Emma Foltzer

Country: France
Subject of study: Arab and Islamic Studies
Year of graduation: 2022
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

What did you enjoy most about your degree programme?

What I enjoyed the most about my Arabic and Islamic studies programme were the different learning resources we were always provided with. The course put within our reach an amount of opportunities, both academic and professional, whether abroad or in the UK, and encouraged us so seize them. This was very enriching, on so many levels.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Yes – European society and Arabic and Middle Eastern society.

What was the highlight of your time at Exeter?

 The highlight of my time at Exeter was reaching the perfect balance between academic commitment and social fulfilment. I found out that devoting equal importance to both my studies and my friends was essential to my personal wellbeing, and carrying this out definitely helped me thrive.

What will you miss the most about University?

I will definitely miss the constant sense of proximity I had with everyone there; both my friends and the teaching staff. The University’s environment felt very supportive and safe, which made me feel at home while encouraging me to become independent at the same time.

What advice would you give to current and future students? (If you are an international student what would you like to tell future students from back home who might be thinking about applying to study in Exeter?)

 As an international student, I would definitely recommend applying to study in Exeter, where I found the perfect balance between city life and campus life, while being so close to nature at the same time. In my opinion it is the perfect environment for a fulfilling student life.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

Further studying with a Masters degree in a French university.


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