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German A level student wins national Dresden scholarship

June 8th, 2021

An A level student at Monmouth School for Girls has scooped a national scholarship to improve her German language skills.

Year 12 student, Bea (pictured), has been awarded a fully-funded scholarship as part of the Dresden Scholars’ Scheme.

Bea is one of just five pupils nationally who will be given the opportunity to spend three weeks at one of the best schools in Dresden, providing a unique opportunity to improve her German language skills, experience life in one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and forge new friendships.

Bea will stay with a host family in Germany towards the end of the summer holidays.

The Dresden Trust believes there is no better way of furthering harmonious relations between countries than encouraging contacts between their young people.

Bea said: “I applied for the scholarship hoping to gain an opportunity to fully immerse myself in German language and culture, by both staying with a host family and visiting a German school.

“As well as new language skills, I hope my time in Dresden will reward me with lasting friendships and connections.”

After her A levels in Monmouth Schools Sixth Form, Bea is hoping to continue German at university and beyond.

“I would love to pursue a career focused on language and foreign relations,” she said.

“Coming out of a year restricted to repetitive routines, without any opportunity for new, foreign experiences the possibility of visiting an unfamiliar city, is more exciting than ever.

“I hope to return to Year 13 in September with a reinforced appreciation for the German language, as well as the refreshing experience of life in a European city.”

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