Joel David Horne

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: French Medical Interpreter
Subject of study: Politics and International Studies with Study Abroad
Year of graduation: 2017
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

International Citizenship Service (Team Leader-Burkina Faso) MA- Humanitarian Action and Conflict (Uppsala University).

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I love being able to work in French and helping Francophone African immigrants receive equitable access to healthcare.

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

Rugby player, Christian Union, President Student representative council.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

Being able to study abroad in France and learn French. Going on a field trip to New York. Studying Humanitarian Crisis.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Small classes, good relationships with professors, beautiful campus.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Strong academics, good course and beautiful location.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Research, language skills, data analysis.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Learn a language through immersion. Be proactive about seeking internships and advice from professionals in the field you want to pursue.

What are your plans for the future?

Work for an international NGO in humanitarian program management.


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