Meet Louise. Her study abroad experience inspired her to become a teacher in Korea.
|Current job role||Teacher in Korea|
|Year of graduation||2020|
|Course of study||BA (Hons) Mass Communications|
A global student experience
Louise studied in Singapore as part of her study aboard programme. She says, ‘This was a highlight of my studies at Herts. It was such a great opportunity, and if it wasn’t for my time spent aboard, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to move to Korea. Studying aboard also improved my work ethic and I found that I was a lot more organised and productive during my final year as a result.’
On campus, Louise enjoyed the library facilities and says, ‘I commuted to Herts and the LRC was the place that I studied, completed group work, and assignments. I wanted to make use of all the time that I had on campus, so the library was where I got everything done.’
Life after Herts
‘During my degree I spent time travelling and I knew I wanted to explore more of the world, so I decided to move to Korea.
‘Initially I was unsure about going into teaching, but I have discovered that it’s something I really enjoy, and I’m good at it. My course was so broad, and it has helped me become a good teacher. I use my creative skills to plan lessons, and I get the children involved with editing their own professional videos.’
Advice for prospective students
‘Don’t leave studying until later – do it now! Mass Communications is good course that gives you a lot of opportunities, and if you have any problems, you can always talk to the lecturers. Everyone is really friendly, and they are always there to help you.’