Day of Languages, we asked our community how learning a language at university has helped or inspired you. Here are their responses!

by Global Graduates

 
 
China

The Mole Diaries: Qingdao

by Victoria Leigh
 
Spain

Video: 5 things I miss about Spain

by Jess Bess
 
Spain

5 reasons why you should come to Valencia

by Jess Bess
 
Spain

6 things they don't tell you about living in Spain

by Jess Bess
 
Spain

An insight into the Spanish diet

by Jess Bess
 
Living and working in France

My Colmar

by Rosemary Maher

Mole Diaries

 
China

The Mole Diaries: Qingdao

by Victoria Leigh
 
Latin America

The Mole Diaries: Santiago de Chile

by Chloe Harrison
 
France

The Mole Diaries: Alsace

by Rosemary Maher
 
Spain

The Mole Diaries: A Coruña

by Holly Shayler
 
Bordeaux

The Mole Diaries: Bordeaux (Volume 2)

by Isabella Miller

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Living and working in France

My Colmar

by Rosemary Maher
 
France

Ten reasons why you should choose Alsace for your year abroad

by Rosemary Maher
 
Living and working in Germany

5 Photos: My year abroad in Berlin

by Sophie Spokes
 
France

How to make the most of a year abroad as a language assistant

by Rosemary Maher
 
Latin America

The Mole Diaries: Santiago de Chile

by Chloe Harrison
 
Spain

How the year abroad can affect your friendships

by Jess Bess
 
Spanish

Why going out with a local didn't help my Spanish (and the tips that did!)

by Jess Bess
 
France

How to pack for a year abroad

by Rosemary Maher
 
Advice

How to survive the year abroad in a long-distance relationship

by Rosemary Maher
 
France

How to spot a French stereotype

by Rosemary Maher
 
France

Ten top tips for travelling solo

by Rosemary Maher
 
France

Dealing with sexism in the classroom - when you're the teacher

by Helena Goode
 
Spain

How to survive the gym in Spain

by Joe Butcher
 
France

How to prepare for a Year Abroad as a Language Assistant

by Rosemary Maher
 
Chile

Five things I wish I'd known before coming to Chile

by Rebecca Combe
 
France

The Mole Diaries: Alsace

by Rosemary Maher
 
Swedish

My initial impressions of Stockholm

by Global Graduates
 
France

Adjusting to life in France

by Rosemary Maher
 
French

Don't be an ostrich: A year abroad with a mental health disorder

by Hannah Lewis
 
Spain

The Mole Diaries: A Coruña

by Holly Shayler
 
Careers

Dominic teaches Spanish through sport

by Global Graduates
 
Mole Diaries

The Mole Diaries: Soria

by Nirankar Phull
 
Mole Diaries

The Mole Diaries: Aachen

by Jade Douglas
 
Living and working in France

Advice for future Language Assistants

by emily arrowsmith
 
Spanish

The Hidden Curse of Bilingualism?

by Nirankar Phull
 
Pisa

Jonathan studied abroad in Pisa and now works for an online media company in Berlin

by Global Graduates
 
Paris

Emma now works for the charity English PEN

by Global Graduates
 
Language Assistant

Jill was a Language Assistant in Stuttgart and now has a German-speaking role at P&G

by Global Graduates
 
Language Assistant

Kim was a Language Assistant in Perpignan and now works for a Luxury Yacht Management Company in Monaco

by Global Graduates
 
2007

Sophie was a Language Assistant in Manosque and is now a journalist and sub-editor at the Sunday Times

by Global Graduates
 
Florence

Emily studied and worked in Nice and Florence and is now a dietitian

by Global Graduates
 
Montpellier

Harriet studied abroad in Montpellier and now works in PR

by Global Graduates
 
Heidelberg

Heidi studied abroad in Beijing and Heidelberg and now works in immigration consultancy

by Global Graduates
 
2009

Elise studied in Tübingen and now works for the ambulance service by day and is a special constable by night

by Global Graduates
 
Toulouse

Emma Jane was a Language Assistant in Toulouse and is now a professeur agrégé in Nice

by Global Graduates
 
Bordeaux

The Mole Diaries: Bordeaux (Volume 2)

by Isabella Miller
 
Valencia

Vivacious Valencia

by Emma Hutchings