Eleanor studied French and Management at the University of East Anglia, and spent her year abroad working in Vélizy, on the outskirts of Paris. She graduated in 2008 and now works as a PA for a Paris law firm.
Eve studied French and Italian at Bath University and spent her year abroad in Parma, Italy. She graduated in 2010 and after an internship at the European Commission, she now works in the civil service in London.
Peter studied French and Spanish at Newcastle University and spent his year abroad working in Ecuador and Bordeaux. He graduated in 2009 and is now an officer serving on operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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.
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.
Ella studied Modern Languages (Italian and French) at Oxford University and spent her year abroad studying in Bologna and working as an intern in a Paris law firm. She graduated in 2006 and, after working in finance, is now a wine journalist and consultant.
Eleanor studied Law with French and Spanish at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and spent ten months of her year abroad working as an intern in a Law firm in Madrid. She graduated in 2004 and is now practising as a barrister.
John studied Economics with French at the University of Nottingham and spent his year abroad working for a French marketing company near Marseille, and teaching English to disabled adults. He graduated in 2011 and is now on the Renault UK graduate scheme.
Katharine did a BA in Modern Languages at The University of Sheffield and spent her year abroad on voluntary work placements in Lisieux, France, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated in 2010 and is now working for an NGO back in Buenos Aires.
Richard studied International Management and French at Bath University and spent his year abroad (13 months!) on a work placement at Barclays France, training in international account openings, French loans and mortgages in their office on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. He graduated in 2008 and is now working as an International Development and CSR Manager back in Paris.
Tilly studied French and Spanish at the University of Manchester and spent her year abroad teaching adults English at the Association pour la Formation Professionelle des Adultes in Lyon. She graduated in 2010 and now works for a subtitling and dubbing company.
Aline did European Studies at the University of Reading and spent her year abroad working in Strasbourg, Turin and Rome. She graduated in 2006 and now works as a researcher at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial.
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.
Katie studied Modern and Medieval Languages (German and Russian) at the University of Cambridge and spent her year abroad working as a secretary in Munich, Germany. She graduated in 2003 and is now an academic editor and translator back in Munich.