Studying Modern Languages at Cambridge is about much more than learning languages, although that is certainly a very important part! The course takes you through literature, history, and linguistics, beginning with a broad overview and becoming more specialised in the second and fourth years. Before starting Cambridge, I had never read or even come into contact with any medieval French literature, yet I have just completed a dissertation on women's speech in 12th century French romance.
The third year is a compulsory year abroad, a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in another language and culture. Although I officially spent my year abroad teaching English, in reality it was a more eclectic experience of living with an eccentric French lady, learning to salsa dance, and sampling all the local bakeries. Jesus College is a friendly and supportive place to live and study - there really is nothing better than having most of your friends no more than a five minute walk away!