"My three years at the University of Surrey so far have really opened my eyes to different aspects of the world. With such a culturally diverse group of students, you integrate with a variety of people - it has made me want to explore the world further.
The teaching here is excellent and has changed the way I think about and approach things. I had never studied Spanish before coming to Surrey but in the space of three years I can speak it fluently, which is a real credit to the dedication and passion of my tutors. And before coming here, I wasn't confident about talking to people, but now I'm able to stand in front of large groups of people and give presentations.
During my placement in my third year, I worked as the Marketing and Media Manager for the Hilton Buenavista Toldeo in Spain. I secured the job with help from my tutors, who arranged an interview with the company, helped me to write my CV in Spanish and offered me mock interviews so I could practise.
The best thing about my placement was the improvement in my Spanish, and it made me a much better business student too. Realistically, in the future, I won't be working for a UK company but a global company, so I now understand how international businesses function. I also now know that I want to work in the marketing industry when I graduate next year, so I have great experience for my CV.
If you want freedom in a comfortable, friendly, safe environment, with the opportunity to meet fantastic people and have the best time of your life, Surrey is the one for you."