French & Hispanic Studies with a year abroad BA
After having spent two years at King’s I can honestly say I feel like I made the right choice. Coming from a small town in Norfolk, I was desperate to study somewhere with a bit more life and I definitely found that in London – there is always something to get involved in.
King’s has an internationally renowned reputation, leading academics in world research, excellent student societies and, obviously, some of the best students. These are all factors that led me here.
I’m studying French and Hispanic Studies, a 4-year course. I’m currently on my third year which is spent abroad. My first two years at King’s prepared me well for the linguistic and intellectual challenges I am currently facing. I enjoy the academic challenge of my course, knowing that the French and Hispanic departments rank amongst the top in the UK.
Since I started my course I have been inundated with opportunities. In 2011 I was lucky enough to form part of a delegation of university students from the UK to visit Brazil for 2 weeks sponsored by Santander. I have carried out an internship for a charity as an Operations Project Leader alongside my studies, leading a team to raise money in order to collect, ship and distribute disused textbooks in Tanzania. My linguistic skills earnt me a fantastic opportunity at the London 2012 Olympics working as an Olympic Family Assistant for those requiring French and Spanish speakers.
In 2014 I am hoping to take the GDL (graduate diploma in law) which will help me on my way to the legal profession. My dream job would allow me to combine my linguistic skills within law. I am proud to be a part of King’s and I’m looking forward to returning to face the challenge of my final year.
You can find out what it's like
to be a student in their year abroad by reading Chris's blog