Studying modern languages will give you excellent and varied career opportunities and life-long skills. Language skills are in scarce supply and can be used in almost any job. Studying a language clearly makes you a communicator, both orally and in writing. Additional skills gained through a language degree include the ability to:
If you spend a year abroad during your degree, you will gain insight into another culture, adapt to new and changing surroundings, as well as work both in a team and independently. These skills have value in a job market that is becoming increasingly global and will be appreciated by employers, whatever career you go into.
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