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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Tom Daniels

I started my Year Abroad in October 2022, working as a Language Assistant for the British Council. Having been placed in a secondary school in a great area of Madrid, I was admittedly quite lucky with my post, but nonetheless felt incredibly supported by the school throughout the year. Settling into life in Madrid came very naturally, and I have gained incredible friendships with people from all aspects of my Year Abroad experience. While working offers a different pace of life to studying, I would hugely encourage anyone to make the most of the British Council’s program and the opportunities they offer – the skills I have developed in the role will, I’m sure, serve me well in future. In my experience, I felt immediately valued as a member of the team, and the job, although at times a touch overwhelming, was incredibly rewarding.