Bethan spent a year abroad at Rennes School of Business as part of her Business Management degree.
My motivations for choosing to spend a year studying abroad in France were firstly the prospect of having the opportunity to broaden my horizons and expand the very narrow view of the world I previously had. Advancing into my final year of university and subsequently graduating with very little knowledge about the working world I would eventually be entering did not sit right with me. Studying in France provided me with the opportunity to overcome these worries and experience a completely different culture of my own whilst not being too far from home. It is impossible for me to pinpoint one specific favourable moment of my year abroad as there were so many equally memorable moments. From eating at authentic restaurants with friends from all over the world, to visiting three different countries in a week with people who were complete strangers to me just weeks before, it is an overall experience I have no desire to forget and very much doubt I ever will.
It is an experience which has boosted my confidence enough to consider every opportunity presented to me, may it be back home in Wales or on the other side of the world. Since finishing my year abroad I have spent 6 weeks living and working as an Au Pair in Madrid and have been researching the possibility of studying a master’s degree in Germany post graduating. I am far from ready for my study abroad experience to be over.