Thomas did European Studies and German at Aberystwyth University and spent his year abroad as an Erasmus student at the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, which included a one-year full-time study programme in international relations. He graduated in 2011 and currently works for an NGO in Berlin.
Gemma studied German and Russian at Manchester University and spent her year abroad studying in St. Petersburg, Volgograd, Düsseldorf and Dresden. She graduated in 2011 and is now a German-speaking cabin crew member for an English airline.
Kate-Marie studied French at The University of Manchester and spent her year abroad working in Paris. She graduated in 2011 and is now an English teacher. This is our favourite report of all those we collected for the 'Valuing the Year Abroad' report.
Katie studied French and Spanish at Surrey University and spent her year abroad La Rochelle, Paris and the Basque country. She graduated in 2011 and is now works in compliance for a property management company in California.
Clare studied French and German at Oxford University and spent 6 months of her year abroad as a Language Assistant in Hamburg and 6 months interning for a European radio project in Nantes. She graduated in 2011 and is now a TeachFirst French teacher in London.
Kimberley studied Modern and Medieval Languages (German and Russian) at Cambridge University and spent nine months of her year abroad teaching English to Russian students at a private language centre in Krasnodar, south west Russia, then two months translating museum materials in Almaty and Taraz in Kazakhstan. She graduated in 2011 and is now a trainee solicitor.