Student Testimonials

Aaron Waters-Marsh

The well-varied culture units in the French major have provided a unique multi-dimensional approach to my studies. Each unit has been thoroughly engaging, challenging, and inspiring. I have surprised myself by my own progress, and owe greatly to the invaluable guidance and patience of the dedicated teaching staff.

French and Francophone Studies has developed my French language skills and provided an overall enrichment to my learning experience by giving me a deeper insight into the richness of the Francophone world. This has led me to study in Switzerland and work a summer job.

Aaron Waters-Marsh
Arts and Social Sciences student


Marea Morgan Ah-chuen

Studying Italian at the University of Sydney constantly broadens my horizons. My time with the department has helped me to achieve one of my most important life goals in gaining an excellent education and open-mindedness towards new people, cultures and experiences.

Through the Italian units of study, you can learn much more than a simple language made of vocabulary and conjugations. Behind the melodic words lie Italian history, music, fashion and, of course, gastronomy!


Marea Morgan Ah-chuen
Arts and Social Sciences student


Tallulah Bur

Studying Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Sydney helped me learn the necessary grammatical and conversational skills to build a strong foundation in communicating with native speakers. Thanks to learning with the Department, I won a Spanish language essay competition which allowed me to attend the Global Youth Forum in New York and speak at the United Nations General Assembly.

I also had the most incredible time studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, and my Spanish improved out of sight. In the context of linguistic and cultural immersion, I have kept some of the most memorable experiences from my time there and met people from all over the globe. The faculty is professional and friendly, and the students are dedicated and willing to work together to achieve the common goal of multilingualism!

Tallulah Bur
Arts and Law student