My name is Kholeka Nkosi. I'm 23 years old and I love learning languages, travelling and cats!
I graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a Bachelor's degree in French, Italian, and Translation & Intercultural Communication in April 2016. That same year, I was enrolled for coursework towards an Honours degree in Translation Studies. At the time, I was also interning at a French language school and cultural centre, Alliance Française.
Due to factors such as being unable to pay university fees, loans and mental health difficulties, at the beginning of the second semester, I deregistered from the university. In the meantime, though, I kept busy at work and sat and passed the B1 DELF (a diploma awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove French language skills for non-French candidates). I am currently tutoring French to first year students once a week at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College.
"If you're 22, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel - as far and as widely as possible [...] Find out how other people live [...] learn from them - wherever you go." Anthony Bourdain
I had found this quote while lost during another one of my winding, virtual trips on Pinterest about 4 years ago in the university's computer lab one Saturday morning.That twinkle of light at the other end of the tunnel is getting brighter. Guess what? *squeals* I have been accepted by the Embassy of France in South Africa and the Centre Internationale d'Études Pédagogiques (CIEP) , a branch of the French Ministry of Education, to go to France on a 7-month exchange program to teach English in Angers, France starting 1 October 2018. I have just received my confirmation letter - excitement is an understatement.
I am in the process of enrolling for the second semester of 2018 to complete my honours degree which means that financially, participating in the language assistant program in France is hanging in the balance. I'm also looking to sit the DELF B2 exam (which is unrelated to my university studies) on 20 September 2018 just before I leave! This is the second time I have been accepted into the program. The first time I fell ill and spent most of my séjour in a hospital so no luck there! But this time I'm 100% ready :)
Please help make my wishes become a reality.
A donation of any amount will be appreciated. What will your contribution go towards? - outstanding university fees & airfare
If you would like to see documents to support this, I can provide these without hesitation. I must warn you, though, they are written in French. If you or anyone you know would fancy learning the language, I would enthusiastically guide you on the spellbinding linguistic voyage!
And if you know of someone who might be interested and would like more information about the program, please let me know.
Merci, thank you