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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Melody Lewis

Melody Lewis

Photo credit: Melody Lewis, Ushuaia, Argentina


Studying in Argentina was perhaps one of the best experiences I've ever had. It opened up my eyes to a world outside my rather small experience of Europe, and helped me understand a language and culture that had previously seemed so far away and intangible. The dialectical differences were challenging at first, but eventually it became easier, and everyone I met was so happy that I was learning Spanish that it made it really easy to get the practice in. Argentina offers a wealth of opportunities for travelling as well as studying, and I managed to fulfil a lifelong dream of visiting Ushuaia - the city at the end of the world - and experience an (almost) Antarctic winter and all the wildlife and nature that came with it. Studying in Argentina for my year abroad was an experience I will never forget, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to adventure a little further afield.