I've made so many threads about languages, sorry people.
After I found out that it's unlikely that I'll be accepted for German and Arabic at all universities offering that course, considering I (or the examiner) screwed up in the speaking exam, I've considered or went back to previous options.
Option 1 is to study abroad
Option 2 is to take a gap year abroad, then reapply.
I am dead set against just doing one language over here, as I would thoroughly not enjoy it and I feel that I haven't made the best use of my time considering what I want to do, however I am not opposed to doing German in Germany because I'd probably attain fluency faster. The problem with that then is that very few undergraduate courses seem to offer that (and minorly I'm cutting down a language, but ignore that.)
Is it possible to study two languages abroad?
How would you go about studying one?
Can any of you share experiences for things like the price/cost of studying just one?
If I was to take option 2, to take a gap year, would it be worth going to Germany for a year then coming back to do a degree? Would it not be price-worthy for just one year?
Or can people just offer their thoughts?
Just saying, please don't feel put off answering because there are many questions, as no one is obligated to answer all (or any.)
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Last edited by Rorschach II; 27-10-2015 at 20:55.
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- 27-10-2015 21:23
(Sorry, trying to plan the following few years out ASAP. )
- 28-10-2015 06:02
Thankfully, I went with what I enjoyed and instead of systematically planning everything, I opened up as many doors as possible. In other words, I studied French and Spanish because I enjoyed them, and then in first year of university I decided to take up Japanese as well because I've always had a huge interest in it.
That is to say, I have quite a high level of French and Spanish, and right now I'm in Tokyo where I'm hoping to master the language. I chose to come to Tokyo out of other cities in Japan so I could do internships with big companies in the fields of law enforcement or foreign affairs. This would no doubt come as a surprise to my pre-university self.
Things always change. Don't plan your life since if you do, you won't be as open to new opportunities or changes. It's nice to have a goal to work towards, but that shouldn't be what you're wholly set on doing.