dd1 wants to study french and spanish at uni any advice?

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kiery Thu 28-Feb-13 11:16:16

My dd1 wants to study french and spanish at uni.
Is it worthwhile she take a year out before uni to work in france or spain? One of my flat mates from uni was an au pair in Paris for a year before embarking on her degree (have since lost touch, and as a science grad don't know whether it is/was worthwhile).
Any advice gratefully received.

harbinger Wed 06-Mar-13 18:59:23

mathanxiety do you add Portuguese because it is a BRIC country? (--or short term due to the world cup football--)?
Seriously, how much trade is Europe going to do with Brazil when America is 'just up the road'.
Britain kow-tows to America and the Americans in government do not like the independence of the South American countries.

mathanxiety Thu 07-Mar-13 04:17:07

Yes, Brazil's economy (and potential) would be the main reason. It's the second largest in the western hemisphere. The EU accounts for about 25% of its trade, second only to South America as a trading partner.

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