I have had an amazing time studying Linguistics, especially in SOAS. I found that linguistics touches on a broad spectrum of issues, and has many aspects which are either technical and analytical, or sometimes abstract and philosophical, both of which I enjoy immensely.
I also found that studying linguistics at SOAS has opened my eyes to a whole world of languages which can sometimes be overlooked in a Western education. I think the variety at SOAS is one of its strongest aspects – simply being a student at SOAS has taught me a lot about cultures and has given me the opportunity to meet so many great people.
I like the fact that SOAS is so small, as it allows everyone’s voice to be heard and their personality and background to shine. There are so many clubs and societies which are all equally active in creating events such as debates, lectures, parties and even food tasting! SOAS’s relatively small size not only creates a feeling of a family, especially in small lectures and tutorials, but it has also meant that I have always been granted the best help and support with whatever problem I have encountered, from my teachers, the administration and also the Students’ Union.